Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!
Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

If you enjoy pork chops, then I’m thrilled to share with you this incredibly simple and delicious recipe for skillet glazed pork chops today! I found the recipe in one of my cookbooks, and decided to try it out! Sure am glad that I did! The recipe can be used with bone in OR boneless thick pork chops, so it is very versatile!

Lightly seasoned pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet in a teensy tiny bit of oil, and then removed from the pan once done. A very easy 4 ingredient glaze is then prepared in the same skillet, then the pork chops are added back in and coated with the glaze. That’s it!

The end result is a absolutely delicious quick dinner in under half an hour! Here’s how to make skillet glazed pork chops.

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Mix the Ingredients For The Pork Chop Glaze

The sauce/glaze is super easy to make! Measure out pure maple syrup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped fresh thyme leaves in a small bowl. TIP: If you don’t have access to fresh thyme, you can substitute dried thyme. Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set the sauce aside.

Only 4 ingredients needed to make the glaze: maple syrup, dijon, cider vinegar and thyme.

The glaze for the pork chops is whisked together in a small bowl.

Use a sharp knife to cut through the fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at  2″ intervals. This will help the chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season the pork chops with salt and black pepper.

Pork chops are seasoned with salt and pepper, and fat is sliced through on outside of each one.

Cooking The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

Heat one teaspoon of vegetable oil in a 9-10″ skillet. Heat the oil on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place both pork chops in the skillet. You should hear them sizzle a bit when they hit the skillet.

Pan-sear the pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn the heat down to medium, and continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This will usually take between 5-10 minutes.

Remove Pork Chops From Skillet When Done

Once done, remove the pork chops from the skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze. NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops. Leave any remaining grease in the pan.

Pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet before adding the glaze.

Cook The Glaze For the Pork Chops

Give the reserved sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into the skillet. Turn the heat back up to medium, and bring the sauce to a simmer, scraping up any leftover pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce!

Once the sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until the sauce becomes more a syrupy glaze consistency. This should take only 2-3 minutes, and the glaze will thicken and reduce in volume a bit.

The glaze for the pork chops is cooked in the skillet until syrupy.

Place the pork chops back into the skillet with the glaze. Pour any juices that accumulated on the plate with the pork chops back into the skillet, as well. Continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze over the top of the chops, to completely coat them with the sticky sauce.

Skillet Glazed Pork Chops finish cooking in the thickened glaze.

Serve The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

After the skillet glazed pork chops have continued to cook for a couple minutes, they are done, and are ready to serve! If checking the internal temperature, pork should reach 145-160 degrees to be cooked adequately.

Transfer the pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece of meat. Serve with side dishes you enjoy. We enjoyed these pork chops with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes! Enjoy!

The finished pork chops are served with glaze spooned over the top of each piece.One of the skillet glazed pork chops, served with mashed potatoes and assorted veggies.

I really hope you enjoy this easy recipe for skillet glazed pork chops! My hope is you will be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful sauce that perfectly compliments the pork!  Have a wonderful day, and may God bless you today in all you undertake.

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Original Recipe Source: One of my cookbooks, titled: “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook”, from the editors at America’s Test Kitchen, published 2014, page 147

Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet glazed pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 5-6 ounce pork chops (about 3/4" thick) , bone in OR boneless
  • salt & pepper , to season pork (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
For Glaze:
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • teaspoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves , can substitute 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
Instructions
  1. Measure out pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped thyme leaves in a small bowl. Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set aside.

  2. Use a sharp knife to cut through fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at 2" intervals. This will help chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season pork chops with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a 9-10" skillet on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place pork chops in skillet. You should hear them sizzle when they hit the skillet. Pan-sear pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn heat down to medium, and continue to cook until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This usually takes between 5-10 minutes. Once done, remove the pork chops from skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze. NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops... leave any remaining grease or browned bits in the pan, to cook with the sauce.

  4. Give sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into skillet. Turn heat back to medium; bring sauce to a simmer, scraping up any pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce! Once sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until it becomes more of a syrupy consistency. This should take 2-3 minutes; glaze will thicken/reduce in volume a bit. Place pork chops back into skillet with glaze, along with any accumulated juices. Continue to cook pork chops for 1-2 minutes, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze on top of the chops, to completely coat. Transfer pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 596mg17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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