Teriyaki Pork Chops: A Sweet and Savory Delight

Teriyaki pork chops are an absolute delight for your taste buds. This simple yet flavorful recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious dinner, ready in just 20 minutes! Whether served on their own or over a bed of lemon or white rice, these teriyaki pork chops will leave you craving for more. Pair them with grilled asparagus or a refreshing wedge salad to complete your meal.

Teriyaki Pork Chops served on a bed of rice.

Pan Fried Chops: Quick and Yummy!

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe to make your life simpler? Look no further! These pan-fried teriyaki pork chops are incredibly delicious and can be on your table in no time. Serve them on top of rice, add some stir-fried broccoli and carrots, or accompany them with roasted vegetables. The options are endless! For an extra touch, garnish the dish with pineapple chunks, green onions, and sesame seeds. The teriyaki sauce used in this recipe is divine – a perfect balance of sweetness and citrusy flavors. Every bite is a delightful explosion of taste. Trust me, this is a dinner recipe you’ll keep coming back to.

Raw pork chops in a round white dish.

How to Make Teriyaki Pork Chops in No Time

This teriyaki pork chops recipe is not only packed with incredible flavors but is also incredibly easy to make. Here’s how:

  • Season: Place the uncooked pork chops in a hot skillet. Add water, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, brown sugar, and ginger. Dissolve cornstarch in ¼ cup cold water and add it to the pan.
  • Cook: Heat the mixture until the sauce reaches your desired thickness. If needed, add water to thin it out. Baste the pork chops and sauté them in the skillet until they are cooked through (internal temperature of 160°F).
Further reading:  What To Serve With Flank Steak: A Guide to the Best Side Dishes

Oven Directions

If you prefer baking, you can still achieve delicious results, although you won’t get the same sear as when cooking on the stove. Simply bake the pork chops at 375°F for approximately 35 minutes.

A crock pot filled with white rice.

Tips and Storing Info

To ensure your teriyaki pork chops turn out juicy and tender, consider the following tips:

  • No need to marinate: Unlike conventional recipes, there’s no need to marinate the pork chops in advance. Basting them during the cooking process yields similar flavors.
  • Cooking temperature: Pork is safe to eat with a blush of pink, as long as the internal temperature reaches 145ºF for medium doneness. For a medium-well cook, aim for 150ºF, and 160ºF for well-done pork.
  • Sauce preparation: Make your life easier by mixing water, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, brown sugar, and ginger in a separate bowl. Combine water and cornstarch in another bowl. When you’re ready to cook, simply pour the ingredients according to the recipe or try our classic Teriyaki Sauce recipe.
  • Cooking tips: To achieve the best results, avoid overcrowding the skillet. Leave at least an inch of space between the chops to ensure they fry perfectly. Boneless pork chops (approximately 1 inch thick) need about 5 minutes per side, while bone-in pork chops require an additional 1-2 minutes per side. For optimal cooking, consider using a cast iron or other heavy-bottomed skillet.
  • Storage: Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can also slice the leftovers into strips and freeze them in a freezer Ziploc for up to 2-3 months. This way, you’ll have a quick topping for rice on busy days.
Further reading:  The Best Beef Ribs at Costco

Teriyaki Pork Chops on a bed of rice.

Recipe FAQ

If you’re craving more delicious pork chop recipes, give these a try:

  • Italian Pork Chops
  • Smothered Pork Chops
  • Fried Pork Chops
  • Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Enjoy the succulent flavors of teriyaki pork chops and elevate your dinner experience today. For more mouthwatering recipes, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.