Sponsored Links

Pan-Grilled Pork Chops for a Quick Gluten-Free Meal

Pan-Grilled Pork Chops, lightly seasoned and golden-browned, always entice me with their aroma, and since they’re boneless, they cook fast to make a gluten-free dinner that everyone enjoys.

Gluten-Free Pork Rib Chops with Gravy, Served with Brussels Sprouts and Rice with Onion and Peppers

Gluten-Free Pork Rib Chops with Gravy, Served with Brussels Sprouts and Rice with Onion and Peppers


The pan juices are flavorful and work well to spoon over the chops when served.  If you don’t thicken the gravy, this is a great gluten-free and low-carb dish.

If you like, you can thicken the juices to make delicious, very lean, gluten-free pork chop gravy.  It may taste rich, but this meal is ideal for a lean, gluten-free diet or paleo diet.

I like to use this for a gluten-free meal that can be on the table in about 15 minutes.


Pan-Grilled Pork Chops for a Quick Gluten-Free Meal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Makes 3 – 4 servings


  • 1 Pound Boneless Pork Chops, cut 1/2″ to 3/4″thick
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt (or GF Onion Soup Mix, or other seasonings like salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic salt, celery salt, etc…) to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Water, to deglaze pan, or make gravy
For Optional Gravy:
  •  Cup Pan Juices Combined With Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt, to taste


Spread oil in bottom of a heavy-bottomed skillet.

Season with seasoned salt, gluten-free onion soup mix or with your choice of seasonings (salt, pepper, onion salt, garlic salt, celery salt…).

Place pork in pan over medium heat.

Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Turn.

Continue cooking until tender and cooked through, so that an instant-read thermometer registers 145 °F.

Remove chops to plate and keep warm.

Add water to deglaze skillet, then pour over chops for a delicious low-carb dish, or use make gravy as follows.

To Make Optional Gravy:

Mix sweet rice flour with the liquid and stir into pan.

Add more hot water a tablespoon or two at a time if needed to adjust thickness.

Season to taste.



Here is a useful chart that is based upon Guidelines From the USDA. The original link took you to a page which contained the chart. They have replaced the chart with a PDF which should contain the information. I believe the chart to be correct but, please, before you use it, verify that I have recorded the information from the USDA correctly!

How to Safely Pan-Grill Pork Chops until Done

Thickness Cooking Time Temperature
Loin Chops or Cutlets ¼-inch or ¾-inch 3-4 minutes or 7-8 minutes 145 °F and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes
Tenderloin Medallions ¼ to ½-inch 4 to 8 minutes
Ground Pork Patties ½ inch 8 to 10 minutes 160 °F


The above link also has much other information about cooking pork safely.

This gluten-free recipe is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like it, too.   It is wheat-free, barley-free and rye-free.  Also, it is casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, low-carb (without the thickened gravy), nut-free, paleo and refined sugar-free.



Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

The Gluten-Free Homemaker’s Gluten-Free Wednesdays

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday