Chicken-Baked Pork Chops; the update

What can I say – I took the wrong package out of the freezer.

As if you’ve never done that…..

I had promised mon mari Oven-Fried Chicken, his very favorite way of having chicken if it can’t be done on the barbecue.

I thawed pork chops instead.


You’ve heard of Chicken-Fried Steak, right?

When you have lemons…..

Normally, I wouldn’t have posted such a simple idea that was, in reality, a screw-up.

I had been expecting dry and tough, but these were the best pork chops I’ve made in ages! They stayed moist and got amazingly tender. 

Mon mari was pleased! (And that is our goal in life, after all….)

Chicken-Baked Pork Chops

Total time: 40 minutes


  • 3 – 4 pork chops
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil



  • Spread olive oil on a baking sheet with a rim.
  • Wash pork chops and pat dry. 
  • In a plastic baggie mix the flour and spices. 
  • Add pork chops and shake well. 
  • Lay on the baking sheet and bake at 400F (200C) 35 minutes. Do not turn.
  • Remove and serve.

Mon mari is back at work.

Part of the work is bringing packs of floorboards from the cold barn to the warm hall and stacking them up…. Prior to carrying them upstairs to be used.

The floor has been started.  

It’s half done, actually.

The new stain is a little (a lot?) more red than the old… It’s almost cherry.

It’s not the same but I like it

And where is it written that all the floors need to match?

Mon mari is pleased, too.

What he’s most pleased about is this is the warmest room in the house. For the first time this winter he can work in a t-shirt.

Next – the trim!

6 thoughts on “Chicken-Baked Pork Chops; the update”

  1. That floor is gorgeous! Next time, I’m not doing carpet. I don’t care what the DH says. I have some hardwood flooring and love it. I love my tile floors too. Much easier to care for overall than carpeting is.
    And the pork chops are making my mouth water. I’ll have to make them this next week.

  2. “It’s Shake and Bake! … and Ah Helped!”
    One of my favorite ways to do pork chops …
    What about the lost dogs? I find myself fretting about them from half a world away …

  3. Lovely floor and, you’re right, they don’t have to match! In fact, it’s far more interesting and fun if they don’t. Pork chops look good enough to eat. 🙂

  4. I’ve heard of chicken-fried steak. And chicken-fried chops. But not chicken-baked chops. Until now. They look fabulous. No wonder ton marie was pleased.

  5. Theo, I did white carpeting once (not my choice, realtor said it had to be done to sell the house) I lived with it for 3 weeks and swore I’d never have carpet again~
    Charlotte, I’d forgotten – now that ‘ah hepped’ is going to be stuck in my head…. ‘-)) Dogs were returned to the farmer after 4 days….
    Zoomie, I like this color better…. Pork chops were a keeper!
    Val, thanks….
    Elizabeth, I can get a little looney when it comes to the names LOL

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