Simple garlic-honey marinated pork chops that are seared in a pan. A great, delicious, quick recipe to have during the weeknight with your family. Garnish with pickled shallots.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine honey, mustard, garlic, chile flakes, 3 tablespoon olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; mix until fully combined.

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  • Place pork chops into a resealable zip-top bag. Pour in marinade, seal the bag, massage to coat, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  • Remove pork chops from the marinade and place on paper towels. Pat chops as dry as possible with the paper towels. Set excess marinade aside.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high or high heat until it shimmers. Working in batches if necessary, sear the pork chops in the hot pan until the first side is a dark golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more. Turn the heat down to low and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • While pork rests, pour leftover marinade into a skillet. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until it reduces and becomes as thick as you like, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour over pork chops.

Cook's Note:

Your bone-in pork chops should weigh about 2 pounds total.

Nutrition Facts

433 calories; protein 32.9g; carbohydrates 17.5g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 81.3mg; sodium 352mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2020
This was exceptional! I made 3 small modifications, I used minced garlic instead. I fried the chops in olive oil and butter heated and when reducing the marinade I added 2 cups of apple juice then I reduce to desired thickness. My mom does not like chops and loved this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2020
Pretty good - marinade keeps the chops moist during the low-heat cooking phase. One caution: Don't take the instruction "sear over high heat" too seriously. At least on my range that resulted in instantly burned chops. When I reduced the heat to medium plus one or two notches things went much better. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2020
Neither my husband or myself finished. There is tangy and there is vinegary. This was not to our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
Pork chops were very juicy, cooked thru, and the treatment was very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
I didn’t use the red pepper flakes simply because I don’t like any hot. Other than that no changes. I loved it. Best pork chops ever. Found a new way to fix them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2020
We loved these pork chops, they were tender juicy and mouth watering good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2020
I made several changes. I used to like my food really hot, but now at my age, the mustard and crushed chilies seemed a bit much, so I reduced the mustard to 1 tblsp and the crushed chilies to 1/4 tsp. I also substituted a cup of pinot grigio for the vinegar. I didn't have any chops, so I sliced a chunk of pork tenderloin into 1" medallions. I doubted that waiting for the meat to go through the rest stage would give enough time for the sauce to reduce, so I heated that in a small saucepan and still ended up adding some corn starch as the pork ended its resting stage. The taste was great. Nice sweet sauce with enough bite to enjoy, without burning my mouth. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2020
I finished ti chops in the oven. I liked this dish, my wife loved it, and it was super-easy. I'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
The marinade after it was cooked was delicious! We grilled our pork chops then put them in a skillet last few minutes with sauce. Read More
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