Trim fat from meat. Season chops lightly with salt and pepper.
In a bowl, stir together the olive oil and thyme, and brush over all sides of pork chops. Place chops on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
Roast thick chops, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until juices run clear. Or roast 3/4-inch-thick chops, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 5 to 30 minutes or until juices run clear.