How Long to Cook Pork Chops for on the Stove and How to Prepare Them
It takes about 10 minutes to cook pork chops on the stove. For the best results, use a cast-iron skillet. Add a little oil to the pan, wait until it's shimmering, then add your pork chops and cook them for 5 minutes on each side. You'll end up with a nicely browned exterior and a juicy, tender inside.
Alternatively, the stovetop can be used in conjunction with a classic baked pork chop. Searing the meat on the stovetop before baking seals in moisture and adds a layer of flavor.
You can test for doneness by pressing on the center of a pork chop with one finger; it should offer only slight resistance. You can also use a meat thermometer; if it's at 145 degrees, the pork is done.