Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Posted: February 2

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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You've had sweet pork chops. You’ve had spicy pork chops. But what about the best of both worlds: Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops. This baked pork chop recipe is the perfect easy meal for a busy weeknight—the chops are ready in just 30 minutes and only require a few steps to get plated. The coating on the pork is indeed perfectly balanced with spicy but not scorching sriracha and floral honey, so you get exactly what you’re looking to taste. Pair Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops with mashed potatoes or mac and cheese for a delicious meal.


• 1/4 cup sriracha sauce • 2 teaspoons honey • 1 tablespoon soy sauce • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil • 4 pork chops, bone in and around 1-inch thick • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1 tablespoon oil, neutral flavored


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

In a small mixing bowl, combine the sriracha sauce, honey, soy sauce, and toasted sesame oil.

Step 3

Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Feel free to be a bit generous with the salt and pepper.

Step 4

Using an ovenproof skillet, heat the neutral oil over medium-high heat.

Step 5

When the oil is nearly to the smoking point, add the chops and brown for about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Cover the pork chops in the prepared sauce and place the pan in the oven.

Step 7

Bake until fully cooked at 145 degrees F, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 8


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