Fried Breaded Pork Chops – Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Easy!

When it comes to savory, satisfying, easy meals, few dishes come close to these Fried Breaded Pork Chops. This particular recipe is perfectly crispy, crunchy, and complete with a crisp exterior and tender, juicy center. But what makes this recipe truly stand out is that it’s gluten-free AND dairy-free! Perfect for those with dietary restrictions, without compromising any taste.

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Fried Pork Chops

Why You’ll Love These Fried Breaded Pork Chops

  • Gluten-Free Goodness: It’s not always easy to find gluten-free recipes that don’t skimp on flavor. With gluten-free panko breadcrumbs, this recipe ensures that even those with dietary restrictions can indulge in the crunch and flavor they crave.
  • Simple Yet Sophisticated: This dish might sound fancy, but it’s incredibly easy to prepare. With a short list of ingredients and clear instructions, even a beginner can achieve restaurant-quality results.
  • Perfectly Balanced Flavors: The combination of kosher salt, pepper, and the distinct textures from the cornstarch and panko breadcrumbs result in a pork chop that’s seasoned just right. Every bite promises a perfect blend of flavors and textures.

Ingredients You Need To Make Fried Breaded Pork Chops

  • Pork chops
  • Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs
  • Egg
  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil

What You Need To Make Fried Breaded Pork Chops:

  • 1 Spatula
  • 3 shallow bowls
  • 1 large frying pan

A Step-by-Step:

  1. Begin by patting your pork chops dry. Make sure to season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare your breading station. This will involve three shallow dishes. Pour the cornstarch into the first dish. In the second dish, whisk the egg and water together. Lastly, pour the panko breadcrumbs into the third dish.
  3. Take a pork chop and first dip it into the cornstarch, shaking off any excess. Next, immerse it into the egg wash. Finish off by coating it with the panko breadcrumbs. Repeat this process for all the pork chops.
  4. Now, heat up the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Aim for a temperature of around 350 degrees.
  5. Carefully slide the breaded pork chops into the hot oil. Remember not to overcrowd the pan – if necessary, fry in batches.
  6. Fry the first side for about 3-4 minutes or until you achieve a golden-brown hue. Flip them over and let the other side cook similarly.
  7. Once cooked, transfer the pork chops to a plate lined with paper towels or a cooling rack to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy every crispy, juicy bite!

Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I ensure my pork chops are fully cooked?

Pork chops are safe to eat when their internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s recommended to use a meat thermometer to ensure they’re cooked to perfection without being overdone.

Can I use a different oil for frying?

Vegetable oil is ideal for this recipe due to its neutral flavor. However, if you need a substitute, canola or sunflower oil can work. Just ensure you’re using an oil with a high smoke point.

Why do I need to pat the pork chops dry?

Patting the pork chops dry ensures a crispier crust when frying. Moisture can prevent the breading from adhering properly and might lead to a soggy result.

Can I use an air fryer?

Yes! Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Place the prepared pork chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I bake these instead of frying?

While this specific recipe focuses on frying for that classic crunch, baking may be a healthier alternative. However, the result will not be nearly as crispy as frying.

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Fried Pork Chops

Gluten and Dairy Free Easy Fried Pork Chops

Crispy on the outside and oh so juicy inside, this comfort food classic couldn't be any easier.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Spatula
  • 3 shallow bowls
  • 1 large frying pan


  • 3-5 pork chops
  • 1 cup Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • Pat your pork chops dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Create your breading station. Add the cornstarch to one shallow dish. Whisk together the egg and water in a second dish. Add the panko breadcrumbs to a third dish.
  • Dip a pork chop into the cornstarch and shake off the excess. Dip it into the egg wash and then dip it into the panko. Repeat with the remaining pork chops.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. It should be about 350 degrees.
  • Carefully place the pork chops into the hot oil, making sure not to crowd them. You can fry them in batches if you have to.
  • Allow the first side to fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Flip them and allow the second side to cook for about the same time, or until the crust is golden brown and the pork chops are around 145 degrees.
  • Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate or cooling rack so they can drain.
  • Enjoy!


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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

The delightful contrast between the crispy, golden crust and the delicious, juicy meat makes for the perfect bite. It’s also super easy—using just a handful of ingredients, this dish is rich in flavor and texture. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion, a family dinner, or just treating yourself, this recipe is both delicious and accommodating for gluten-free dietary needs. Pair it with your favorite sides, and you have a dinner winner on your hands!

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