Honey Garlic Pork Chops – A Flavorful & Easy Dinner Recipe

Honey Garlic Pork Chops are a succulent, flavorful dish that combines the tender juiciness of pork chops with the sweet and savory notes of honey and garlic. Perfectly marinated and pan-seared to golden-brown perfection, these pork chops boast a mouthwatering glaze that enhances the natural flavors of the meat. The irresistible blend of honey, garlic, soy sauce, and a touch of vinegar creates a balanced taste sensation that’s ideal for a quick weeknight dinner or a more sophisticated gathering. This dish, served alongside your favorite side dish, is sure to leave your taste buds craving more.

Recipe for Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 1/4 cup tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Combine honey, tamari or soy sauce, minced garlic, and apple cider vinegar in a small mixing bowl, whisking until thoroughly blended.
  2. Generously season the pork chops with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  3. Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned pork chops, searing them for about 3-4 minutes on each side until a golden-brown crust forms.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low and carefully pour the honey-garlic mixture over the pork chops. Continue cooking for an additional 5-7 minutes, flipping the chops occasionally to ensure even glaze coverage.
  5. Use a meat thermometer to verify the pork chops’ internal temperature, which should reach 145°F (63°C). Once cooked, remove them from the frying pan and let them rest for 3 minutes.
  6. To serve, drizzle any remaining glaze from the frying pan over the honey-glazed garlic pork chops and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 15g (Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Trans Fat: 0g)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 780mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17g (Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 16g)
  • Protein: 30g