Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
Pork chops are a great economical cut and cook up quickly, making them ideal for busy weeknight meals. But turning out tender chops can be tricky. Browning them first, then finishing them in this tangy, slightly sweet sauce results in perfectly cooked honey mustard pork chops. —Susan Bentley, Burlington, New Jersey
Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper; sprinkle over pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown pork chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Remove skillet from heat and add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Reduce heat to medium. Whisk in broth, mustard, honey and remaining garlic powder; cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in cream; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Return pork chops and juices to the skillet. Cover and cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 3-5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Honey Mustard Pork Chops Tips

Can you use bone-in pork chops?

We use boneless pork chops for this recipe because they cook quickly and are easy to slice after cooking. You could use bone-in chops for this pork chop recipe, but they will take longer to cook because the bone acts as an insulator, slowing down the heat transfer to the center of the pork chop.

How do you make tender pork chops?

The pork chops turn out tender in this honey mustard pork chops recipe because the pork is browned in hot oil before being simmered in a flavorful, fat-rich sauce. It’s also important to test the pork for doneness, removing them from the pan when they reach the right internal temperature for pork chops, 145°. It’s important to use a thermometer here because thicker pork chops will take longer to cook, but thinner pork chops can easily dry out when overcooked.

What do you serve with honey mustard pork chops?

Serve honey mustard pork chops with your favorite quick and easy side dishes. We particularly enjoy pork chops with mashed potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw or roasted vegetables like asparagus.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 2 tablespoons sauce: 411 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 597mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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