Teriyaki Pork Chops

Simply Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Pork Chops make the perfect dinner recipe and are ready in only 20 minutes!!

This simple pork loins recipe is great served on it’s own or over lemon or cauliflower rice and is made with a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce. Grilled asparagus or Wedge Salad is a perfect pairing to finish it off!!

Teriyaki Pork Chops served on a bed of rice

Pan Fried Teriyaki Pork Chops

Here’s another really easy dinner recipe because LIFE. I’ve got your back mama! Teriyaki pork chops that are pan fried to a crispy brown. These are honestly so incredibly yummy. My entire family devours this meal.

Serve it on top of some rice– I’ve done white rice in the picture but you could make any kind. You could also throw in some roasted veggies too. These tender pork chops pair wonderfully with so many different side dishes.

The teriyaki sauce that these are made with is heavenly. It’s sweet and citrusy in the most amazing way. You can taste the brown sugar and soy sauce in every bite. Mmmm! I also love the orange juice flavor in the sauce. This is a solid recipe that you’ll keep coming back to and use a bunch.

How to Make Teriyaki Pork Chops

PREP. Start out by warming up a skillet on the stove. You’ll want your skillet to be HOT before putting in the pork chops. This will make that pork chop skin nice and crisp when it’s done cooking.

COOK. After you’ve placed your chops in the pan, add the rest of the ingredients (except the cornstarch and water- we’ll come back to those in a minute) to the skillet. Stir it around a bit to mix all the flavors together.

SAUCE. Dissolve the cornstarch into ¼ cup of cold water. Then add that to the skillet to cook with everything else. This cornstarch/water mixture will add some thickness to the sauce and make it really adhere to the pork chops. If the sauce is too thick for your liking, add a little water to thin it out.

BASTE. Brush or baste that sweet sauce all over the pork chops until they are cooked through. And that’s it! Seriously that easy, do you love it? I know I do!

Tips, Variations + Storing Info

Make this in the oven: If you would prefer to bake these pork chops in the oven you will not get the same kind of sear as you would cooking them on the stove. This is still an option, but in order to do so you will need to bake them at 375F for about 35 minutes.

Marinade them before cooking: In this recipe we are basting them during the cooking process instead of marinating them ahead of time. The flavor gained through both of these processes are pretty equivalent.

Cooking Temperature: Unlike chicken, pork is perfectly safe to eat with a bush of pink. Just be sure that the interna; temperature has reached at least 145ºF. For a medium cook the temperature should reach 150ºF and 160ºF for well done. 

STORE leftover chops in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. I also like to slice leftovers into strips and put them in the freezer to use as a topping for rice on a busy day. FREEZE in a freezer Ziploc for 2-3 months. 

Teriyaki Pork Chops on a bed of rice

I’ve spent most of my life enjoying Teriyaki recipes… but they were always chicken. We are so glad that we now have a delicious Teriyaki Pork Chop recipe to enjoy.

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Teriyaki Pork Chop recipe

5 from 5 votes
Simply Sweet and Savory Teriyaki Pork Chops make the perfect dinner recipe and are ready in only 20 minutes!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 336 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Instructions
 

  • Place 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 to pan.
  • Heat until sauce reaches desired thickness. Add water to thin out if needed. 
  • Baste pork chops and saute in skillet until cooked through (internal temp of 160).

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Comments:

    1. I did not sear the pork chops before adding the liquids and they came out tender. I haven’t tried searing them first in this recipe but if you do let me know how they turn out. I’d love to know! Thanks!

  1. 5 stars
    I had no idea pork chops could be so good. I loved this recipe so much I wrote it up on paper and put it in my recipe box. I have no doubt the sauce would be just as good if using chicken or beef.

  2. DomI need to cook first the pork chops and when they are cook add the liquids? Or I just add the uncooked chops and add the liquids. I don’t understand if Imhave to cook them first or not

    1. You will just add the uncooked chops to the pan. The liquids will baste the meat as it cooks, giving it yummy flavor!