This recipe for easy marinated pork chops is a family favorite in our house and is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. With only six simple ingredients, it’s an easy dish you can prep ahead of time and cook in a flash for a delicious weeknight dinner!
4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1/4 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
- Combine ginger through brown sugar in a large freezer-size Ziploc bag. Squish everything around to create the marinade.
- Place pork chops in the bag and toss to coat. Lay flat in the fridge for 4-8 hours, flipping the pork chops halfway through. (If you aren’t home and able to flip the pork chops, don’t worry about missing this step!)
- Remove pork chops from marinade, discarding marinade and heating a large skillet to medium-high heat. Place pork chops in skillet and cook for approximately 5-6 minutes on each side, or until center is no longer pink and the pork chops are lightly browned.
- Remove from heat and let rest for a couple of minutes before plating and serving. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Even though this easy marinated pork chops recipe is already quite simple, you can easily implement a few shortcuts to make it even easier. Jarred minced garlic and ginger paste will work if you don’t have fresh garlic and ginger on hand. Chicken breasts or a full pork tenderloin will also work well in this marinade if that’s more your style! And if sunflower oil isn’t in your pantry, a mild oil like canola oil will also work.
Keywords: DAIRY-FREE, DINNER, GLUTEN-FREE, LUNCH/DINNER RECIPES, PORK RECIPES, RECIPES