I like to brine the chops overnight. Brown real butter over med-high heat. If it reduces too much, erm, add more butter haha! (I like to have drippings with brown bits to spoon on chops before baking) Then liberally sprinkle garlic, onion powder, and chili powder INTO the butter in the pan until "toasted". Still on med-high heat, sear chops until a nice brown crust forms, maybe 5 minutes per side, then throw in the oven at 350 15-20 minutes, or until juices run clear- not too much poking though!!!
I let them rest for 5 minutes or so before serving too.