Honey Glazed Pork Chops

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Honey Glazed Pork Chops are marinated in an irresistible honey garlic sauce, then seared and baked in the same skillet! The whole family will love this easy dinner that uses simple ingredients to create the most delicious pork chops you've ever tasted!  

Honey Glazed Pork Chops on 3 white plates.
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Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Honey Glaze - this heavenly honey garlic sauce makes the best pork chop recipe ever!
  • Juicy Meat - marinating the meat makes it tender and juicy.
  • Easy to Make - prep comes together quickly and the cooking time is less than 30 minutes!
Honey drizzling on pork chops.

The Secret to Tender Pork Chops

Have you struggled with baking tender pork chops in a skillet? I definitely have...until now! The secret to making these juicy chops is to marinate them in the most amazing honey garlic sauce before searing.

Searing meat helps seal in the juices. Once sealed, simply bake chops in the oven until fork-tender and delicious!

If you love pork recipes, you'll also want to try my popular Dutch Oven Pork Tenderloin, Smoked Baby Back Ribs and Traeger Smoked Pork Butt for barbecue you'll never forget.

Fork piercing a stack of honey glazed pork chops.

Ingredients You'll Need

You can find all of these ingredients in your local grocery store or pantry at home:

  • boneless pork chops (about ½” thick) - make sure they're not the thin type
  • honey - adds a touch of sweetness that also helps with marinating
  • garlic cloves - mincing the garlic cloves adds amazing flavor
  • soy sauce - use reduced sodium soy sauce if watching your sodium intake
  • ketchup - I always use Heinz ketchup in my recipes
  • olive oil - if you don't have olive oil, canola will do
  • salt and black pepper - regular table salt and pepper works fine
  • dried oregano - a great spice to pair with this recipe
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish - totally optional, but adds color
Ingredients needed for honey glazed pork chops.

Instructions

Follow these simple steps for best results:

1. In a small bowl, combine honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.

marinade being whisked in a bowl.

2. Place the chops in a large Ziplock bag or shallow dish and pour the honey garlic marinade over the meat, ensuring it is evenly coated.

pouring marinade into a plastic bag.

3. Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator, turning the meat occasionally.

pork chops being marinated in a plastic bag.

4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat that is also oven-safe. Once hot, add a small amount of oil to the skillet. Sear meat for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.

pork chops being seared in a skillet.

5. Pour any remaining marinade over the chops in the skillet.

6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F with a meat thermometer.

glazed pork chops in a skillet.

7. Once done, remove the skillet from the oven and let the meat rest for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley for garnish if desired.

Pork chops in a cast iron skillet.

Substitutions

You'll love this recipe exactly how it's written, but if you need to make adjustments, try these substitutions:

  • Meat: You can use bone-in or pork loin chops instead of boneless.
  • Honey: Maple syrup or brown sugar can be used as alternatives for a sweetener.
  • Ketchup: Tomato paste or barbecue sauce can be exchanged for tanginess.
  • Olive Oil: Canola oil, vegetable oil, or melted butter can be used as substitutes for cooking oil.
  • Dried Oregano: Italian seasoning or dried basil can be used as alternatives for spices.
  • Spicy: add red pepper flakes or a touch of hot sauce if you like it spicy.
server holding up honey garlic pork chops.

What to Serve With Honey Glazed Pork Chops

This is one of those pork chop recipes that goes with just about anything! But, if you're looking for a delicious way to serve these boneless chops, try adding these side dishes to your plate:

white plate with pork chops and honey glaze.

Recipe FAQs

Can I marinate the meat longer than 30 minutes?

Yes, you can marinate the meat longer for more flavor. However, avoid marinating too long as the meat may become over-tenderized and lose its texture.

Can I grill the chops instead of baking them?

You can grill the marinated chops over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through, brushing with the marinade during cooking.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the sauce?

Yes, you can adjust the amount of honey or brown sugar in the marinade to suit your taste preferences.

Fork taking a bite out of pork chops.

Expert Tips

  • For best results, remember not to overcook the meat when cooking pork. It only needs to register 145 degree F. on a meat thermometer. Overcooking it will cause it to be tough and dry.
  • A cast iron skillet is a great choice for this recipe since you can sear and bake in the same pan.
  • The best way to seal in the juices is to sear the meat before baking.
Fork holding up a bite of pork chop.

Storage and Freezing

Leftovers: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Reheat: Place leftovers in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second intervals until warmed to 145º F, or reheat gently in a skillet on the stove over low heat.

Freeze: Allow recipe to cool completely, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Honey glazed pork chops on a white platter.

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Honey glazed pork chops with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Honey Glazed Pork Chops are marinated in an irresistible honey garlic sauce, then seared and baked in the same skillet!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Main Dish Skillet Meals
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings4
Calories: 317kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops (½ inch thick)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place the pork chops in a large Ziplock bag or shallow dish and pour the honey garlic marinade over the pork chops, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator, turning the pork chops occasionally.
  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add a small amount of oil to the skillet. Sear the pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned.
  • Pour any remaining marinade over the pork chops in the oven-safe skillet.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees F, or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Once done, remove the skillet from the oven and let the pork chops rest for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.

Notes

Storage and Freezing:
  • Leftovers: store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
  • Reheat: Place leftovers in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second intervals until warmed to 145º F, or reheat gently in a skillet on the stove over low heat.
  • Freeze: Allow recipe to cool completely, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1184mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow, these pork chops look delicious. Can't wait to try them! They look so tender and yum.

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