How long to cook pork chops in an oven at 180?

In this brief guide, we will discuss how long to cook pork chops in the oven at 180, and also some other tips about cooking the best pork chops ever.

How long to cook pork chops in an oven at 180?

You need to cook pork chops at 180°C for at least 14-16 minutes if the pork chop is about ½ inch in thickness, but if it is about 1 inch in thickness, you need to cook it for at least 23-25 minute, not counting resting time, which is also very important.

When cooking pork chops you need to be very careful with cooking times because undercooked pork can lead to some serious illnesses, so make sure you use a meat thermometer if you can so you know whether the inside temperature is perfect or not.

If you are cooking your pork chop at 180°C, you need to have the internal reading of the temperature before you decide to take the pork chop out of the oven.

Also, 180°C is about 375°F, in case you need that conversion to know how long to cook your pork chop for.

The timings of how long to cook a pork chop for do not vary very much depending on different temperatures and simply raising the temperature of the oven will not guarantee that your pork chop will cook right away, there are other factors involved as well so if you do want to rush it, don’t simply increase the temperature, instead try to break the pork chop down slightly smaller.

How long to cook pork chops at 200?

To cook the pork chop at 200, you need to cook it for about 12-14 minutes if it is about ½ inches thick, and for 20-22 minutes if it is about 1 inches thick.

If you need to speed up the process try to make the pork chop smaller, or flatter, or you can even try to finish it off in the pan.

Also make sure you leave enough resting time because the pork chop will not stop cooking right after you take it out of the oven.

Where you keep the pork chop in the oven will also play a role in how soon it cooks, and if you have an Electric or gas oven, you need to keep it somewhere on the middle shelf because on the top shelf it may cook too quickly or not cook through, and the bottom shelf may take too long.

How to cook Pork chops?

To cook Pork chops most people prefer to brown the meat and make sure the flavor seeps through by basting for a bit in the pan, and then transferring to the oven for about 20-22 minutes at about 180-200°C.

A great way to cook pork chops is to make a crust of some kind (we recommend pistachios or almonds or perhaps even panko flavored with herbs), and then baste it with some olive oil or butter, and once the crust is nice and crunchy you can stick it in the oven.

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How to cook Boneless pork chops?

Baking boneless pork chops is extremely easy, though you might not see it as much as bone in pork chops, and the only thing you need to remember is that you need to make sure that the pork chop retains a lot of moisture, because the lack of bone may affect that significantly.

However, boneless pork chops are also great to work with because the meat is lean, which means it won’t take too long to cook, but is also easily overcooked. 

When you are baking boneless pork chops, the ideal temperature would be at 400°F / 205°C because this temperature ensures a crispier, more caramelized texture and the general rule of thumb for cooking boneless pork chop is about 7 minutes per half-inch / 1.3 cm of thickness. 

How to cook bone-in pork chops?

The benefit with bone-in pork chops is that it likely won’t lose a lot of moisture and the texture will be better usually, but it will also need a bit more time than the boneless one.

There are two main types of bone-in pork chops, and these are rib chops and loin chops, and they may need about 3-5 more minutes of baking time than boneless pork chops, however, you need to judge that on the basis of the size of the bone.

Generally speaking, the larger the bones, the longer it will take to cook through.

The ideal temperature to cook bone-in pork chops would be about 375°F / 190°C, for 14-16 min when the thickness of the pork chop is about 1 and a half inch, and about 23-25 minutes at the same temperature when it is 2 and a half inch.


In this brief guide, we discussed how long to cook pork chops in the oven at 180, and also some other tips about cooking the best pork chops ever.

Pork chops are great in almost every cuisine, and everyone has their secret methods to do it, but if you are not sure about the timings it can not only lead to a mediocre pork chop, but also get you sick if it’s not cooked right.

If you have any questions or comments for us about how long to cook a pork chop for, please feel free to reach out to us at any time!