Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
9 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

Asiago cheese—a popular Italian cow's milk cheese—and crunchy breadcrumbs form a delicate crust on these fork-tender pork chops. Accompany with Broccoli with Sour Cream Sauce for a hearty meal that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes.


How to Make It

Step 1

Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to an even thickness (about 1/4 inch) using a meat mallet or a small heavy skillet.

Step 2

Place egg white in a shallow dish. Combine panko, cheese, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Dip pork in egg white; dredge in panko mixture, pressing gently with fingers to coat.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge over each pork chop; sprinkle each evenly with thyme.

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

Ratings & Reviews

foxglove999's Review

September 17, 2014
This was bland. Asiago is such a flavorful cheese, I was really surprised at how bland this was. It smelled very strong, but not much flavor.

steelejk's Review

July 09, 2014

guamgirl's Review

July 01, 2013
Awesome, keeper! I didn't know what to do with the asiago I had, and then found this wonderful recipe. I used pork tenderloin (pounded thin) and it worked very well. Make extra coating, don't forget the lemon as garnish!

bkbroiler52's Review

April 13, 2013
Everybody in my house loves this, especially my 7 year-old.

peaches09's Review

August 15, 2012
These chops were delicious! I made the recipe as written; it took about 5 minutes per side for chops to be done. The lemon and thyme really add to the flavor. I think you could use dried thyme if you don't have fresh, or don't want to buy it.

rrican's Review

October 31, 2011
This was DELICIOUS!!!! Best and easiest way to cook pork chops! I used ADOBO GOYA seasoning instead of salt & pepper. Plus I think my Panko crumbs were seasoned. Ate with side of rice with sauteed vegetables (corn, zuchinni, green/red peppers).

MimiAA's Review

September 20, 2011
New family favorite! Although I did use Tony's Chachere's seasoning instead of salt and pepper : ) My husband said we need to cook pork chops like this from now on.

tootoobusy's Review

September 07, 2011
so good. My daughter LOVED it. She said it was one of the best things she has eaten.

CStock25's Review

August 09, 2011
These were delish! I didn't pound my chops thin so I knew it would take longer to cook so after 4 mins on each side I popped them in the over on 350 for about 10 mins. They came out perfect. Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. I really think the lemon takes this dish to another level! Do not leave it out! I served this with buttered & seasoned whole wheat egg noodles and lemon pepper steamed broccoli. : )

Cagair's Review

June 06, 2011