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Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)

Get ready to fire up your grill for some honey garlic pork chops! This is one dinner that is sure to impress your guests.

These chops aren’t your average BBQ fare. Oh no.

A delightful glaze smothers every inch of these juicy pork chops. It mixes sweet honey, tangy ketchup, salty soy sauce, and punchy garlic.

Homemade Honey Garlic Pork Chops with Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes
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It’s a flavor-packed adventure that your taste buds will thank you for.

Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a fancy gathering, these chops are winners. Every time.

So, grab your apron and gather your ingredients. It’s time to make some sizzling, sensational honey garlic pork chops!

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

These honey garlic pork chops are beyond ordinary. Talk about juicy- every bite oozes with deliciousness.

From the sweet warmth to the savory garlic, they’re bold and full of flavor.

These grilled pork chops will have everyone drooling over the honey-garlic glaze. Plus, the swift 25-minute prep-to-plate time? That’s a huge win!

And here’s a top tip: Marinate the chops in the glaze first. Then, brush them with more sauce on the grill.

And why not whip up an extra batch of sauce for dipping? It’s that good.

Freshly Cooked Honey Garlic Pork Chops Served on a Platter

Best Cut of Pork to Use For Pork Chops

Now, let’s chat about what kind of pork chops to use in this recipe.

Boneless or bone-in, you ask? Well, you’re in luck because both work great!

  • Boneless pork chops are readily available, beginner-friendly, and cook fast.
  • Bone-in pork chops are a little more expensive and need longer on the heat.

I usually go for bone-in because the flavor is better and they stay super juicy. Boneless can dry out pretty quickly.

But with this marinade and glaze, you won’t have to worry about that!

Just remember: thicker chops need longer to cook. And anything under 1-2 inches is more likely to dry out.

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Ingredients

  • Ketchup – A 1/2 cup of this tomato-based condiment adds a tangy, sweet base to our glaze.
  • Honey – We’ll need 2 2/3 tablespoons of this natural sweetener. It lends a subtle sweetness that complements the pork.
  • Low-Sodium Soy Sauce – This adds an umami touch to the dish while keeping the sodium level in check.
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed, gives this dish a bold kick. It balances the sweetness of honey and ketchup.
  • Pork Chops – You need 6 pork chops, weighing about 4 ounces and approximately 1 inch thick each.
    • This size ensures a juicy outcome once grilled.
Honey Garlic Porkchops Served with Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes

How to Make Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Here’s how you make honey garlic pork chops:

1. Fire up that grill. Set it to medium heat and give the grate a nice light greasing. Got all your ingredients ready? Great!

2. Make the sauce. Grab a bowl and toss in your ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and crushed garlic. Give it a good stir, and voila- a delicious glaze.

3. Grill. Lay those pork chops on your hot grill. As they sizzle away, coat each side with the prepared glaze.

4. Patience is key. Keep those pork chops grilling until the center is no longer pink. This takes about 7-9 minutes on each side.

5. Safety first! Whip out your instant-read thermometer and stick it into the center of a chop. If it reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, your pork is fully cooked.

6. Serve! Plate up those hot pork chops and dig in.

Tips for the Best Pork Chops

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best honey garlic pork chops possible:

  • Fancy infusing your chops with extra flavor? Let them marinate in the glaze for several hours or even overnight. Just remember to reserve some sauce for brushing during grilling.
  • If you’re a fan of heat, don’t be shy! Add chili flakes or a splash of hot sauce to your glaze for extra spiciness.
  • Want a sweeter touch to your chops? Add a bit more honey to the glaze. Trust me, it’s a sweet dream come true!
  • Not a fan of pork? No worries! This glaze works wonders on chicken or beef, too.
  • Let your cooked chops rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps keep them juicy and tender.
  • Double up your glaze recipe and save some to serve on the side. Because you can never have too much of that delicious honey garlic goodness!
  • Make it on the stove. Use a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 7-9 minutes per side.
Honey Garlic Pork Chops Served on a Plate with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

What to Serve With Pork Chops

  • Steamed veggies are a classic. They add a vibrant, healthy touch to the plate.
  • Feeling fancy? Roasted sweet potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes make a dreamy pair.
  • A crisp green salad or grilled asparagus would be spot-on for a light option.
  • Love grains? Go for some quinoa or brown rice. It’ll soak up all the extra sauce, yum!
  • And for a fun twist, try a fresh pineapple salsa. It is a sweet and tangy treat!

How to Store Leftovers

Got leftover honey garlic pork chops? No problem!

To Store: Place cold chops in an airtight container with any remaining sauce. Store them in the fridge for 4-5 days.

To Freeze: Place Place cold chops in a freezer-safe bag and store for 3-4 months.

To Reheat: Thaw frozen chops in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat with a splash of water or chicken broth if there isn’t a lot of sauce.

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Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

208

kcal

Looking for an easy and delicious dinner to try tonight? These honey garlic pork chops are the answer! They are so succulent- the whole family will love them.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 2 2/3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 6 pork chops, each weighing about 4 ounces and approximately 1 inch thick

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium, lightly grease the grate, and pat the pork chops dry.
  • Combine the ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and crushed garlic in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Place the pork chops onto the preheated grill. Brush the tops with the prepared glaze and cook for 7-9 minutes. Then, flip the chops and brush more glaze on the uncoated side. Cook for another 7 to 9 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve the pork chops hot, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Let the chop marinate in the glaze for several hours or overnight. Just remember to reserve some sauce for brushing during grilling.
  • Let your cooked chops rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps keep them juicy and tender.
Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

4 thoughts on “Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops (Easy Recipe)”

    • Hi Reg,
      if you scroll down to the recipe card, you'll see the option to print on the photo. Just click that button, and it will print the recipe for you!

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    • Hi Marie!
      Yes, you can absolutely make this on the stove.

      If you have a grill pan, make sure it's nice and hot then cook as instructed.
      The next best thing is a cast iron skillet, and again, make sure it's hot then cook as instructed.
      For non-stick skillets, you'll want to use medium-high heat and cook for about 4-6 minutes per side.
      Whichever method you choose, I recommend getting a meat thermometer so you can double check the temp.
      The chops should be 145°F when done

      Hope this helps!

      Reply

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