Quick and easy, glazed honey balsamic pork chops are tender and juicy, seared in thyme and coated with a honey balsamic sauce. Make it in under 30 minutes.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 5-6 medium pork chops (about 1 + 1/2 lbs. total)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2-3 sprigs of thyme
- 1 teaspoon cilantro, finely chopped (for garnish)
Honey Balsamic Glaze:
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
Prepare the Pork Chops:
- Generously season both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper. Place flour into a shallow bowl and dip the pork chops in to fully and evenly coat on both sides. Set aside on a place.
- Heat oil in a large shallow saucepan over medium high for 2 minutes until the hot oil sizzles and shimmers. Add the pork chops and sprigs of thyme. Sear the pork chops for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown and fully cooked through, when the internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145 F. Remove the pork chops and thyme from the pan, and set aside on a plate.
Prepare the Honey Balsamic Glaze:
- In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce and flour (you can use leftover flour from the shallow bowl that was used to coat the pork chops initially). Set aside.
- In the same saucepan used for the pork chops, turn the heat down to low and sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Stir in the sauce and bring to a simmer until smooth and thickened to a desired consistency, about 2-3 minutes. Stir continuously to prevent the sauce from going lumpy.
- Return the pork chops to the pan and toss well to coat. Cook the pork chops with the sauce for another minute, then remove from heat and garnish with cilantro.
Use a digital thermometer. A digital meat thermometer is very useful when cooking pork or any kind of meat. It ensures that you never end up with undercooked or overcooked meat. Simply insert the thermometer halfway inside the meat to get a quick measurement. Once it reads 145F, remove the pork chops from the pan.
How to store. Store pork chops along with any leftover glaze in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. To reheat, place in a saucepan and heat on the stove over medium-heat until heated through.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Pork
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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