Brown Sugar-Pineapple Pork Chops


Pork chops with pineapple and brown sugar topped with caramelized red onions and tangy goat cheese make for a delicious one-skillet supper. It's a sweet take on juicy pork chops that are quick and easy to prepare! Sprinkle with parsley for garnish, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings, drained and juice reserved

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 4 boneless pork chops

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Combine chipotle powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, and onion powder in a small bowl.

  2. Pat pineapple rings dry.

  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large, nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple rings and red onion; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice and brown sugar. Cook until pineapple is lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pineapple-onion mixture to a plate.

  4. Pat pork chops dry and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.

  5. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the same saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl to coat pan. Add chops; cook until bottom is browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and sprinkle the chipotle mixture on top. Cook until other side is browned, about 3 minutes. Continue flipping and cooking until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  6. Transfer chops onto a plate and top with the pineapple-onion mixture. Sprinkle goat cheese on top.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
10g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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