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Easy Pineapple Pork Chops

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An easy Pineapple Pork Chops recipe. Perfectly browned pork chops with an amazing pineapple-Dijon sauce, ready in 30 minutes from scratch. This recipe is a weeknight favorite!

pineapple pork chop over rice on a plate

Let me tell you a long story about my life and how these pineapple pork chops came to be.... JUST KIDDING! Please don't leave.

These pineapple pork chops were the result of an accidental huge batch of pineapple jam that I made. We loved these pork chops so much that they became a regular in my house and I make these both with homemade pineapple jam and with store-bought jam.

pork chop with pineapple sauce cut open

Here's why this pork chop recipe rocks:

  • It's super quick and easy to make in under 30 minutes
  • The pineapple-Dijon sauce with sauteed onions and white wine is so good with perfectly browned pork chops. Keep reading for tips for skipping the white wine, if you prefer!
  • It's kid-friendly; the sauce is sweet and will keep you coming back for more
  • It is super versatile and goes amazing with any kind of rice, quinoa, couscous, mashed potatoes, or even some plain buttered noodles for my son

If you feel weird about putting jam on pork chops, I get it. But trust me when I say that it works! If you love BBQ sauce chicken, teriyaki pork chops, cranberry sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey, or anything along those lines, you will love these sweet and savory pork chops.

Ready to make these??

ingredients to make pineapple pork chops

Here's what you need:

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup pineapple preserves or jam
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon fresh or dry thyme, plus extra for garnish

Ingredient notes:

Pork chops: You can use as many as will fit in your pan! I've been known to get 5-6 pork chops into a 12-inch cast-iron pan before. Try to get ones that are the same thickness throughout. 

Pineapple jam: If you don't want to make homemade pineapple jam (because, well, you're not Martha Stewart!), you can typically find some in any larger grocery store. Smuckers makes one, as does Goya.

Want to skip the white wine? Use more chicken broth instead!

Variation ideas: Add a splash of soy sauce for a teriyaki pork chop twist, or a splash or Worcestershire sauce for a little more depth of flavor.

Let's cook!

Step 1: Season the pork chops with salt & pepper. Preheat a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and cook the pork chops for about 3 minutes on each side over high heat, or until they are nicely browned. Set them aside on a plate. They will not be fully cooked yet, but that's OK.

browned pork chops on a plate

Step 2: Add the remaining oil to the same skillet, and add the sliced onions. Turn the heat to medium and saute the onions for about 5-7 minutes, or until they soften and start to turn golden brown. 

sauteing sliced onions in a skillet

Step 3: Add the pineapple preserves, white wine, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and thyme to the onions and stir well. Bring to a gentle boil, and reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. 

Step 4: Place the pork chops into the pineapple sauce in the skillet and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until the pork chops are fully cooked and reach an internal temperature of 145-160F (see here for recommended pork cooking temperatures!). Serve by spooning the pineapple sauce over the pork chops. 

porkchops with pineapple sauce cooking in a pan

These pork chops are fantastic served with a side of fragrant basmati jasmine rice, quinoa, or couscous.

If you end up making these pork chops, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

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pineapple pork chop cut open
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4.41 from 10 votes

Easy Pineapple Pork Chops

Easy Pineapple Pork Chops recipe. Perfectly browned pork chops with an amazing pineapple-Dijon sauce, ready in 30 minutes from scratch. This recipe is a weeknight favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Kate

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops (at least 1 inch thick)
  • Salt & pepper , to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1 small yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup pineapple preserves or jam
  • ¼ cup dry white wine (or use extra chicken broth)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon fresh thyme plus extra for garnish

Instructions

  • Season the pork chops liberally with salt and pepper. Preheat a large skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the pork chops for about 3 minutes on each side over high heat, or until they are nicely browned. Set aside on a plate. They will not be fully cooked yet, and that's OK.
    browned pork chops on a plate
  • Add the remaining oil to the same skillet, and add the sliced onions. Turn the heat to medium and saute the onions for about 5-7 minutes, or until they soften and start to turn golden brown.  
    sauteing sliced onions in a skillet
  • Add the pineapple jam, white wine, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and thyme to the onions and stir well. Bring to a gentle boil, and reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  • Place the pork chops into the pineapple sauce in the skillet and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until the pork chops are fully cooked and reach an internal temperature of 145F-160F. Serve by spooning the pineapple sauce over the pork chops with rice on the side.
    porkchops with pineapple sauce cooking in a pan

Notes

Optional: add a splash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to step 3 for more flavor!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pineapple Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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