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French Onion Pork Chops in the Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

Updated on August 4, 2012
Delicious pork chops with onions in the crock pot.
Delicious pork chops with onions in the crock pot. | Source

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4 stars from 16 ratings of Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Easy Pork Chops in the Crock Pot

When our family's schedules get busy, I love to go to an easy, but delicious slow cooker recipe. What is great about this recipe is that it has very few ingredients in it and the taste is exceptional. Although I have not tried this with chicken, I think that it would be a great alternative to the pork chops if you do not eat pork or do not have it on hand. This recipe would also work if you wanted to use a pork tenderloin in the crock pot.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 6 hours
Ready in: 6 hours 10 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients for French Onion Style Porks Chops

  • 4 (about 1 1/2 pounds) Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 Box or Can of Condensed Chicken Soup, I used an organic brand.
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4-5 sprigs or 1 Tablespoon fresh Thyme
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

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Sautee onions so that they are caramalized.Brown the pork chops on each side.Place the onions on top of the pork chops in the crock pot.Add the thyme.Cover with the remaining mixture.Serve with a side of mashed potatoes.
Sautee onions so that they are caramalized.
Sautee onions so that they are caramalized. | Source
Brown the pork chops on each side.
Brown the pork chops on each side. | Source
Place the onions on top of the pork chops in the crock pot.
Place the onions on top of the pork chops in the crock pot. | Source
Add the thyme.
Add the thyme. | Source
Cover with the remaining mixture.
Cover with the remaining mixture. | Source
Serve with a side of mashed potatoes.
Serve with a side of mashed potatoes. | Source

Directions for Slow Cooker Pork Chops

  1. Slice onions into about 1/4 inch thickness. sprinkle with salt and pepper, and sautee in a pan with the Olive Oil until golden in color. Remove from pan.
  2. Season pork chops with the salt and pepper on each side and then sear quickly in pan to lightly brown.
  3. Mix the condensed chicken soup, milk and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  4. Place half of the soup mixture in the bottom of the crock pot. Next put the pork chops in.
  5. The sauteed onions are placed on top of the pork chops. Put the sprigs of thyme in with the remaining soup mixture over the top.
  6. Cook the pork chops in the slow cooker for about 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

Picture of Thyme

Thyme plant in bloom.
Thyme plant in bloom. | Source

Facts About Thyme

Thyme is a fragrant herb that has a long history in ancient Greek and Egyptian cultures. The Egyptians used it in their embalming process while the Greeks burned it as incense. The Greeks believed that it helped gain courage. It is has also been used in funerals.

There are many varieties of thyme. They all share a woody stem that must be removed before eating. The leaves and flowers are edible. The beautiful purple flower is a beautiful accent to many culinary delights. Thyme can be infused in water to create a delicious tea. It is also known to help with respiratory problems.

Thyme is very hardy and can be grown in many conditions. It prefers sunny areas with well drained soil. It is a perennial and can handle freezing conditions. I planted mine last summer and it tolerated the Michigan winter well and came right back this year.

Delicious Crock Pot Pork Chops

When I started rummaging through my cupboards and refrigerator for ingredients to add to these pork chops, I have to admit that this wasn't really the flavor that I expected for this dish to have. When I walked into my house after work and smelled the aroma of the pork chops, I immediately thought of French Onion Soup. When I peeked in the crock pot, my mouth instantly began to water. We served this with a side of mashed potatoes and a vegetable to complete the meal. My family enjoyed it very much and the kids asked when I was going to make it again. I would add more onions to the crock pot as well because they had such a delicious flavor. I think that next time I may even add some Gruyere cheese over the top once it is dished out onto the plates to make it truly like French Onion Soup. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.


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    • sadstill22 profile image


      5 years ago from Singapore

      wow, now i can make this in my crock pot

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      Prithima Sharma 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      looking yummy but can't eat it..

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      It was super tasty and tender. I really think it would be great with chicken as well.

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      Danette Watt 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I'll have to bookmark this in some way so I can make it someday. (what the heck, I'll just print it out, it'll be easier!). I'm always looking for a new crockpot recipe and using something besides the usual chicken would give us some variety.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks teaches. I love playing around with fresh herbs in my cooking. Glad to have you visit!

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Me too Gail! Rainy days, winter days, busy name it. It is such a great resource. Thanks so much for your visit.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      I love coming home to an already cooked meal! Yes, my kids are always the measure of success for a dish. If they ask for it again (or sometimes they say, make this every day mom!), then I know it's a keeper. :) Thanks for your visit ktrapp.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Michigan

      It really had a great flavor Kelley. That's why I added that part about chicken because I think it would be delicious as a chicken dish as well. Let me know if you give it a try!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Oh my, this is such a yummy dish! Thanks for posting the history and uses of thyme. I do love this herb in meat dishes. Great recipe idea.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      I love cooking with a crock pot especially on rainy days and am definitely going to try this recipe- the sooner, the better!

      Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

      Voted up, useful and interesting, plus given 5 stars.

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      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      Looks delicious. How nice to be able to come home to such a tasty slow cooked meal. And I would certainly think if the kids ask when you're going to make it again, it must be exceptional.

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      7 years ago

      I don't eat pork but this looks delicious. I could use chicken I'm sure for a similar taste. Yum. Kelley


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