This recipe for Moist Tender Parmesan Baked Pork Chops is super simple and almost foolproof for the new cook. Just be sure to use a meat thermometer to get the chops cooked to the right temperature. If pork is over cooked, it will be dry and hard no matter how good the recipe is. Whether you’re grilling, sautéing, roasting, broiling, or pan-frying, the rule for pork chops is to cook them to an internal temperature of 145°.
If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you really should invest in one. It’s the only way to get perfectly cooked meat and meat thermometers come in all styles and price ranges. You should easily be able to find one that fits your preferences and budget.