Sweet and Spicy Chili Pork Chops

“From Cooking Light. What's particularly nice about this recipe is that, except for the chops, you are likely to have everything else handy. Quick recipe, great for weeknights. I usually use slightly larger bone-in chops, which I prefer.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork, cooking 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove pan from heat and let pork stand for 30 seconds.
  2. While pork cooks, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, chile paste, hoisin and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
  3. Pour sauce over the pork, scraping the pan to loosen the fond. Turn the pork over to coat. (The recipe does not call for this, but I often will return over low heat just to make sure the sauce is heated through, if there is not enough residual heat in the skillet).
  4. Serve garnished with the green onion slices.
  5. I had a couple of thick boneless chops sitting around, so I cut them into thin, flat slices and cooked as above; then doubled the sauce ingredients, tossed it all together and served with saffron rice. A nice variation.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a