Pork chops are an easy and economical main course. There are so many ways to prepare them! I have always breaded and baked mine, but in the summer I want something a little lighter. This simple recipe is the one to keep handy for your weeknight rotation. My family loved the honey glaze, and the pork chops come out tender and juicy every time.
- 3-4 boneless pork chops, about 6 oz. each
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. gluten free soy sauce
- ½ tbsp. gluten free Worcestershire sauce (I like Lea and Perrins®)
- Gluten free seasoning, to taste (I used The Spice House Brisket of Love BBQ Seasoning)
- cooking spray
- fresh chives, for garnish
Choose chops that are all about the same size, so that they finish cooking at the same time. Whisk together the olive oil, honey and Worcestershire sauce in a baking dish large enough to hold your pork chops in a single layer.
Add the pork chops and marinate for 30-45 minutes at room temperature, turning every 10 minutes.
I cooked the chops in a 14” non-stick covered skillet, you want them spaced out in the pan, not touching. Coat the pan with cooking spray and heat over medium low. Add the pork chops, sprinkle with seasoning, then cover and cook 4 minutes. Keep the cover on, and don’t move the chops around in the pan.
Turn the pork chops over, drizzle any remaining marinade over the top and sprinkle more seasoning. Cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops and how you like them done. According to food safety guidelines, pork should be cooked to a minimum of 145° and for me this is perfect. Check with a thermometer to be sure.
Now turn them once more to coat both sides in the honey glaze and cook 30 more seconds to get that beautiful amber color!
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chives. I served with brown rice and roasted cauliflower.
Aren’t they gorgeous? Now that you know how easy it is, surprise your family with a delicious pork chop dinner this week. Make it once and it will become an instant favorite!
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