Pan-Fried Jerk Pork Chops


Pork chops pan-fried on top of the stove in less than 20 minutes with jerk rub and lime. Serve with sweet potato fries or steamed potatoes, and fresh veggies. For a traditional kick, serve with applesauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 pork chops


  • 2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced

  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless pork chops, about 1 inch thick

  • 2 medium limes, juiced


  1. Combine jerk seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Shake about 1 tablespoon jerk rub into the skillet. Add onions; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining jerk rub onto one side of each pork chop. Use a knife to poke 4 or 5 holes in each chop and pour 1/2 of the lime juice over top. Place chops, seasoned-side down, into the hot skillet.

  4. Cook until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. While cooking, sprinkle remaining jerk rub onto the top side of the chops. Poke holes as before, and pour remaining lime juice over top. Flip chops and cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, another 5 to 7 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of rub. The actual amount of rub consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 2440mg 106%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 371mg 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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