In a year of dinners I bet we eat pork chops more often than anybody I know. Some day I am going to compile a book and call it “365 ways to cook pork chops.”
I just pan brown them in a little oil with my favorite house seasoning sprinkled on. De-glaze the pan with a little water or broth or apple juice or whatever you have on hand. Any juice would work and would instantly drive the flavor in a certain direction.
pineapple juice + soy sauce = Teriyaki (obvious) or sweet pomegranate + zesty lime = tropical (surprising) or cran-apple + a dash of poultry seasoning = fall flavors (traditional). You get the idea.
I chose to add a couple of tablespoons of orange marmalade and some spicy mustard for flavor. Finish with a pat of butter for richness.
This was served with Rotini and Broccoli smothered in a quick homemade cheese sauce sprinkled with Parmesan. Because everything is better with cheese!