Set your raw pork chops out 30 minutes before cooking, dry thoroughly with a paper towel, and season well with salt and pepper.
Bring your skillet to medium-high heat before adding about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
Place the pork chops into the hot skillet. For best results, do not overcrowd the pan.
Leave them untouched for 4-5 minutes to create a sear on one side.
Flip each chop over and sear the other side for another 4-5 minutes.
Reduce the stovetop heat to low and cover the skillet with the tight-fitting lid and allow the chops to cook for 10 minutes untouched or until the meat is fully cooked.
After 10 minutes, check each pork chop with a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F . If necessary, turn the heat up to medium and cook for a few more minutes to reach a safe internal temperature.