Slow Cooker Pork Chops are always a family favorite. This bone in version includes a Creamy Herb Sauce that takes it over the top in flavor!
I was lucky growing up in that my family all ate dinner together almost every night. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it really was a big deal. It’s something that many families struggle with now days, mine included. I always remember my favorite meals being my Mom’s pork chop recipes. It seems like my brother and I were always racing to see who could get seconds first and more than once I’m pretty sure it turned into a battle. I’m sure it drove my mom crazy, but at the same time she had to love the fact that we loved her cooking so much! That left no doubt that as the mom doing the cooking now, I really wanted Slow Cooker Pork Chops that I could share with my family.
This recipe may be a slight departure from that original one from more than just a few years ago but in my own way I wanted to create that same sort of meal for my kids. Thankfully these Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Creamy Herb Sauce seemed to do the trick. Of course it’s hard to say what kind of memories they will help make, but at least everyone requested seconds.
Pork chops are so quick to dry out and that’s why I think they are perfect in the slow cooker. They turn out juicy and fall apart tender. Top them off with a creamy gravy perfectly seasoned with your favorite herbs and you have a winner
I served these pork chops with potatoes but the side dish option are endless! Here are some of the sides I recommend for this recipe.
- Crockpot Skinny Mashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Crispy Garlic Onion Green Beans
- Slow Cooker Gratin Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes
Need a slow cooker to use for this recipe? Here is the one I bought and have been using all year and love! Perfect for browning up the pork chops without using an extra pan! I use the 4 quart for most of my meals. I even turned the sauté function back on in order to make the gravy at the end. Truly a one-pot meal!
- 2 pounds bone-in pork loin chops
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 small yellow onion diced (or about 1/4 cup)
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder
- 1/8 or up to 1/4 teaspoon pepper, depending on taste
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon freeze dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon freeze dried basil
- Sprinkle each side of pork chops with thyme, salt, pepper and mustard
- In large skillet over medium high heat melt butter with olive oil
- Add onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes
- Move onions and garlic to side of pan and add seasoned pork chops
- Saute for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned
- Transfer contents of pan to slow cooker
- Add chicken broth
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
- Remove pork chops and cover to keep warm
- Add cream to slow cooker and whisk
- To thicken sauce pour into small saucepan and whisk in 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes until thickened to desired consistency
- Add additional salt and pepper to taste
- Pour over pork chops and garnish with freeze dried herbs
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This post was originally published on October 13, 2014 and has been updated to include fresh photos and any recipe updates due to retesting or reader feedback.