This guide provide an in-depth breakdown of everything one needs to know about the factors that affect the cooking times of pork and how they can influence the outcome of the meat. This detailed explanation aims to simplify the process and assist in calculating the final cooking time with ease.
A thin pork chop is anything smaller than 1 inch in thickness. Again, a 1-inch pork chop takes about 20-25 minutes. A 1 1/2-inch pork chop will take between 25-30 minutes.
Thicker pork chops are anything thicker than 1 1/2 inches. On average, a 1 1/2-inch chop will take 25-30 minutes to bake. A 2-inch chop takes about 35-40 minutes to bake.
You can shave off a couple of minutes from the overall cooking time. If you are working with 1-inch or thicker chops, I would take away at least 5 minutes.
The best way to know when your chops are done is to test their internal temperature, which should be 145ºF (63ºC) at the thickest part.
This is a pretty low temperature, so usually, people would bake the chops for hours (at least 1 1/2 hours) to get the most tender results.