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!
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!
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
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!
How 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 with Creamy Herb Sauce
- 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
- 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
- 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
I only comment on a recipe when it’s worth my time. This one makes the BEST pork chops ever. My kids have asked me to make only this recipe again when we have pork chops. I followed it almost exactly and cooked the chops on high for 3 1/2 hours. They fell off the bone as they were so tender and the flavour was out of this world amazing. The only changes I made was decreasing the salt as I used smoked pork chops and I used plain yogurt for the heavy cream in the gravy. I want to try using wine next time!!! Thanks for the recipe as it’s one that impresses and is worth keeping!
Hi Sheila! Thanks so much!!! Let me know how it turns out with wine!!!
Hi can you tell me the carb intake on this Meal please my husband and I are trying to do low-carb
Hi Jessica!! I don’t currently have the nutrition info on this (but will be working on this in the future) but you can plug in the recipe at myfitnesspal.com and that should easily help you out 🙂
I just got finished eating these. They were very good. They were a tad dry and I cooked them on low for only 4 hours.
I could not get the gravy thick enough despite 2Tb of cornstarch.
I made these today and they were great. I used the bone in pork chops which are usually juicier than boneless but they were still a little dry. Any tips for this? Also, the sauce was delicious!
Hi Michelle! I would probably decrease the cooking time a bit or use a smaller slow cooker. If the slow cooker wasn’t very full it could cause the chops to cook a little faster and dry out.
Will try that, thank you!
I felt the sauce really needed more complexity — more herbs, perhaps some wine or even some honey to balance out the salt.
Thanks for the feedback! Those all sound like wonderful additions!
Hi! Looking to make this tonight. Could I substitute the corn starch for flour? Also would you adjust the time for bone-in chops?
Hi Jesse. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, I was away for appointments all day. Hopefully you made them and they turned out great! But, to answer your questions, yes, you can sub corn starch in this recipe. Also, the recipe is written for bone-in chops, so if you use boneless, I would probably reduce the cooking time slightly, unless they are a very thick cut chop.
Followed instructions exactly using the low temp. Pork was way overcooked. Very very dry. The flavor was good, so next time I’ll cut cooking time in half.
Hi Linde, Thanks for giving the recipe a try! My slow cooker cooks faster than some others, so it sounds like maybe yours does the same. Hopefully next time they will turn out better if you decrease the cooking time.
Thanks for this fantastic versatile recipe including the delicious sauce. I don’t comment on recipe forums unless i and the family find something special. This one has gone into our “Best Recipes” folder. Ill never do pork chops in the pan or on the barby again……
Hi Liam!! This is what I love to hear. So glad you liked the recipe.
Could I use coconut cream instead of heavy cream? Allergic to dairy, but I want this
Hi Olivia! I haven’t tested it out, but I’m pretty sure there’s a good chance it should work!
I made this on the stove last night as it was too late to use a slow cooker and I was drooling for these flavors. Served with a quinoa and mushroom mix. Yummy!!!
Sautéed onions and garlic, reserved.
Slowly fried chops over medium heat, seasoned as recommended. . Removed, covered and placed in warm oven.
Added broth and onion mix to skillet, increase. Heat to medium high, added cream and corn starch.
Added last herbs, stirred and served.