Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

The easiest, no-fuss, most amazing pork chops ever, made in 20 min from start to finish. You can’t beat that!

Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze - The easiest, no-fuss, most amazing pork chops ever, made in 20 min from start to finish. You can't beat that!

I made these pork chops for the first time in July of 2011. Yes, 4 very long years ago. But I realized that the old photos did not do the dish any justice so I made it once again to tell you that this needs to be made as soon as possible. Preferably tonight.

Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze - The easiest, no-fuss, most amazing pork chops ever, made in 20 min from start to finish. You can't beat that!

I kid you not – these are the easiest pork chops you will ever have to make in just 20 min from start to finish. And that sweet and sour balsamic glaze is unbelievable. You’ll seriously want to guzzle it down. But be sure to save some for the pork chops because they are an absolute match made in heaven.

Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

The easiest, no-fuss, most amazing pork chops ever, made in 20 min from start to finish. You can’t beat that!

Ingredients:

  • 4 (8-ounce) pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the sweet and sour glaze

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pork chops and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 8-10 minutes.*
  5. To make the sweet and sour glaze, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve pork chops immediately with sweet and sour glaze.

*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the pork chops.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 392.6 Calories from Fat 166.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 28%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 122.8mg 41%
Sodium 82.4mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 15.4g
Protein 38.3g 77%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Making your own marinades and glazes is a great way to cut down on sodium and other food additives, and this recipe has less than 100mg of sodium per serving!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.