These Honey Garlic Pork Chops are the perfect blend of sweet and salty with a punch of extra flavor from the garlic. Ready in 20 minutes, this pork chop recipe will become your new favorite!
Why You’ll Love This Honey Garlic Pork Chops Recipe
- Quick. It takes just 20 minutes from start to sitting down to dinner to make these delicious pork chops!
- So flavorful. I love this dish’s combination of sweet-salty flavors plus the punch of umami from the soy sauce.
- Versatile. You can serve pork chops with many side dishes, making it a wonderfully versatile main course for different occasions.
- Olive oil: I like to use olive oil in this recipe, but you can also use vegetable oil.
- Pork chops: For quicker cooking, we used boneless pork chops.
- Salt and pepper
- Butter: You can use salted or unsalted butter.
- Honey: Honey adds a touch of natural sweetness to the chops.
- Soy sauce: You can use regular or low-sodium soy sauce.
- Parsley: For garnish.
How to Make Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- Prepare. Season the chops with salt and pepper.
- Cook. Sear the pork chops in the olive oil in a heated skillet until browned.
- Rest. Place pork chops on a plate and cover them with foil while you make the sauce.
- Make sauce. Melt the butter in the skillet, then cook the garlic.
- Simmer. Stir in the honey and soy sauce then simmer the sauce.
- Finish. Drizzle the sauce over the pork chops and garnish with parsley.
Tips for Success
- Use a meat thermometer. I strongly advise using a meat thermometer because it reduces guessing whether the meat is fully cooked. Pork chops are done when the meat thermometer reads 145°F.
- Pork Chops. We use boneless pork chops in this recipe. If you use bone-in, note that they will need to cook longer than boneless chops.
- Don’t overcook. The meat thermometer will help with this! You don’t want to cook the pork chops for too long, or they will dry out.
- Rest the chops. Make sure to let the chops rest while you make the sauce. This will let the juices redistribute, making for more flavorful and juicier meat.
What to Serve with Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- Vegetables: Add a side of Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables or Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes to carry through the garlic flavor of the pork chops.
- Potatoes: A big pile of Classic Mashed Potatoes is a wonderful side, or these tasty Hedgehog Roasted Potatoes.
- Rice: Keep it simple with my flavorful Creamy Garlic Butter Parmesan Rice.
How to Store & Reheat Leftovers
- Storage: Place the leftover chops in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw the chops completely in the fridge before reheating.
- To Reheat: To keep the honey garlic pork chops from drying out while you reheat them, place a little water or broth in an oven-safe dish, then add the pork chops. Reheat them in a 350°F oven until hot. You can make a little more of the sauce to drizzle over the top for extra flavor if you wish.
Easy Pork Recipes
- Brown Sugar Pork Chops
- Roast Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes
- Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Winter Vegetables
- Pork Loin Roast with Vegetables
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
These juicy and delicious Honey Garlic Pork Chops are the perfect blend of sweet and salty with a punch of extra flavor from the garlic, and they are ready in 20 minutes!
Servings: 4 servings
- Season the boneless pork chops with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork chops.
- Sear the pork chops for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until they're nicely browned and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 145°F.
- Transfer the cooked pork chops to a plate and cover them with foil to keep warm.
Honey Garlic Sauce
- In the same skillet, add the unsalted butter.
- Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant, stirring frequently.
- Whisk in the honey and soy sauce, and let the sauce simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes, until it slightly thickens.
- Drizzle the honey garlic sauce over the cooked pork chops.
- Garnish with the chopped fresh parsley and serve.
- Choosing Pork Chops: This recipe uses boneless pork chops. If you opt for bone-in chops, remember they’ll need a bit more cooking time.
- Honey: Use your favorite honey. The flavor of the honey you love will shine through in this recipe.
- Checking Doneness: A meat thermometer is essential to ensure your pork chops are perfectly cooked. Aim for an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Avoid Overcooking: Keep an eye on that meat thermometer! Overcooking pork chops can lead to a dry texture.
- Resting Time: Let the chops rest while preparing the sauce. This pause allows the juices to settle, enhancing the flavor and juiciness.