TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon white wine or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch each)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. In a bowl, combine the teriyaki sauce, wine or broth, oil, cilantro, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour 1/3 cup into a resealable plastic bag; cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for sauce. Add chops to the bag. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand 5 minutes before serving.
  3. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until smooth. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Teriyaki Butterfly Pork Chops in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p200

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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