Delicious Herb Crusted Pork Chops coated in dijon mustard, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs all cooked to perfection for a healthy weeknight meal your family will love!


Whoever said running was easy is a damn liar!

Seriously I commend you devoted runners who are out every day running 10 plus miles like it’s nothin but a thang……..puhleeeease.

As you know I signed up for about 3 races, completely motivated and ready to get my bootay in shape, and lemme tell you….I. am. struggggggggling.I mean look, I’m not out of shape!  I’ll kick an elliptical’s ass any day of the week or even kill a spin class or two, but running?  We seem to have a love/hate relationship these days and really…I am trying.  Then of course there is my boyfriend who hasn’t ran in years, decides last week he wants to start and without hesitation or struggle, runs a 3 miler!


Yes I’m just convinced it’s not my thing, BUT I’m always up for a challenge and I’m bound and determined to make running my bitch.  Unfortunately the 5k I was signed up for last weekend was cancelled due to thunderstorms so I was off the hook completely devastated of course.Wink. My next race is a 15k on April 22nd and this one I’m terrrrified about, BUT I am training and I WILL be prepared!  In the meantime, I’ve been eating super healthy and have just been loading up on tons of fruits and veggies, smoothies in the morning and tons of greens throughout the day.  I haven’t been able to cut chicken or fish from my diet, but I have cut out bread and pasta.

I know…HUGE sacrifice.


But I feel amazing and that’s all that matters!  As someone had asked before, I’ll give y’all a post soon sharing my daily meal plan as well as my current workout regime.  Everyone is different, but this works for me!

Oh yeah, and I made you some yummy pork chops.

You could always choose to make this recipe by using a pork tenderloin and slicing it into medallions.  That should yield about two medallions per serving and would feed more people.  I chose to be cost-effective and just pick up a tiny package of boneless pork chops since I was feeding just two of us.  You can’t go wrong either way!  Just make sure to trim off all the fat and you’ve got yourself a delicious piece of lean meat for your meal!

5 from 3 votes

Herb Crusted Pork Chops

Delicious Herb Crusted Pork Chops coated in dijon mustard, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs all cooked to perfection for a healthy weeknight meal your family will love!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless pork chops, fat trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Rub mustard evenly over pork chops. Combine panko, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl and dredge pork chops in panko mixture.
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add pork chops, saute for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Turn pork over and place skillet in oven for about 8 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees in the center. Enjoy!


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Protein: 24.5g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 0.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Nancy says:

    5 stars
    Yummm! My go-to pork chop recipe. I just love the delicious undertones the Dijon mustard gives to the overall taste. I refuse to make my pork chops any other way now 💜

  2. Theresa Ann White says:

    I have a strong urge for these pork chops. Going to make this tonight.

  3. Charli says:

    So good! I wish I could have made them the correct way though.. I got everything together then reached for my panko and… nothing. So I replaced it with corn tortilla chips! So good and definitely going in my personal book for the future! 💙

    1. Kelly says:

      That sounds really good actually! 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    Girl. I haven’t even read the recipe yet but I have to tell you…you are SO funny. I get ya, I feel ya, I hear ya.

    Keep. it. UP.

  5. maleigha says:

    LOL!!! I was having a blah day at work…well as blah as one can be in an air conditioned office and a huge window but anywho…I ran across your blog and read the “Running” blog. I laughed so hard because I have soooo been there! Thank for the laugh and the recipe….gonna give it a try tonight. Keep running…it gets better I SWEAR!!!

  6. Kristi Rimkus says:

    I can totally relate. At age 54 I’ve never been a runner. I’ve always kept in shape, but not running. Last year I decided to run a 5k for a children’s charity here in Seattle. It took me months to build up to a 5k, but after a few months I found I really started enjoying it. Good luck! You’re much younger than I am, so I’m sure it won’t take long. Delicious pork – I love panko. These days I never use standard bread crumbs.

  7. Kaylin says:

    Looking for a clean pork recipe and found this one..yum!! But really, I totally relate to your running struggles. My husband is the same…my best friends are running marathons, and over here like WTF. Wanna be my running partner?? 😉 Thanks for the recipe!!

    <3 @tiu_seasidediver

  8. Shannon says:

    How many ounces of pork per serving is your nutritional information based on?

    1. Kelly says:

      I based it off a 4 oz. pork chop! 🙂