12 Easy Pork Chop Recipes Inspired by World Cuisines
Pork chops are always right at the top of our most popular recipes. We love our chops! And while there are tons of top-rated American takes on classic pork chops, we've widened the scope with this collection, delving into the recipe boxes of international cuisines. Inspired by the unique flavors of international cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Indian, German, Hungarian, and more, these 5-star recipes offer a whole new world of chopportunity!
Hungarian Pork Chops
Dry sherry, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and sour cream give a Hungarian accent to these seasoned pork chops. "Yummy chops braised in a tangy sour cream sauce," says CHRISTYJ. "Add some dark bread and it will bring out the 'bohemian' in anyone!"
Honey Hoisin Pork Chops
These sweet-and-savory pork chops are baked in a simple but flavorful sauce featuring hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, grated fresh ginger, and Dijon mustard. "Very quick, easy pork chop recipe!" says Denise. "I keep peeled ginger in the freezer, cut into 1 to 2 inch chunks, so when needed I just take a chunk out and grate it, so I always have fresh ginger at hand."
Indian Pork Chops
Ready in about 30 minutes! "This is a great weeknight dinner entree" says GABRIELLEDC. "Quick and easy with only five ingredients (including curry powder, apricot nectar, and garlic powder) and delicious! Great with couscous or rice."
German Pork Chops and Sauerkraut
This simple pork chop recipe has quite a story! "As a soldier during WWII my Dad learned to make this hearty pork dish from a local German woman during the Allied occupation of Germany," says Pat Mathena Oglesby. "I don't know the German name for it, but it is delicious!" Browned pork chops are baked with sauerkraut, apple, onion, brown sugar, and caraway seeds.
Vietnamese/Chinese Pork Chops
Vietnamese and Chinese flavors meld together in this fragrant marinade of fish sauce, lemon grass, ginger, five-spice powder, and soy sauce. "It is our favorite marinade for pork chops," says Jennifer You. "If you buy your pork chops from an Asian market, let them know what you're cooking. Generally, the thinner the chop, the better."
Grilled Italian Pork Chops
On the table in just 30 minutes. These grilled pork chops get it done Italian-style with toppings of ham, fresh tomato, and mozzarella cheese. "Amazing! The only thing I did differently was to use proscuitto instead of ham since it's an Italian dish!" says JMANSKE62. "Will absolutely make again!"
Taiwanese Pork Chops
"This pork chop recipe has a great flavor using Chinese five-spice powder," says SHARONLIN. "If you can find sweet potato powder, use it instead of cornstarch. Serve this with plain white rice and a simple vegetable side."
Kotlet Schabowy (Polish Breaded Pork Chop)
Ready in about 20 minutes! For this Polish staple, boneless pork chops are breaded and pan-fried until golden and crispy. "Breaded pork chops with mashed potatoes and salad (preferably a sauerkraut salad) is served regularly for Sunday dinner in Poland," says olenka. "Pound the meat as thinly as you can for best results."
Lemony Pork Piccata
Inspired by classic piccata, this recipe features pork chops browned and topped with a lemon and white wine sauce with capers, shallots, and parsley. "A wonderful tender pork dish with a delicate piccata sauce," says Jackie Cree. "Very simple and really delicious."
Korean Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Pork chops are simmered in chicken broth flavored with crushed garlic, Korean bean paste, and soy sauce. "The bean paste makes it a little bit spicy," says BlueBear. "Sauce was great over rice."
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
"Caribbean-style pork chops are marinated overnight in a lemon juice and oil marinade with a variety of jerk spices," says MARVINTHEMARTIAN. "Use more cayenne pepper to make it really hot!"
Amazing 'Pizza' Pork Chops
Chops topped with sliced tomato, basil, oregano, garlic, and mozzarella cheese. Godzilla rates it 5 stars: "It's 'Amazing' that a recipe so simple is so fabulous! My entire family loves these chops. The fresh tomato slice on top with the herbs and cheese makes these chops so scrumptous."