Skillet Pork Chops with Grapes is an easy dinner party recipe.

Skillet Pork Chops with Grapes and Caramelized Shallots

This Skillet Pork Chops with Grapes and Caramelized Shallots recipe is a delicious dinner for easy weeknight meals, and it’s dressy enough for company.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grapes, porkchops
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 470kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 4 pork chops weighing about 1 pound each
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 large shallots
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup Holland House Red Cooking Wine
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups red seedless grapes washed and dried
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish


  • BRINE PORK CHOPS: In large measuring cup combine water and salt, and let mixture sit 5 minutes, or until the salt dissolves. Place pork chops in 9x13-inch dish and pour brine over chops. Cover and chill for 30 minutes (up to 3 hours).
  • CARAMELIZE SHALLOTS: While the chops brine, heat butter in cast-iron skillet or another heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat. Once butter has melted, add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until deeply golden and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Remove shallots from skillet, and set aside.
  • COOK PORK CHOPS: Move oven rack to middle position and preheat to 400 degrees F. Turn the heat up to medium-high and preheat skillet.
  • Take pork chops out of brine, and pat dry and rub both sides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place pork chops in preheated pan (depending on pan size, you may need to work in batches) and cook until chops are golden, about 2-4 minutes. Turn chops over, and cook until golden again, about another 2-4 minutes.
  • Remove chops from pan, and turn heat down to medium-low. Add Holland House Red Cooking Wine, chicken broth, and caramelized shallots and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Nestle pork chops into liquid, and bake skillet for 15 minutes. Add grapes to skillet and bake another 5 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over pork chops and serve.


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.2g | Protein: 19.7g | Fat: 28.7g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 17.8g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg