Fast and Easy Garlic and Lime Butterfly Pork Chops

If you are on a time crunch, this recipe is for you! These juicy pork chops topped with melty Monterey Jack cheese are ready in 35 minutes!


  • 1 boneless pork chops, butterfly cut, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 3 limes
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup salsa ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Fast and Easy Garlic and Lime Butterfly Pork Chops
Total Time: 35 minutes
Amount Per Serving: 1 pork chop plus 1/4 cup sauce per serving


Servings: 4

Calories: 620 calories Protein: 53 grams Fat: 42 grams Sodium: 620 milligrams Cholesterol: 165 milligrams Saturated Fat: 10 grams Carbohydrates: 2 grams Fiber: 0 grams


  1. Place the pork in a shallow dish, add the lime juice and garlic, turn several times to coat well.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the pork evenly with the salt and pepper. Heat half of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add two of the pork chops, cook 2 minutes to brown one side.
  4. Set aside on separate plate, browned side up.
  5. Repeat with remaining oil and pork chops.
  6. Turn pork chops, add the reserved pork chops, reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 7-8 minutes or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
  7. Remove pork and set aside on separate plate.
  8. Add dressing to liquid in skillet, stir until completely blended.
  9. Place pork on top of sauce, sprinkle cheese evenly over pork, cover and cook 2 minutes to melt cheese.