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Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Creamy Herb Sauce

What is it about pork chops that can make a family goes nuts for dinner time? These juicy delicious chops are made with a creamy herb sauce right in the slow cooker for a meal that will have everyone scrambling to get to the table first!

pork chop with mashed potatoes and green beans on a white plate topped with gravy

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.

Using your slow cooker to make pork chops ensures they will turn out tender and juicy every time. Nobody wants dried out pork chops!

4 browned pork chops in slow cooker

How to Make Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker:

  • season the chops well and brown them up before slow cooking (if you use a multi-cooker like this one, it’s zero hassle!)
  • cook them up with plenty of onions and garlic
  • slow cook them with chicken broth all day so they don’t dry out
  • and some cream and thickener to the pan drippings and make a delicious gravy

pouring chicken broth over pork chops in slow cooker

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.

  1. Crockpot Skinny Mashed Potatoes
  2. Slow Cooker Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  3. Crispy Garlic Onion Green Beans
  4. Slow Cooker Gratin Potatoes
  5. Slow Cooker Cheesy Potatoes

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!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!

pork chops with gravy in slow cookerHow to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chops Video:

More tips for making juicy slow cooker pork chops:

  • use bone in pork chops for best results
  • be careful not to overcook pork when browning
  • make sure all chops are covered with liquid while cooking
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!

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Creamy Herb Sauce

Jennifer Draper
What is it about pork chops that can make a family goes nuts for dinner time? These juicy delicious chops are made with a creamy herb sauce right in the slow cooker for a meal that will have everyone scrambling to get to the table first!
4.03 from 79 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 582 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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 dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions
 

  • 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

Notes

  • can also use fresh herbs if desired
  • be sure not to overcook pork when browning
  • be sure to use bone-in chops
  • leftovers will keep up to 3 days in fridge

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 50gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 765mgPotassium: 969mgVitamin A: 745IUVitamin C: 7.9mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1.6mg
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81 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Have you tried using this recipe with a different protein? I am thinking of substituting chicken with pork instead? Thoughts or suggestions?

    Thank you!

    1. absolutely! You will typically use 3 times the amount of fresh herbs to dried. I would probably add half to start and half at the end since fresh herbs don’t hold up as well in the slow cooker.

  2. 5 stars
    Making these today for my mom’s birthday dinner.

    The house already smells fantastic!

    Can hardly wait till it’s time to eat!

    Thanks for the recipe =)

  3. 5 stars
    i followed the recipe,except after i seared my chops and put them in the slow cooker,i had these onions and garlic that i added another tbs of olive oil and butter,then added a cup of white wine,pinot grigio,and reduced it to half and poured it over the chops,omg,it was pure heaven on a plate,best pork chops in the world,thank you,ive died and went to heaven…

  4. This sounds so amazing, I am going to try it tonight. I have boneless pork loin rib meat – smaller 3 x 1.5 inch pieces, so I will reduce the cooking time a little.

    I am so glad there are no mushrooms in this recipe. I will let you know how it works out.

  5. I’m trying to plan ahead and finally doing some crockpot freezer meals, do you think I could do it with this recipe? Still brown the chops before freezing or not?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Darcy! To make these freezer friendly I would skip the browning step. Could potentially create food safety issues by only partially cooking then freezing. Add all the seasonings and freeze. Thaw completely before cooking and add chicken broth at that time. Then complete remaining steps as listed. Did you get my free e-book with 5 new recipes to make-ahead and freeze? Just sign up for the e-mail list!! And… stay tuned for a big announcement about freezer meals coming soon…. 😉

  6. Hi there!

    I’m going to try this recipe tomorrow night, but I’m just curious…will tossing some veggies (green beans maybe) into the slow cooker at the same time really alter the taste/turnout of this? Or is there any other veggie you’d suggest? I’d just love to have a whole meal good to go, but I’m new to the slowcooker!

  7. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have systemic mastocytosis and react to many things and this recipe might actually be something I will be able to eat and it sounds sooooo yummy!

    1. Hi Amy! I’d never heard of that, I had to look it up. I’m glad you found a recipe that might work for your particular diet! I’m not sure what particular foods you have to avoid, but let me know if you need help searching my site for any specifics! And let me know how the pork chops turn out!

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