These delicious Keto Pork Chops are an easy 30 minute weeknight meal! The perfect low-carb dinner with under 4 net carbs per chop!
If you were to come to my home for dinner, odds are this is what I will be serving. Pecan crusted pork chops are an absolute favorite in this house. This keto pork chop recipe is a simple, yet impressive dinner that comes together quickly with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
I am sure I am not the first person to come up with the concept, but for us this recipe originated because I was trying to find an acceptable substitute for breadcrumbs. This was several years ago before gluten-free products were as common as they are now. As luck would have it, pecans make an excellent breading!
P.S. Pecans also make an amazing nut butter… Here’s a Homemade Pecan Butter Recipe in case you’re interested!
Ingredients in Keto Pork Chops
To make these low carb pork chops, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Boneless pork chops
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
How to Make Keto Pork Chops
The process is pretty simple:
- Spread some type of mustard on one side of the pork chops. I just eyeball it, but I probably spread about two teaspoons per pork chop.
- Sprinkle a bit of pepper on each chop.
- Throw 2 cups of pecans in a food processor, and give them a good whirl.
- Pour your pecan crumbs into a shallow bowl, and set aside.
- Now grab another shallow bowl, beat an egg and dip each chop in the egg mixture, then the pecans.
- From there, you just toss them in a pan with a little oil to give them some color, and let them finish baking in the oven.
And there you have it, my oh-yes-I-just-whipped-this-up-no-big-deal dinner for guests. Now you know all my secrets!
Can I Freeze Pecan Crusted Pork Chops?
Yes! I normally make a double batch and freeze them after breading but before cooking. Then you have a batch ready to go for busy weeknights.
Can I Use Bone-In Pork Chops?
Yes, but note that the cooking time would be slightly increased.
Tips for Making Low Carb Pork Chops
- We like dijon in this recipe, but honey mustard is great too. If you are anti-mustard, don’t worry, you can’t really taste it. It just adds to the savoriness (is that a word?) of the dish.
- If you don’t have a food processor, just put the pecans in a plastic bag and smash away.
- Make sure to buy raw pecans for this recipe, not roasted and salted.
More Keto Pork Recipes:
- Sesame Pork and Green Beans
- BBQ Pulled Pork
- Keto Sausage and Biscuits
- Sausage and Spinach Quiche
- Keto Cabbage and Sausage Skillet
- 1.5 pounds boneless pork chops
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard (or your favorite kind)
- 2 cups pecans
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spread a spoonful of mustard on one side of each pork chop, set aside.
- Pour the pecans into a food processor and blend until you have a good crumb consistency. I like to keep it kind of chunky, but you can crush them to a finer texture if you prefer. Set pecans aside in a shallow bowl.
- In another shallow bowl beat the eggs.
- Dip each pork chop in the egg, then the pecan mixture. Press the pecans into the pork chops lightly to ensure a good solid crust.
- Place your breaded pork chops in the freezer for 10 minutes, I think this helps to really seal the crust so the pecans stay on better. However, if you are short on time you can skip this step.
- Preheat a skillet to medium heat with the olive oil.
- Cook two pork chops at a time in the skillet, 1-2 minutes on each side. You are just looking for good color here, they will finish baking in the oven.
- Place pan seared pork chops on a baking sheet and cook 15-20 minutes.
- Please note your cooking time will vary based on how thick your pork chops are. I rely on my meat thermometer.
The pecans brown quite quickly, keep an eye on them as they cook in the skillet.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 625Total Fat: 51.4gSodium: 1441mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4.4gProtein: 38.5g