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Zesty Smothered, Braised Pork Chops

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“i came up with this one night and we found it to be a new comfort food”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Generously salt and pepper the flour in the bottom of a large Ziploc bag, adding chops and shaking about until evenly covered.
  3. Heat 1 T butter and 1 T olive oil in a shallow Dutch oven (something just large enough to hold the 4 chops in a single layer) and sear the pork chops until golden brown on one side.
  4. Turn and smear the dijon mustard on the top sides of the chops.
  5. Add onion, fennel, and garlic and smother with the chicken broth.
  6. While bringing up to a simmer, add the soy sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir in the sour cream until dissolved.
  9. Sprinkle the lemon zest on top.
  10. Place the lid on the dish and cook in the oven for 1- 1 1/2 hours until pork chops are very tender.
  11. check about halfway through cooking time and add more liquid if necessary, stir, and flip pork chops.
  12. serve with mashed potatoes or white rice.

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