This is a recipe my Grandma Margie has been making for the past 40 years and it's our favorite pork chop recipe. They're kind of sweet and kind of sour, but absolutely wonderful! You can also substitute 6 ounces of cream cheese for the sour cream if that's what you have on hand, in which case you should bake the dish covered. These chops are great served with rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, or over pasta, with a salad on the side. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Mix the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Press pork chops in the mixture to coat.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the pork chops on both sides. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the chicken broth, vinegar, sour cream, sugar, savory, and bay leaves. Arrange the pork chops in the prepared baking dish. Pour sauce over the pork chops.

  • Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

437 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 29g; fat 26.6g; cholesterol 69.9mg; sodium 60.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
These were just perfect followed the recipe exactly was a little leery of all that vinegar but glad that I used it. I served with basmati rice and my husband is still raving. The pork chops came out moist and tender even after an hour in the oven uncovered. Can't wait to show off with this recipe for company! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2010
Thanks to the reviewers' notes the dish turned out to be great! Note to anyone who wants to try the recipe in the future add SALT. The main ingredient missing in the recipe is salt. I salted the pork chops before coating them with flour. And add a tablespoon salt while cooking the sour cream mixture. With the amount of pork chops 4 that the recipe calls for you will for sure get the watery sauce at the end. So add 2 more chops and whisk in about 1 tablespoon flour left from coating the chops. If you really don't want the chop to taste sweet cut the sugar in half. I also added a red onion (julianed) and a small box of mushroom (sliced) sautéed in the oil left from browning the chops. Read More
(10)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
These were just perfect followed the recipe exactly was a little leery of all that vinegar but glad that I used it. I served with basmati rice and my husband is still raving. The pork chops came out moist and tender even after an hour in the oven uncovered. Can't wait to show off with this recipe for company! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2005
Love it! However I did sybstitute Fresh sage for the dried savory. I love fresh sage and use it all the time especially with pork or chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
I made these two days ago and were so darn tasty I made them again last night. Very tender with just enough zip making them the best chops I have ever tasted. I am so glad you posted this recipe. Thank you!! Read More
(26)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
Very nice! my family loved it! nice and light with a little tang... I did decrease the vinegar to 3 tablespoons as to not over power the summer savory or sour cream and I cooked it in an electric frying pan at 275 for 40 mins uncovered the last 20 mins.... great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2008
I made this last night. Wasn't sure about the vinegar but it came out tasting great. I did add rubbed sage to the flour mixture (because I like it on chops). I made 6 chops used 1 14 oz can of Swanson's chicken broth and about a cup of sour cream. It wasn't done in one hour - they were still tough -- and the sauce was really runny. So I sprinkled some "Wondra" flour on top of them and cooked for another 1/2 hour. They were delicious and the sauce was perfect! Great recipe. All said I will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
These pork chops are incredibly tender--and not at all overcooked which could be the case after browning on the stovetop and baking for an hour. It must be the sour cream mix that protects the pork chops. It does develop a "skin" on the sour cream but it still tastes fine. I used ground savory bc I don't have dried summer savory and I added a bit of garlic powder. I also added some corn starch to the mix while heating it in the pan so as to get a thicker sauce. It turned out well. It is kind of sweet and sour--not really like sweet and sour sauce but it does faintly remind me of it. I do like it even if it didn't result in the most beautiful pic I've ever taken. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2006
I love sour cream and this was great. I have a hard time digesting meat if it isn't tender. This was so tender I cut it with a spoon. I served it with a spiach orzo. Exccellent... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
Special thanks to Grandma Margie (and Shiloh) for sharing a great recipe! The sauce is wonderful a mild sweet/sour flavor that complements the meat nicely. I didn't have summer savory but read on-line that thyme is a substitute. I garnished with parsley served it with rice cooked in my left-over chicken broth peas and red grapes. The presentation was appealing and my husband (a tough critic) like it. This is a keeper! Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2010
Thanks to the reviewers' notes the dish turned out to be great! Note to anyone who wants to try the recipe in the future add SALT. The main ingredient missing in the recipe is salt. I salted the pork chops before coating them with flour. And add a tablespoon salt while cooking the sour cream mixture. With the amount of pork chops 4 that the recipe calls for you will for sure get the watery sauce at the end. So add 2 more chops and whisk in about 1 tablespoon flour left from coating the chops. If you really don't want the chop to taste sweet cut the sugar in half. I also added a red onion (julianed) and a small box of mushroom (sliced) sautéed in the oil left from browning the chops. Read More
(10)
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