How to cook perfect Pork Chops with Brandy Mushroom Sauce.
- I like to use a cast iron skillet to pan fry the pork chops. It is great for getting a great sear on the chops and some tasty browned bits sticking to the bottom of the pan which add great flavor to the cream sauce.
- Don't overcook the pork chops or they will be tough and dry. Cook only until internal temperature of 160ºF.
- If you are using thick pork chops, fry until you have a great sear on the chops, then transfer to 350ºF oven to continue to cook until done. Prepare the sauce while the chops finish cooking.
- The brandy adds great flavor to the mushroom sauce, but if prefer it can be left out or substituted with white wine.
- I prefer the milder tastes of shallots but regular onions will also work in this recipe.
- Heavy cream is used in this recipe as it thickens the sauce up without having to use any kind of thickening agent, as well as delivering superior creamy taste.
Pork Chops with Brandy Mushroom Sauce
- 4 thick cut pork chops
- 4 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2-3 large shallots thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon chopped chives
- 2 cloves finely minced garlic
- ½ cup brandy
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½-1 cup chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon olive oil any cooking oil will do
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat oil in large skillet.
- Salt and pepper pork chops. Fry medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes per side. If pork chops are quite thick I usually pan fry to get nice brown sear on both sides then transfer to baking dish to finish cooking in the oven at 350 degrees. (do not cover) Cook until internal temperature of 160º
- Remove pork chops from skillet, transfer to baking dish and keep warm in oven while you prepare sauce.
- Add sliced mushrooms to pan and cooked until golden brown. (if needed add a bit more oil or butter to skillet)
- When mushrooms are almost done add shallots and garlic and cook for additional few minutes.
- Add brandy to deglaze skillet.
- Stir in heavy cream and cook until sauce has thicken a bit
- Gradually add some of the chicken stock until sauce gets to desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add pork chops back to skillet. Cook for additional 4-5 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped chives and serve with your favourite side dish.
Thanks Angie, hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.
Bone in or boneless pork chops?
Kelley, it doesn't really matter, both will work. When I made it and photographed the recipe for my blog I used boneless.
Ok thanks so much Laureen!
This is also a low carb recipe as well. You might want to mention that in your description of the dish because there are so many of us out there looking for new recipes.
Hi Kimberly, thanks for that helpful hint, I will edit my post to include low carb info.
Substitute for brandy?
Hi Mona, if you want non-alcohol, just add a bit more chicken broth if needed. For other alcohol options, bourbon, sherry, cognac, madeira or white wine will work. You will have a slightly different flavour but still yummy.
I used the cognac option and scallions. Go with what you got. Simply yummy.
P. S. I always double the gravy. Don’t risk dying skinny.
Thank you Noah, and yes you can never have too much gravy lol.
How long do these cook in the oven? Maybe I'm missing something. Thanks
Hi Hilma, cook time will vary depending on thickness of pork chops, thin ones about 5-7 minutes per side, thick ones are best seared then finish baking in 350º oven for 30 minutes or until done. Internal temperature 160º using a meat thermometer. Enjoy
I want to make these tonight! Looks amazing. Do you think I can get away with substituting green onions for chives and yellow onions for shallots?
Hi Eleni, those substitutions will work absolutely fine. Hope you enjoy the recipe
I made this dish today for the next 4 dinners. Subbed white wine for brandy and added rosemary and thyme, finished the chops in the oven with the mushrooms, onions and gravy. It came out amazing! Great flavor for very little effort!
thank you Jessica.
Stephanie Lanzalotto (Verizon)
I made this last night. The sauce is so delicious, but I would use pork tenderloin next time, cutting it into medallions after it is cooked. I used thick boneless pork chops. Did not over cook them at all, but I found them to be a bit bland. Pork tenderloin is much more flavorful. I served with roaster Brussels Sprouts and tiny red roasted potatoes. Very easy, and delicious meal for the whole dam (except the one that can not stand Brussels Sprouts - LOL)
thank you Stephanie, I too have a non brussels sprout eating child lol.
Can i use chicken
Yes, tastes great with chicken as well.
This was tonight's dinner. Delish! If you love mushrooms, they are divine in this sauce. Thank you, Laureen, for posting.
So glad you enjoyed the recipe Jeanne, thanks for taking the time to comment!
I didn't have Brandy so I used red wine. Hubby and I really enjoyed this dish. Cooked it in a cast iron pan.
Awesome, I love cooking in my cast iron frying pan.
I make this half a dozen times a year. It’s a family favourite!
Thank you Belinda. This is my husband's favourite pork chop recipe.
I love this and make it often ❤️
Thanks you, its one of my husband's favourites.
joe A kuronya
this recipe came out great, had 6 guess over all loved it. made with the garlic mashed potatoes. The Brandy did take the diner over the top. I did add thin sliced onion. Excellent meal
Thank you Joe, appreciate you dropping a comment and rating my recipe!