This easy pork chops recipe comes together in just one skillet. They're smothered in a brown sugar BBQ glaze, perfect as a quick weeknight dinner!
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Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe

This easy pork chops recipe comes together in just one skillet. They're smothered in a brown sugar BBQ glaze, perfect as a quick weeknight dinner!
Course Entrée
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 397kcal
Author Nora

Ingredients

For the Pork Chops

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 4 bone-in pork chops about 3/4 inch (2cm) thick
  • 8 pineapple rings fresh or canned are both fine

For the Glaze

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice 180ml
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste

To Serve

  • Fresh cilantro and cooked rice optional

Instructions

Prepare the Pork Chops:

  • Mix the oil, ground paprika, salt and lime juice in a large shallow dish. Pat the pork chops dry and add them to the marinade. Allow them to sit for at least 15 minutes, or up to overnight (see recipe notes).
  • In the meantime, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the pineapple rings for 2-3 minutes on either side, or until starting to brown and caramelize. Remove them from the skillet and set them aside on a plate.
  • Once the pork chops are done marinating, cook them in the hot skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until they're browned and no longer raw in the middle.

Make the Glaze:

  • While the chops are cooking, whisk together all the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl. Once the chops are done, pour the glaze over them (careful, it might bubble up!). Cook it over medium heat, turning the chops often, until they are nicely coated and the sauce has thickened. Add the pineapple rings to the pan as well to warm them through.
  • Serve immediately with cilantro and rice, if you like.

Notes

Marinating the pork overnight is a great way to prep ahead for dinner. Cover the dish you're marinating the pork in tightly with foil and store it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcal