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Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Maple Glazed Pork Chops - perfectly browned pork chops are smothered in a finger-licking-good maple glaze.  Make this 30 minute recipe for dinner tonight! 

Maple Glazed Pork Chops

A few weeks ago I made Cajun Pork Chops, which turned out to be one of the most delicious pork chop dishes I have ever had. It also ended up being one of the most popular recipes that I have posted, and no wonder!! It is super easy to make (less than 30 minutes!), super delicious and flavorful. It is one of those one-pan wonders that makes you think ''how come we don't make stuff like this all the time??"

So I decided to make another quick and easy pork chops recipe - Maple Glazed Pork Chops.

Maple Glazed Pork Chops

You guys!! This turned out so good.

This maple glaze is total perfection. It is perfectly sticky and sweet, yet aromatic and herbal, thanks to the wonderful combination of maple syrup and thyme.

In other words, it is totally irresistible and addicting, and you will find yourself licking the spatula and everything this sauce comes into contact with.

Maple Glazed Pork Chops

What to serve with maple glazed pork chops:

We ate these Maple Glazed Pork Chops with a side salad and these Roasted Young Potatoes. It was a good dinner. 🙂

A few notes about how to make maple glazed pork chops:

  • You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops for this recipe.
  • Use real maple syrup! Do not use caramel-colored high fructose ''pancake syrup" that tries to disguise itself in the syrup aisle. The flavor will not be the same. This one from Amazon is a pretty good deal!
  • The sauce will thicken as it cools, so stop cooking it down when it looks just a little too liquid for your taste. Otherwise you will end up with a thick honey-like consistency. Which is not a bad thing! It will just be harder to pour over the pork chops.
  • You can actually use fresh or dried thyme for this recipe. Thyme is one of those herbs that is pretty good dried and still keeps its flavor. This one from Amazon is pretty good!

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Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Maple Glazed Pork Chops
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Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Maple Glazed Pork Chops - perfectly browned pork chops are smothered in a finger-licking-good maple glaze.  Make this 30 minute recipe for dinner tonight!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 pork chops
Author: Kate

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet, and cook the pork chops over high heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until both sides are nicely browned. 
  • Remove the pork chops from the pan (place them on a large plate) and reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining olive oil, minced garlic, and thyme to pan and cook for 1 minute, or until the garlic is golden. Add the rest of the ingredients (maple syrup, dry white wine, chicken broth) and give it a stir. Carefully place the pork chops back into the pan and continue to cook for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened to a nice glaze and the pork chops are fully cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. 
  • Remove from heat and serve hot, spooning the extra glaze from the pan over the pork chops. 

Notes

Cooking time of pork chops will depend on their thickness. If the pork chops are fully cooked before the sauce has thickened to your liking, remove them from pan and cook down the sauce for a few minutes.
On the other hand, if your sauce cooked down too much and has started caramelizing but the pork chops are not done, add in a 1/2 cup of water or chicken broth and stir.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal (21%) | Carbohydrates: 15g (5%) | Protein: 29g (58%) | Fat: 23g (35%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (25%) | Cholesterol: 89mg (30%) | Sodium: 176mg (7%) | Potassium: 610mg (17%) | Sugar: 12g (13%) | Vitamin C: 2.7mg (3%) | Calcium: 44mg (4%) | Iron: 1.2mg (7%)

{Recipe inspiration: Hello Fresh}

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Sherri @ WatchLearnEat

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

These pork chops are calling my name! I LOVE the maple glaze! Definitely going to make these for our family for dinner!

Tania @ COOKTORIA

Friday 29th of January 2016

These Pork Chops look scrumptious, Kate!!! I just need to buy some maple syrup, and I am cooking these!!! Your photographs are beautiful!!!

Kate

Sunday 31st of January 2016

Thank you! :)

Little Cooking Tips

Friday 29th of January 2016

Yummy yummy yummy! Excellent dish dear Kate! Is Aunt Jemima good maple syrup? It's the only one imported here:/ We really want to try your recipe, Panos adores pork steaks/chops so he can't wait to sink his teeth into that:) Thank you for another fantastic recipe, you guys have an amazing weekend! xoxoxo

Kate

Sunday 31st of January 2016

Thank you :)

Aunt Jemima isn't actual maple syrup, it's corn syrup with caramel color to make it look like the natural maple syrup from a maple tree. And while that stuff can be delicious, the flavor is totally different. It's sort of like using honey versus sugar. Sugar is good, but honey will give your food or drink a different flavor.

If you don't have maple syrup in Greece, you can try making this with any other syrup - as long as you get a sticky sweet sauce, it should still be delicious!

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