Lately I have been unable to cook pork chops so that they are tender. I have tried brining them, marinating them, etc but they are never as tender as I think they should be. I have a recipe for Italian pork chops that I have been making for years. In the past the chops were always succulent and tender but no longer. Pork chops seem to have so little fat that it is impossible to braise them and have tender chops.