Add the olive oil to a large, oven-safe skillet (cast-iron works great) over medium-high heat.
Sear the pork chops in the skillet for 3-4 minutes per side.
Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 135° Fahrenheit. Pork is safe to eat at 145° Fahrenheit, but the temperature will rise as the pork rests. Be careful NOT to overcook or your chops will be dry. Mine reached the temperature at 10 minutes, so watch it closely, and check frequently.
Let the pork chops sit for 5 minutes before serving. Visit my website for great side options to pair with this meal!