top of page

Easy Honey Garlic Pork Chops

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

12 Minutes





About the Recipe

Juicy honey garlic pork chops with caramelized edges ready and on your table in less than 15 minutes! smothered in the best 4-ingredient sauce!


  • 4 pork chops bone in or out

  • Salt and pepper, to season

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar, or any white vinegar)


This Honey Garlic Pork Chops Recipe is so easy you won’t believe it when it’s done! No marinating needed, this recipe is an incredibly quick and delicious way to serve bone in or boneless pork chops — seared until golden then simmered and broiled (or grilled) in the most amazing honey garlic sauce!

THE BEST part are those crispy, charred and caramelized edges!

How to cook pork chops

Boneless OR Bone-In chops can be usedSeason chops just before cooking to ensure they stay tender and juicy while cooking.

Preheat your heavy-based pan or skillet and get it nice and hot before adding your chops.Sear for 4-5 minutes each side until crisp and golden.

The juices in the chops release into the sauce while broiling, creating even more flavor and quantity of sauce to serve with your pork.

pork chop marinade — no marinating needed!

Melt butter in the same pan as the porks were seared in to keep those flavors going into the sauce, then add the rest of your ingredients.

Cook until the sauce reduces down and thickens slightly (about 3-4 minutes). Don’t cook for too long or the honey will reduce down completely, leaving you with a dry pan. (If that happens, just make another batch of sauce only to serve later.)Baste pork generously with the sauce, then broil/grill for 1-2 minutes, or until edges are slightly charred.

baked pork chops

If you prefer oven baked pork chops, we’ve included directions in the Recipe Notes!


Preheat the oven broiler (or grill) on medium-high heat. Season chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder just before cooking.

Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium high heat until hot. Sear chops on both sides until golden and cooked through (about 4-5 minutes each side). Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Reduce heat to medium. Melt butter in the same pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water and vinegar. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thickens slightly (about 3-4 minutes), while stirring occasionally.

Add pork back into the pan, baste generously with the sauce and broil/grill for 1-2 minutes, or until edges are slightly charred.

Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad.


Baked Pork Chops:

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F | 200°C.

  2. Sear seasoned chops in a hot oven-proof pan or skillet over medium-high for 2 minutes per side -- get them crisp.

  3. Remove chops and make your sauce following the recipe above (Step 3).

  4. Baste with sauce and bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until reaching your desired doneness.

  5. Broil/grill for 2 minutes to get those caramelized edges!

bottom of page