Skillet Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions & Bacon

Skillet pork chops with caramelized onions and bacon in a creamy sauce! This delicious and simple dish is ready in 30 minutes!

Simple Skillet Pork Chops with caramelized onions and bacon #skillet #keto #recipe #pork |

Skillet Pork Chops Recipe

For the past two months I’ve closely followed a ketogenic diet (read more in this low carb chocolate peanut butter fudge post), and really watching my carbs by trying to keep them between 20-50 grams a day AND I have been intermittent fasting(see below).

Most of my carbohydrates come from vegetables.  I eat salads everyday.

What’s different for me is that I cook with more fats and make sure I get a decent portion in every meal (butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, heavy cream).

Transitioning from low-fat dishes to higher fat Keto-style meals has taken some time to retrain my thought process.  Our bodies need good fats to thrive!

As I experiment in the kitchen with different dishes Alan and I are enjoying every tasty bite!

Simple Skillet Pork Chops with caramelized onions and bacon #skillet #keto #recipe #pork |

Pork chops are low carb and satisfying!

It’s hard to believe that this delicious skillet meal is low carb with just 5 carbs per serving.  Low anything sounds unappetizing, right?

Low carb doesn’t mean no flavor or bland!

Pork has zero carbohydrates and one chop is packed with about 50 grams of protein!

Basically, I’ve learned that when fats (butter & heavy cream) are added to low carb protein packed meals you will remain satisfied for hours!

Simple Skillet Pork Chops with caramelized onions and bacon #skillet #keto #recipe #pork |

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is abstaining from eating food.  Intermittent fasting is to refrain from eating for a certain timeframe (8 hours, 16 hours, 24 hours, several days).

Dr. Fung explains intermittent fasting in comical way that is easy to understand.

After listening to Dr. Fung explain how fasting can be a way to heal our bodies and lose unwanted weight, it made sense to train our bodies to use fat (stored) instead of sugar for energy.

Burn Baby, Burn!!

My preference is to eat between noon and 7:00 pm, which is a 17 hour fasting period, including the hours I’m asleep.

Skipping breakfast doesn’t feel like much of a fasting sacrifice.  I never wake up hungry.

The results of this new way of eating is a fat loss of about 12 pounds (in two months) with moderate exercise.  

I’m full of energy and I’m eating delicious foods!  Just look at this tasty recipe for skillet pork chops!!

Simple Skillet Pork Chops with caramelized onions and bacon #skillet #keto #recipe #pork |

For two weeks I followed a low-carb eating plan by Diet Doctor, which is where I found this recipe. This is too good not to share.

More Skillet Pork Chops Recipes

If you love this recipe then give these 30 minute skillet recipes a try too:

skillet pork chops topped with caramelized onions and bacon on a white plate

Simple Skillet Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions Bacon

Cast iron skillet pork chops with caramelized onion and topped with bacon in a creamy sauce. Great simple family meal that is on the table in 30 minutes!
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Course: Main – Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet pork chops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 4 3/4 – 1 inch boneless pork chops
  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large skillet cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
  • Add butter to bacon grease. Add sliced onions and season with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium and stir onion until it is lightly browned and caramelized (10-15 minutes). Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Return heat to medium-high and add pork to skillet and cook each side 2-3 minutes
  • In a small bowl whisk together arrowroot and water.
  • Whisk in chicken broth and cream. Add to skillet with pork and scrape up and browned pieces stuck to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Top pork with onion and bacon. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes uncovered or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 551mg | Sugar: 2g


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    1. Hi Janie! I have a new recipe card and the nutritional value isn’t updated on each recipe yet, so sorry for the delay! This is about 4 carbs per serving. Hope you enjoy this dish.

  1. Poek chops… with bacon? Yes, just yes. The sauce sounds great with this …Im not familiar with this particular doctor, but I also do a similar fasting plan… I always feel better when Im following that plan!

  2. I love quick and easy meals like this. They always come to the rescue during the weekend. These pork chops look so delicious and full of flavor.

  3. Oh my goodness this pork looks so moist and delicious, what a lovely recipe! Thank you for all of the information on the diet also. Great information!!!

  4. This was the best pork receipe I have EVER made. Down 7 pounds on Keto still amazed at how easy this diet is for me to follow. I probably over did it on the amount I had. What is serving size for referned calaries above? Thank you from someone who is not a cook.

  5. I was lazy and didn’t add in a thickener to the sauce, but ohh my goodness, these were delicious. And to think I was just gonna salt & pepper, then fry them up and eat them like that. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. I see this is a low carb meal, but do you know how many calories does it have??

    Looks yummy can’t wait to try it!!

  7. These sound like they would be so good. My son-in-law loves bacon and so I know these will be a big hit. Thanks for sharing. P.S. I love cream.