Basil Pork Chops Recipe
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Basil Pork Chops Recipe

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These tender, glazed chops sent in by Lisa Gilliland of Fort Collins, Colorado, get great flavor from a little brown sugar, chili powder and dried basil. The fast-cooking entree is sure to make a regular appearance at your dinner table.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 152 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Mix first four ingredients; gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil (mixture will be crumbly). Rub over both sides of pork chops.
  2. In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook chops until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-6 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p59

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 84155
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Awesome pork chops. Really crispy."

Pulseox User ID: 2055993 137028
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"This was just okay. It tasted like slightly sweet and spicy, but no real flavor, it's hard to describe. I won't even eat the leftovers."

tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 63440
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Cooked this again tonight. This has become my husband's favorite. Just an F.Y.I. - It is just as good or maybe even better with Center Cut bone-in pork chops."

tigerzeschy User ID: 4257444 109491
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I substitute olive oil for the canola oil. I made it using paprika as I was out of chili powder. My mother-in-law, husband, and sons (16,5, and 5) all loved it. Another time, I was in a bind and needed something ready for when we got home from the gym, so I threw it in the crock pot on high for 1 hour 30 minutes. The kids loved it! Will definitely keep making this!"

Elyssey User ID: 7141373 109490
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Wow. I do not know what everyone is talking about. This was the worst pork recipe I have ever experienced. The smell was awful and the taste was worse. I would not recommend this to anyone. Not trying to be mean but I am pretty upset that I wasted my pork chops. This rating is inaccurate in my opinion."

Woolite3232 User ID: 7053366 155682
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Very easy to prepare even taste great with bone in pork chops. I will definately fix again."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 162500
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"These are delicious and super fast to prepare. I served them with a pasta side dish, garlic bread and Greek salad."

ElishaBig User ID: 6251881 162499
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"My husband and I are picky eaters... We loved this dish. Delicious recipe!"

Loufrommaine User ID: 6222180 154862
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"I'm not going to rate this because it is possible that I did something wrong, but I don't think so. I don't see what all of the fuss is about. Maybe I didn't really like it because I like meat that is savory rather than sweet. That said, I won't try it again."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 140422
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Yum, Yum, Yum. Of course I have a sweet-tooth. I loved them and can't wait to make them again. Also, very quick and easy."

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