Glazed Pork Chops
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$6.87 RECIPE / $1.72 SERVING

Most pork chop recipes produce dry, tough, hockey-puck-like bits of meat that no one enjoys.

On the other hand, these Glazed Pork Chops aren’t your typical pork chops. They’re soft, juicy, and ready in a flash, making them ideal for weekday dinners.

What is the key to unlocking this mystery? Cooking the pork chops quickly and smothering them in a smoky, spicy sugar glaze keeps the moisture in.

So there’s no need to look any farther. You’ve discovered the final pork chop recipe you’ll ever require!


I made a basic rub with brown sugar, garlic, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and a pinch of salt for good measure for these glazed pork chops.

This rub is simple to make, flavorful, and leaves a sticky sweet coating in the pan. This fantastic rub is also fantastic on poultry!


Glazed Pork Chops
Food: Glazed Pork Chops
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This dish works well with boneless center-cut pork chops that are 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Pork chops cut thinly will cook too soon and become dry.

Pork chops with bones take significantly longer to cook, and the glaze may burn before the chops are done.

So, for the greatest results, stick to center-cut boneless! Pre-cooked ham steaks can likewise be used in a similar way. For a reference, see my Glazed Ham Steaks recipe.


Sweet, salty, and a little spicy, these luscious Glazed Pork Chops are a must-try. The sugar glaze adds moisture and tenderness to the chops.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ($0.12)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ($0.05)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil ($0.32)
  • 4 thick-cut boneless pork chops ($5.97)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Brown sugar, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper should all be mixed together in a small basin.
  2. Remove the pork chops from their packaging and coat all sides with the spice mixture. The meat’s wetness will aid in seasoning adhesion.
  3. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the pork chops once the oil begins to shimmer. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until beautifully browned.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven for another 5­-10 minutes to finish cooking if your chops are more than one inch thick. Check the internal temperature of the chops with a meat thermometer to ensure they’ve reached 145°F. If necessary, continue to cook.
  5. Just before serving, coat the chops in the rich sauce on the pan’s bottom.


  • Serving: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 401.6 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14.05 g
  • Protein: 40.08 g
  • Fat: 19.65 g
  • Sodium: 448.28 mg
  • Fiber: 0.2 g


Glazed Pork Chops
Food: Glazed Pork Chops
Source: Pinterest
  1. Add 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and freshly cracked pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the spice mix all over four thick-cut boneless pork chops on both sides. The meat’s moisture will dissolve the sugar, allowing the spices to attach to the surface.
  3. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until it shimmers. Place the chops in the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Depending on the thickness of the chops, you may need to finish cooking them in the oven (if using an oven-safe skillet). Once fried on all sides, these chops were cooked through. If the cake is too thick, finish it in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes to ensure the interior temperature reaches 145°F.
  5. Before serving, coat the chops in the glaze that has formed in the skillet. You can alternatively tilt the skillet and scoop up the sauce with a spoon before drizzling it over the chops.

😍😍😍 I’m enthralled by these glazed pork chops!
I added a little chopped parsley for fun (or color), but it’s not required.