Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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With a sweet and savory glaze that caramelizes beautifully under the broiler, these Honey Garlic Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and flavorful. The best part? They’re ready in just 25 minutes!

A honey garlic pork chop cut in half with sauce drizzling down

Easy Honey Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

When it comes to quick and easy weeknight dinners, it really doesn’t get better than these honey garlic pork chops! Made with boneless center cut pork chops in an irresistible honey glaze, this recipe is ready in just 25 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes and a side salad to enjoy an impressive dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Pork chops in general make a wonderful weeknight dinner so be sure to check out our other recipes for more ideas, like these fried pork chops and Mississippi pork chops.

Overhead view of honey garlic pork chops in a skillet

Why You’ll Love These Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Here are a few reasons why we love these garlic honey pork chops.

  • 30 minute meal. From start to finish, these boneless pork chops take just 25 minutes to prepare. Perfect for those busy weeknights!
  • Sweet-savory flavor. The combination of the honey and garlic and other ingredients like ketchup and vinegar give these pork chops a incredible sweet yet savory flavor.
  • Just 7 ingredients. Not including the salt and pepper, you’ll need just 7 ingredients to prepare this easy pork chops recipe.
Overhead view of honey garlic pork chop ingredients

What You’ll Need

The incredible flavor of these honey garlic pork chops comes from just a handful of ingredients. See the recipe card below for measurements.

  • Pork chops – I used boneless center cut pork chops for this recipe. Note that using other cuts may require a different cook time.
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, and garlic powder season the pork. You can adjust these seasonings to your preference.
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic – These are honey garlic pork chops, after all!
  • Honey – Local honey is always a great option if you can find it.
  • Ketchup – Adds a slightly acidic flavor to balance the honey.
  • Soy sauce – Adds savory umami undertones that enhance the honey.
  • Rice wine vinegar – Like the ketchup and soy sauce, this helps to thin the honey glaze and cuts the sweetness a bit.

How to Make Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Here’s an overview of how to make these honey glazed pork chops. See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

  • Cook the pork chops. Season both sides of the pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Sear in the olive oil over medium heat for 2-4 minutes per side, until an internal temperature of 145F is reached. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Make the glaze. Sauté the garlic in the butter until aromatic. Add the honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar to the whisk, whisking to combine. Increase the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Broil. Return the pork chops to the pan, basting generously with the sauce to coat on both sides. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes per side, basting to enhance the flavor, until the pork chops reached your desired level of slightly charred appearance. Enjoy!
A fork in the top of two honey garlic pork chops

Tips & Variations

Here are a few tips for making these garlic. honey glazed pork chops.

  • Use an oven-safe skillet. Since the pork chops are popped until the broiler at the end of the recipe, it’s important to cook them in an oven-safe skillet. Be sure to take care removing it from the oven!
  • Cook the pork fully. You want to sear the pork so it’s nicely browned on all sides but you also want to ensure it cooks all the way through in the first step. The internal temperature should reach 145°F.
  • Stir the sauce. While the sauce is simmering, you do want to stir it on occasion to prevent it from sticking and burning to the bottom of the pan.
  • Baste the pork chops. Continue to baste the pork chops with the honey garlic glaze while under the broiler for optimal moisture and flavor.
Overhead view of a plate of honey glazed pork chops with mashed potatoes

What to Serve with Honey Garlic Pork Chops

There are so many side dish options for these honey garlic pork chops! My go-to is some potatoes or rice and a veggie.

A few favorites that are perfect with this recipe include creamy mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, twice baked potatoes, and air fryer brussels sprouts or a nice side salad.

Honey glaze being drizzled over honey garlic pork chops

Proper Storage

  • Fridge. Leftover pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop to retain their tenderness.

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Honey Garlic Pork Chops

With a sweet and savory glaze that caramelizes beautifully under the broiler, these Honey Garlic Pork Chops are tender, juicy, and flavorful. The best part? They're ready in just 25 minutes!
Servings: 6 pork chops
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 6 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar

Instructions

  • Start by seasoning the boneless center cut pork chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Ensure that both sides of the pork chops are evenly coated.
  • In an oven-safe skillet, such as a cast iron pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork chops to the skillet. Sear each side for approximately 3-4 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145°F (63°C). This will give the pork chops a nice golden-brown crust.
  • Once the pork chops are cooked, transfer them to a plate and set them aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the unsalted butter and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté the garlic until it becomes aromatic, which should take about 30 seconds.
  • Add the honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar to the skillet. Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined. Increase the heat slightly and allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until it slightly reduces and thickens. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • Preheat your oven’s broiler to high.
  • Return the seared pork chops to the skillet with the sauce. Baste the pork chops generously with the sauce, ensuring they are coated on both sides.
  • Place the skillet under the preheated broiler and broil the pork chops for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they develop a slightly charred appearance around the edges. Keep basting the pork chops with the sauce during this process to enhance the flavor.
  • Once the pork chops are nicely charred, remove the skillet from the oven. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve the delicious honey garlic glazed pork chops with mashed potatoes, rice, or a side salad. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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