breaded baked pork chops

There is nothing quite like breaded baked pork chops. I love to call it “pork rind breaded pork chops”. They are keto-friendly and low in carb too. Baked breaded boneless pork chops have been one of my favorites since I started my keto journey and I’m pretty sure you will love them as much as I do after trying them out. 

My sister loves them so much she literally begs me to prepare them for her whenever she’s in town. She calls it a parmesan crusted pork chops low carb meal. Keto baked pork chops can be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner

keto baked pork chops

At any time it is served, you can be sure that you will enjoy it. I usually eat these low carb baked pork chops for breakfast but you can serve yours at any time you want, it is totally up to you. 

They are easy to prep. Although one may think keto oven pork chops are not low in carb, they are. This recipe is keto-friendly and since it is keto shake and bake pork chops, your family will love it. Who wouldn’t love it?

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How To Prepare Pork Rind Breaded Pork Chops

To begin, get a bag of pork rinds and crush them. I use a food processor to crush my pork rinds but you can also use a meat tenderizer. I’ve tried both methods and I can say they both do the job very well.

Once the pork rinds have been crushed, combine it with some garlic powder, onion powder, and parmesan cheese. You’ll need a few beaten eggs to dip the keto oven pork chops in so keep your eggs ready. This is necessary because it will enable the pork rind breading stick to the pork chops while they are baking.

keto oven pork chops

To bake the keto baked pork chops, start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. For the next step, you will need a baking sheet. Spray the baking sheet you are going to use with non-stick spray. 

Position the breaded pork chops on the baking sheet and put them into the hot oven. 

The Art Of Baking This Breaded Pork Chops

How long to bake breaded pork chops? The time it takes to bake keto baked pork chops varies, how long it takes will depend on how thick your pork chops are. 

For baked breaded boneless pork chops that are about 3/4- 1 inch thick, the baking time is 15-20 minutes.

It is preferable to use thick pork chops when preparing keto fried pork chops instead of thin pork chops because thin pork could dry out real quick.

You can cook the pork entirely or you can remove it from the oven while it still has a bit of pink in the center.

Tools Needed For Making Breaded Baked Pork Chops

Food Processor: Using a food processor to crush the pork rinds is easier and quicker. I heard some people use their hands but that feels a bit tedious if you ask me. You can opt-in for a meat tenderizer is you don’t want to use a food processor.

Baking Sheet: A large rimmed baking sheet is a necessary tool for preparing keto oven pork chops.

How To Serve Keto Baked Pork Chops

I serve mine with mashed cauliflower and keto coleslaw. My sister loves it served with a side salad with ranch. Brocolli with cheese also goes really well with keto baked pork chops.

low carb baked pork chops

Is It Kid-friendly?

Deciding if this meal is good to serve your kids is totally up to you. A little piece of this meal won’t hurt. If your kids are inquisitive like mine? They’ll surely want a little bit of the baked pork chops and denying them their rights might result in serious tears and we do not want that. 

So, you either give the kids some or make it far-far away from them. In summary, this pork chops is kid-friendly and won’t harm the little ones. If you’re still a little worried, just give them a little bit and not much.

Final Words

We can’t achieve baked pork chops without breading but however, since we aren’t using bread crumbs, these keto baked pork chops won’t be totally crispy but still, you will love it. I must warn you though, after making this you might become seriously addicted. So, thread carefully guys. 

Don’t be scared, it’s just so delicious that you might always want to experience that mouth/mind-blowing taste again and again.


Recipe by Carla WilliamsCourse: Breakfast


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  • 4 boneless pork chops, 1 inch thick

  • 2 cups mashed pork rinds

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ cup powdered parmesan

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and beat well.
  • Add pork rinds, garlic powder, onion powder, parmesan, and parsley into another bowl and stir well to mix the ingredients together.
  • Dip the pork chops into the egg one by one first and then dip them into the pork rind breading. Make sure the breading is firmly pressed into the pork to ensure that it sticks properly.
  • Position the pork chops on the baking sheet and bake them for 15-20 minutes or until the pork chops reach a minimum temperature of 150 degrees and up to 160 degrees.
  • Serve immediately.


  • When making breaded baked pork chips, it is best to use porks that are close to 1 inch thick.