Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce


This recipe for Thai pork chops is a very simple and quick dish that combines the standard pork chop with the wonderful flavor of coconut and peanuts. Even the kids loved it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick

  • cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

  • ¼ cup sliced red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. On a plate, combine flour, cumin, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir to distribute the spices. Coat pork chops with flour mixture, and shake off any excess.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place pork chops in the hot skillet, and fry for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.

  3. While the pork chops cook, stir together chicken broth, coconut milk, peanut butter, honey, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

  4. Remove pork chops to a serving platter, and keep warm.

  5. Pour peanut sauce into the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Pour peanut sauce over chops, and garnish with green onion, bell pepper, peanuts, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
27g Fat
16g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 572mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 422mg 9%

* 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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