This saucy pork chops recipe uses off-the-shelf ingredients to create a quick and easy meal your whole family will love. Full of flavor and one you can make any day of the week.

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How to make Saucy Pork Chops

IMG_2706I am on a no-brainer-meal kick lately, for obvious reasons. I’m all about throwing cans of soup at my food and calling it dinner these days. Why is cream of chicken soup so comforting? Is it the sodium or the fat that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside? Either way, I’m digging it. Don’t turn up your nose at these pork chops, you know you want some. My mom made this on special occasions when I was growing up, and had me convinced that it was a labor-intensive meal. Little did I know it only has 5 ingredients and requires no thought. I’ll take it!

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Saucy Pork Chops

4.67 from 9 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 people
This pork chop recipe uses off-the-shelf ingredients to create a quick and easy meal your whole family will love. Full of flavor and one you can make any day of the week.


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 10-oz cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Slice the onion into about 6 pieces. Depending on how big your onion is, they will be about a quarter to a half inch thick. Think onion-ring size. Add the onion slices to the pan and saute for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove the onions from the skillet and set aside. Turn the heat to medium high and add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops. Add chops to the pan and brown on both sides. Shouldn't take more than a couple minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the soup, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • When the meat is browned, place one onion ring on top of each pork chop. Pour the soup mixture evenly over the onions and chops. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. We like to eat this with mashed potatoes.
  • Crock Pot instructions: Follow steps until the meat is browned. Then transfer the chops to a crock pot, cover with onions, and pour sauce on top. Heat on high for about 4 hours.


Source: my mom, who got it from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 286
Keyword: chop, pork, pork chops, saucy
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  1. This was SO good! I did the crock pot method and next time will add more pork chops. I made 8 of the thinly sliced, boneless chops.

    1. That’s great Amanda, I’m so glad you liked it! This will always be the most nostalgic dish for me! Thanks so much for reviewing :)

  2. I got this recipe in the 1969 BH&G cookbook. My recipe book is in storage. So glad you had it here! Guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night?

    1. It’s an old classic, right Amy!? My mom has the same cookbook, along with everyone else in America I’m sure ;) Enjoy!!

      1. 5 stars
        I’ve been making this for yrs out of that beloved BH G cookbook, but sadly that page is missing from the book I still have. I was happy to find that you had posted it because I wasn’t sure of exact proportions.
        It’s the best , easiest way to do yummy pork chops.
        Thank you for posting.

  3. I found a couple pork chops in the freezer this morning and thought of this recipe. I’ve been making it off and on since the kids were little when I found it in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook I received when I got married! Thanks for posting this Karen! It’s a simple but really good recipe! Yay for cream of chicken soup!! 

  4. Pork chops are so tender cooked this way… and the sauce is delightful!!! I have made this recipe for years and it’s the only way my family will eat pork chops. They fon’t Like dry pork chops!

    1. I know what you mean. Eric warmed up some leftovers the other day and just the smell brought back so many memories.

  5. So the hardest thing about having to reduce my sodium intake is coming to grips with the fact that I’ll most likely never have store-bought cream of chicken soup again. Or Chef Boyardee. Sob. Sniffle.

  6. I love these pork chops, the onions are soooo good! So glad you made it while I was here to eat it, since I’ve been too lazy to make it at home :)

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