Simple Broiled Pork Chops

November 14, 2012 in Categories: by

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You just can’t beat simplicity when it comes to food.  Well, unless that simple food also happens to be ridiculously delicious.  Which this dish is!  These pork chops take minutes to prepare and about 15 minutes to cook, which makes them a perfect mid-week meal.  The combination of fennel seed and pork is absolutely divine, especially when served beside a sweeter flavor like spiced sweet potatoes or the classic applesauce.

It’s nice to keep a couple of extra spice shakers around.  You can make a bigger batch of this seasoning mix and keep it in a shaker for whenever you cook pork (it’s also really tasty on pork roasts and good on chicken too).  If you don’t have a shaker to put the spice mix in, a sieve will help you dust the pork chops more evenly than sprinkling with your fingers.

Serves 4.

Simple Broiled Pork Chops


  1. Turn broiler on in oven (on “hi”) and let preheat for about 10 minutes.
  2. Grind fennel seed in a spice grinder or something like a Magic Bullet until it’s a fine powder.  Combine with salt and cracked black pepper (you could also grind whole pepper corns with the fennel seed).  Sprinkle liberally over both sides of the pork chops.
  3. Place pork on a roasting pan (to make clean-up easier at the end, you can line the bottom of the pan with tin foil).
  4. Broil on the first side for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pork chops (mine were on the thin side so 6 minutes was perfect).  Flip and broil on the second side for another 6-8 minutes.
  5. Let the pork chops rest 5 minutes before eating.  Enjoy!


I love the idea of fennel on the chops! I just made nearly an identical meal on Monday but I used sage….definitely going to try the fennel next time.

Place chops on rack in… mixture on chops. Broil about 6 inches… until chops are nicely browned and done. Season with salt and pepper.

Sorry, but you don’t “pre-heat” anything. You HEAT the broiler or you HEAT the oven. “Heat pre-cooking” is acceptable. “Pre” means “before” so you’re telling people to “heat before you heat.” That’s ridiculous. There are only two conditions of an oven; heated and unheated. There’s no such thing as to “pre-heat” an oven.

Are you serious right now? When you Pre heat an oven you giving the oven time to get up to the temperature you would like it to be. If you turn on a oven to 450° F it isn’t just instantly 450°F. Smh. Wouldn’t seem so ridiculous if you if possessed a little common sense on the subject. Maybe try looking up info on Google or something before you try correcting someone and end up looking ridiculous your self. That is all. Have a wonderful day.

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