From Farm Life to City Lights: The Journey of Tender Pork Chops

Have you ever wondered what to do with those thin pork chops in your freezer? We have just the recipe for you! These juicy, tender pork chops are cooked in a flavorful honey garlic sauce that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you enjoy them on their own or served over a bed of rice and veggies, this dish is a winner!

Sauce being poured over a honey garlic pork chop

Growing up on a pig, corn, and soybean farm in Iowa, I was surrounded by the sights and sounds of agriculture. However, there was a part of me that yearned for a taste of city life. The allure of riding my bike to a friend’s house, walking to the pool, and hanging out at the park was undeniable. Fast forward twenty years, and here I am, experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city.

But soon, my heart will return to the farm. In a month’s time, we will be planting our roots back in the countryside. The city lights will be replaced by the twinkling stars, and the sunset over the corn fields will become a nightly spectacle. Most importantly, our girls will have the opportunity to experience farm life, hard work, and the beauty of rural Iowa.

Honey garlic pork chop in a pan

Now, let’s dive back into those mouthwatering pork chops! Coming from a farm that raised pigs, I always had an abundance of pork in the freezer. That’s when I discovered this recipe for Honey Garlic Pork Chops. Quick to make and bursting with flavor, these thin pork chops are a delightful departure from the ordinary.

I love serving these succulent chops over a bed of white rice and drizzling the leftover sauce on top. The combination of flavors is simply divine! Picture it: thinly sliced pork chops, tender and aromatic, atop a mound of fluffy rice, with the savory sauce cascading down. Just the thought of it makes my mouth water!

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Sliced honey garlic pork chop over rice with sauce being drizzled on top

Now, you might be wondering if you should use bone-in chops for this recipe. Well, it’s entirely up to you. Some argue that bone-in chops add more flavor, while others prefer the convenience of boneless cuts. Either way, as long as you cook them properly, both options will result in delicious pork chops that will leave you craving more.

When it comes to cooking pork chops, it’s essential to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. To ensure perfectly cooked chops every time, I highly recommend using a meat thermometer. It’s a vital tool that guarantees your pork is neither undercooked nor overdone. If you already have a thermometer, make sure it’s calibrated correctly for accurate readings.

Sliced honey garlic pork chop over rice with sauce on top

Now, let’s talk about serving these delectable Honey Garlic Pork Chops. You have several options to choose from. You can enjoy them over rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice. Or if you prefer a lighter option, skip the rice altogether. I personally love pairing these chops with a side of vibrant green vegetables or a garden lettuce salad with my favorite dressing. It’s a healthy, satisfying, and flavorful combination!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab those thin pork chops from your freezer and embark on a culinary adventure. Let the flavors of the honey garlic sauce transform your ordinary pork chops into a remarkable and mouthwatering dish. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked!


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Sliced honey garlic pork chop with a bite out of it