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