Pork chops are one of our favorites to cook! I cook almost every night during normal times, we have really stepped it up during quarantine. My son Mac helps me cook almost daily and we’ve had a lot of fun trying out new methods and recipes – so far, so good and we haven’t had to have a back up frozen pizza or emergency take out run! We are currently very into goat cheese. I love it with sun dried tomatoes, strawberries, honey, everything… and now peaches and pork chops.
You don’t have to use bone-in pork chops if that freaks you out, you can use boneless if you’d rather. These were cooked to perfection and so tender.
This meal tasted and looked super fancy but was actually really simple. My favorite thing to cook in is a cast iron skillet – I cook everything in it! It can go from searing meat to straight to the oven for baking or broiling. You can use any oven safe skillet for this recipe.
Goat Cheese and Peach Pork Chops
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3-4 pork chops (medium thickness, I use bone in)
- fresh ground black pepper (to season)
- salt (to season)
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- balsamic glaze (optional, to drizzle)
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
- 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
- 1 peach (washed, remove pits and wedged)
- fresh basil for garnish
- Use a large cast iron skillet, add olive oil on medium heat
- While olive oil heats, mix together balsamic vinegar, honey, thyme in medium bowl. Add peaches and toss in balsamic/honey mixture.
- Season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to hot oil in skillet. Sear on both sides for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and set aside on clean plate while the peaches cook!
- Add balsamic/honey mixture to hot pan and cook for about 10 minutes until peaches are soft and the mixture becomes a decadent sauce
- Add pork chops back to the skillet and cover them with the peaches and sauce. Add goat cheese crumbles to the top. Broil on high in the oven for about 5 minutes until the goat cheese is melted (this is why you need an oven-safe skillet like a cast iron!)Drizzle with balsamic glaze if you'd like and serve! We served it with homemade mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. So yummy. I also used the extra peaches to make bellinis!
I will definitely be making this for the next dinner party! SO so good. For our baby girl (currently 8 months and she’s obsessed with baby led weaning), she ate the mashed potatoes and sliced fresh peaches and our 4 year old son loved this meal!
Enjoy! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did.