One Pot Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus Skillet

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One Pot Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus Skillet Meal is a complete meal in just one pot – pork chops with asparagus bursting with lemon garlic flavors for an easy 30 minute family meal! 

I love Pork Chops and Asparagus.

They are such easy, delicious, and healthy foods to cook up on a busy weeknight – and they always taste amazing.

I also can’t get enough of garlic lemon flavored meals – especially with pork chops and asparagus!

I decided to combine them all for a super easy 30 minute Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus skillet dinner – your main dish and vegetable side, in just one pan!

One of the reasons I like to make asparagus and pork chops so much is simply because they both taste best when cooked quickly over high heat – the perfect combination for a delicious one pot pork chop and asparagus dinner!

Pork and lemon go so wonderfully together – the lemon brings a bright, tangy sweetness that works perfectly with pork’s buttery rich meat flavor.

Pork and garlic are also perfect combinations – the garlic adds an earthy flavor that perfectly highlight’s pork’s lighter meat.

Tips to perfect pork chop dinners:

Brown With Hot, Fast Heat

Pork tastes best when browned quickly and cooked at a higher heat – so a good, heavy pan is a wise choice to cook this dish.

Use Thin Pork Chops

The thinner the pork chop, the faster you need to take it out of the pan – pork is so gummy and dry when overcooked – but fabulously rich and tender when done quickly.

Use Boneless Chops

Bone-in pork chops always take longer to cook than boneless – add an extra 2-3 minutes per side if using a bone-in chop.

Pork is not a dish you should set a timer for and walk away from – watch as it cooks, and when you can tell half your chop has turned white and you have some good browning, flip it and cook for the same amount of time the first side did.

Pork chops come in so many different thicknesses, to get perfect pork, cooking times from a blog mean nothing – learn to feel it out (and as long as your pork isnt super thin-cut, pop a meat thermometer in!)

one pan pork chop dinner

When Are Pork Chops Done?

Pork has updated food safety rules – it is now recommended to heat to an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees, so it might still be a hint pink, but still totally safe to eat.

With just a little bit of practice, this one pot pork chop dinner is going to be one of your all time favorite meals for how quick and easy it is!

And especially after you taste all of the delicious garlic and lemon pork chop flavor!

I hope you enjoy this lemon garlic one pot asparagus and pork chop dinner as much as we do! The flavors are subtle and rich, and completely family friendly!

If you love this pork chop dinner, try out some of my other favorite recipes!

Herbs de Provence Pork Chops

One Pot Bacon Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

One Pot Tuscan Shrimp Linguine

Creamy Tuscan Alfredo Chicken

Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus Skillet

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One Pot Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus Skillet

One Pot Lemon Garlic Pork Chops and Asparagus Skillet is a delicious, hearty, and easy meal in just one pan! Tons of garlic pork and lemon flavor, with the asparagus side dish cooked right in the pan with the low carb pork!
Cuisine American
Keyword keto dinner, main dish, one pot, pork, pork chop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 539kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pork chops bone in or out both ok
  • 2 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 sparagus woody ends trimmed and discarded, then cut in half
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 lemon sliced in half and then into thin half-wedges
  • 4 ½ tbsp pats of butter


  • In a heavy skillet or cast iron pan, heat olive oil on medium high, until shimmery.
  • Add pork and brown each side, then remove.
  • Add asparagus, cook to slightly browned (if using thicker pork, you can add asparagus while pork is cooking, like shown in recipe video.)
  • Add stock, shallots, and garlic and cook until stock has cooked off and asparagus is soft and slightly browned.
  • Add pork back to pan.
  • Toss well.
  • Add lemon wedges and garlic, and cook until pork is 145 degrees internal.
  • Serve with rice, a salad, or as-is.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 698mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Mary Ann says:

    I made your recipe once before and book marked it. I wanted to make it again today but I can’t seem to access the recipe. All your other ideas have recipe access. So bummed

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      Which recipe was it? I had a bug hit some of my posts and wipe them out, I have been trying to recover them!

  2. Kathy Papazian says:

    Can’t wait to cook this.
    Re:garlic…is it divided…we use it twice

  3. Blaze says:

    Just wonderful garlic, lemon, crispy, juicy pork chops! I used chops that were about a 1/2″. Asparagus was firm, not limp.
    The recipe was great.