We love good pork chops especially juicy porks and hope you do too. Our recipe for milk braised pork chops will blow your mind because they’re tender and not tough or chewy.  Pork chops recipes don’t get juicier than this.

Juicy Pork Chops Braised in Milk with Mustard Sauce in a cast iron skillet

Best Pork Chops Recipe Braised in Milk

Braised in milk, mustard and delicious spices, these pork chops come out super tender, moist and juicy.  By searing the pork chops first, it creates a nice crust. Then braising it in the creamy milk creates an outstanding juicy chop that’s hard to beat. You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops. Make sure to adjust cooking times based on the thickness of your pork chops. No two pork chops are the same size and thickness, so keep checking the pork to make sure they’re cooked through.

Video: Skillet Pork Chops Recipe with Mustard Sauce 

Juicy Pork Chops Braised in Milk with Mustard Sauce on a plate with fork

How To Freeze Skillet Pork Chops

  • These are fantastic to freeze and meal prep for another meal throughout the week.
  • Make sure that the sauce and pork chops are completely cool before freezing.
  • Store them in a freezer safe container.
  • Before serving, take them out of the freezer the night before and put it in the fridge. Allow the pork chops and sauce to thaw.
  • Re-heat in a skillet or pan and serve. Quick and easy dinner!

Best Pork Chop Sauce

The best part about this pork chop recipe is that the pork is cooked in the sauce, so it’s really hard to over cook them and make them dry. The sauce is also fantastic and  if you want gravy, you can make it out of the sauce! Just add some butter and flour. Then whisk the sauce until it thickens. This results in an awesome milk and mustard gravy that will take the pork chops to another level. Please don’t waste the gravy because it’s great for another meal especially if it’s on a baked potato. Yum! You can even use the sauce on our oven roast garlic pork chops recipe.

Juicy Pork Chops Braised in Milk with Mustard Sauce in a cast iron skillet
Skillet recipe on plate
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Juicy Milk Pork Chops With Mustard Sauce

You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops. Make sure to adjust cooking times based on the thickness of your pork chops. See post above for video on making the milk braised pork chops.
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  • 2 pounds (910 g) pork chops , bone-in or boneless
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) paprika
  • kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • (fresh ground ) fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 g) butter divided
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) garlic minced
  • 1 (1) bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried thyme leaves or fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) dijon mustard
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • additional fresh cracked black pepper and salt to taste

Optional For Thicker Sauce:

  • Additional 1-2 Tablespoons (15-30 g) butter , to thicken sauce
  • 1-2 Tablespoons (15-30 ml) flour , to thicken sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
    Oven knobs
  • Season both sides of pork chops with ground cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.
    Raw pork chops with seasonings
  • Heat large oven-proof skillet on medium-high heat and then melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Sear both sides of the pork chops until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove pork chops from pan and set aside.
    Pork chops being seared in a skillet
  • In same skillet over medium heat, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add bay leaf, milk, thyme, dijon mustard, and lemon zest. Stir and reduce heat to bring liquid to a low simmer. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Sauce being made in the same skillet
  • Add pork chops back into the skillet and cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
    Pork chops added back into skillet with the sauce
  • Bake the pork chops for about 15-30 minutes or until fully cooked and to your desired tenderness (Different thickness of pork chops will change cooking times). Serve the pork chops with the milk-mustard sauce. Add thyme garnish as an option.
    Baked pork chops and sauce in skillet
  • (optional) For a thicker sauce (gravy): Remove the pork chops from the pan. Heat up the pan of mustard-milk sauce again to a low simmer. Whisk in 1-2 Tablespoons of butter and flour until all flour clumps are removed. Sauce will get thicker as it cooks. Once gravy is thick and creamy, remove from heat and serve immediately.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 480kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 176mg, Sodium: 375mg, Potassium: 1000mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 445IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 134mg, Iron: 1.7mg