How Long to Cook Very Thick Pork Chops in the Oven
In general, it will take a half-hour to 45 minutes to cook a thick pork chop in an oven set at 375 degrees. Thick pork chops can be considered to be any cut that's more than an inch thick. You can cut down the cooking time for very thick pork chops a bit by searing them in a frying pan on the stove before baking them. Searing your pork chops for 5 to 8 minutes will lower the amount of time you need to bake them to around 20 minutes, and it will also give the classic backed pork chops a nicely browned and flavorful exterior.