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Juicy honey garlic pork chops! Boned pork chops perfectly cooked in honey garlic sauce. It was beautiful, tender and moist. The pork chops were seared and then finished off on the grill. This recipe is easy and quick which makes it perfect for a quick midweek dinner. It only requires a handful of ingredients too.
Let me show you how to make this easy pork chop recipe with my step by step guide below.
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
It is very easy to mess with pork meat, it is lean meat so it can be easily overcooked, bland, flavourless or even dry. That is not the case with this pork chop recipe and it is one of my preferred way of cooking it.
I can’t get enough of honey garlic sauce, it is a versatile sauce that goes well with chicken, fish like my honey garlic salmon or steak bites. I will share my chicken version with you soon but for now, let me show you how to make the best honey garlic pork chops.
This is One of The Best Pork Chop Recipes Out There
It is quick, easy and delicious: this recipe only takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish. The pork chop was seasoned with just salt and pepper and the rest of the flavour from the amazing easy honey garlic sauce
It is inexpensive: pork meat is one of the cheapest meats around and it is available in all grocery store and local butchers too. This makes it very accessible and it makes a great midweek dinner
No marination needed for this recipe, as I mentioned above, it is super quick and yet bursting with flavours
You can use both boneless or bone-in pork chops for this recipe
You can cook this pork chop on the stovetop (pan fried), in the oven or under a grill. No matter how you cook it, If cooked right, you would enjoy every mouthful. See tips on cooking perfect pork chops below.
You can serve this delicious protein with just about any side. I have listed a few ideas below.
Ingredients for Honey Garlic Pork Chops
To make this juicy, tender and melt in the mouth honey garlic pork chops, you would need the following. Detailed measurement in the recipe card below
Bone-in Pork chops: substitute for boneless pork chops
Salt and pepper
Apple cider vinegar
Garlic: fresh garlic all the way here but I can forgive you if you don’t have it then swap with
Olive oil: substitute with vegetable oil or any other flavourless oil
Smoked paprika: this is one of my secret seasonings when cooking pork
Butter softened or at room temperature
How To Make Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Prep your ingredients!!!
First, you season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside
Followed by the honey garlic sauce, to a small bowl, add honey, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, sage, smoked paprika, chilli powder and soy sauce and mix to combine then set aside.
Place a skillet on medium heat, add the olive oil and heat until hot or when the oil starts shimmering. Add the seasoned pork chops and sear until browned for 2 minutes on each side
Move the pork chops around in the skillet to create a well in the middle, then add the softened butter then move it around the skillet until melted. Pour the honey garlic sauce over the pork chops and continue to cook for another minute or 2 basting the pork chops with the sauce and flipping it once during this time.
Finally, this step is optional but recommended for a caramelised finish. Preheat the oven grill and broil for 1 to 3 minutes. Please note: the sauce might separate when grilled do not fret as this is completely fine.
Transfer the pork chops to a plate, sprinkle some chopped parsley over it and cover with a foil, rest the pork chops for at least 5 minutes before serving.
What To Eat With Pork Chops For Dinner.
Looking to make this a complete dinner? Serve it with any of the following
curried rice (recipe coming soon)
Basmati rice or long grain white rice
why are my pork chops tough
Just like chicken or turkey, pork is lean meat and they tend to dry out quickly when overcooked. The cut and size of your pork would determine how long to cook it for. Endeavour not to overcook your pork.
how to tenderize pork chops
One of the quickest ways is to use a mallet but you can also tenderise pork chops without a mallet.
Or do a quick brine, honestly, don’t underestimate how much 30 minutes to 1 hour of brining can do for your pork chops. When brining pork chops, only do for the time recommended or the meat might go mushy. Cooked brined pork chops come out moist and flavourful at all time, even to the bones. It is just perfect.
Tips to the best juicy and moist pork chops ever
Allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking. i.e. bring it out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking so it comes to room temperature. That would allow the pork to cook evenly.
Not sure your pork is properly cooked, use a meat thermometer and the internal temperature should read 145F/62C
It is tempting to serve your meat immediately after cooking but please let this honey garlic pork chop rest between 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Trust me on this, you would thank me for it.
How to store pork meat
I won’t necessarily store cooked pork chops as you can easily make it fresh if need be. If you must store it, ensure that it is completely cooled before storing in the fridge. Do not store for more than 3 days. Pork chops can be from frozen for up to 3 months in the right temperature.
Other easy pork chop recipe you would love
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- 3 Bone-in Pork chops substitute for boneless pork chops
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened or at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons parsley chopped or use as desired
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Honey garlic sauce ingredients
- 3 tablespoons runny Honey
- 1½ tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 large garlic cloves chopped about ½ tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
- Pinch of chilli powder
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside
- Followed by the honey garlic sauce, to a small bowl, add honey, minced garlic, dried sage, smoked paprika, chilli powder, apple cider vinegar and soy sauce and mix to combine then set aside.
- Place a skillet on medium heat, add the olive oil and heat until hot or when the oil starts shimmering. Add the seasoned pork chops and sear until browned for 2 minutes on each side
- Move the pork chops around in the skillet to create a well in the middle, then add the softened butter then move it around the skillet until melted. Pour the honey garlic sauce over the pork chops and continue to cook for another minute or 2 basting the pork chops with the sauce and flipping it once during this time.
- Finally, this step is optional but recommended for a caramelised finish. Preheat the oven grill and broil for 1 to 3 minutes. Please note: the sauce might separate when grilled do not fret as this is completely fine.
- Transfer the pork chops to a plate, sprinkle some chopped parsley over it and cover with a foil, rest the pork chops for at least 5 minutes before serving.
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