Recipe Details

Honey-Glazed Pork Chops

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops, 3/4 to 1-inch thick
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons brown sugar, pack
2 tablespoons honey
Nonstick cooking spray

Cooking Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops. Cook until brown, turning once. Remove chops. Place chops in 9x13-inch baking dish. Combine brown sugar and honey in small bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 20 seconds; stir to combine. Spoon half of the honey mixture over tops of chops, spreading evenly.

Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Turn chops; spoon remaining honey mixture over chops, spreading evenly. Bake until internal temperature is 160 degrees F, 15-20 minutes. To serve, spoon pan drippings over chops.

Serves 4.

Serving Suggestions

Looking for an easy pork chop recipe that is ready to eat in less than an hour? This honey-glazed pork chops recipe is a easy and healthy meal option that will satisfy your sweet-tooth. Serve with Lite 'n Creamy Macaroni Casserole and Herbed Steamed Vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 229 calories
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 344 milligrams
Cholesterol: 69 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Fiber: 0 grams

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Roasting

COOKING BASICS: 1) Preheat oven to 325 to 350 degrees F. (for pork tenderloin, roast at 450 degrees F.). 2) Trim much of the exterior fat from the roast; if roast has no fat cover, rub the surface with 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Season roast with herbs and other seasonings, if desired. 3) Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. 4) Do not cover; place in oven and roast to an internal temperature of 150 to 155 degrees F. for medium doneness. 5) Remove roast from oven. Allow it to "rest" for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. This resting period allows juices to redistribute. Internal temperature will rise approximately another 5 degrees F.

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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.


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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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great sauce
by anonymous 12/01/2012
I did this recipe with two bone in pork chops, was good but next time will use a smaller pan. Some of the sauce burnt on the bottom of the pan.  

great recipe
by anonymous 01/12/2012
 Easy and great taste. family loved it. Put a few steamed vegs for a side dish and you have a great meal!

Really Easy and Yummy
by Calees 01/09/2012
 This was such an easy and tasty dish. My twins are too little to enjoy it sadly, but the rest of the family did immensely. I think it is better with more of the honey and brown sugar glaze.

Honey-Glazed pork chops
by anonymous 12/21/2011
 Never had trouble with pork being tender but lately-not so good-and gave up eating it. Will try this but the only thing different is the glaze?

Baked
by Bob 01/30/2011
 Thanks, Will try today.

Good and Easy
by Judy Writes 10/22/2010
Since I can't leave anything alone, I added a bit of lite soy sauce, garlic, ground ginger and sweet hot mustard to the brown sugar and honey - yummy. Served with steamed carrots and broccoli.

Delicious!
by Lis 04/25/2010
I made this as something new to try with chops, with things I already had. It tasted wonderful and I've already made it twice. It was a hit for my family as well. The only change I made second time around was increased the honey and brown sugar to three tbs instead of two. I was running out of sauce on when I flipped them.