Asian Inspired Marinated Pork Chops

Alex and I love quick and easy meals, especially on weeknights. And since Alex is in charge of the dishes, I try and make as little a mess as possible (sometimes I fail). I'm a fan of "one pot" meals like this. Easy to make, yummy to eat, easy to clean up!

Since this needs to marinate for a bit, this is a great meal to prep when you get home and cook once you are ready to eat!

You will need:

  • 2 pork chops: I used bone in style that were about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, but whatever your preference is, use that. The thicker the chops, the more time they will need to cook, so keep that in mind.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, (I used a gluten free brand)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced. (Love garlic? Add more!)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2-3 tsp sriracha
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Sesame seeds & Green onion (for garnish)
  1. In a medium size bowl whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sriracha sauce. Pour over pork chops and let marinade for at least 20 minutes, up to 1 hour.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet for medium high heat. Add pork chops, without marinade, and cook for about 5 minutes, until it gets a lovely brownish color.
  3. Flip the pork chops and add the remaining marinade to the pan. It works best to pour over the chops. Cook another 5 min on this side. While it's cooking, use a large spoon to scoop up sauce and coat the top of the pork chop every so often. 
  4. Remove from pan, serve with rice and pour the sauce over everything or leave it on the side and use it as a dip. Honestly, just eat it. It's so good.
  5. Top with sesame seeds and green onions.
  6. ENJOY!