Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There is poetry in a pork chop to a hungry man." -Philip Gibbs, Writer

The refrigerator light goes on...

Herbed butters are so quick and easy that it's worth planting some fresh herbs in your yard or in pots on the patio. You can choose almost any herb you like or that's available. It's best to choose a mix of herbs and if you purchase yours, sometimes the grocery will have a mixed herb packet that works great for this recipe.

The butter is better if made a day in advance, as the herbs will have the time to infuse their flavors better.

This version (or your favorite version) works well on almost any dish – grilled salmon, scallops, shrimp, or chicken.


Pork Chops with Herbed Butter

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounce pork chop with herbed butter

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. The herbed butter keeps well and can be used in multiple ways.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes [Low Sodium Plain Mashed Potatoes] or Mashed Yams along with Sauteed Spinach or Parmesan Squash or Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes [Low Sodium Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes].

Pork Chops with Herbed Butter recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 5 leaves fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh sage
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 3 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 - 4 ounce center cut pork chops

Mince the herbs and mix them together with the butter, salt and honey.

This can be done up to 12 hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 425°F.

When the oven is hot add the olive oil and swirl the pan until coated.

Season the pork with pepper and place the pork chops in the pan.

Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 7 minutes and then turn.

Cook for another 7 to 10 minutes.

Serve topped with 1/2 of the herbed butter for each pork chop.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounce pork chop with herbed butter

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 217 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 16%
  Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 1%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin K 7mcg