Stuffed Pork Chops

Every year when it gets close to Thanksgiving, I start craving stuffing. I decided to make some stuffed pork chops to help curb my craving until the holiday arrives. This simple recipe utilizes boxed stuffing (I'm not picky about stuffing - boxed stuffing works great to help satisfy a craving) to make a quick meal.

4 lean boneless pork loin chops, relatively thick cut
1 box stuffing with seasoning, prepared according to instructions
garlic powder and pepper for seasoning the meat

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the stuffing per instructions.

Slice pockets into the pork chops by slicing horizontally in the side, but be sure not to cut all the way through.
Season the pork with garlic powder and pepper, then stuff with stuffing.

Spray a large oven safe skillet with nonstick spray and turn heat to medium. Sear the pork chops on one side for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Flip the chops and place the skillet in the oven for 9 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.