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Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze Recipe

My husband loves pork chops, so I try to find new ways to use them. He calls this version "restaurant quality!" —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 10 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed


  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper flakes, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork; cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, whisk the vinegar, honey, green onions, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter until melted. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 715 calories, 41g fat (17g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.

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mimirita User ID: 6302531 266090
Reviewed May. 18, 2017

"This sauce was delicious but never thickened after being reduced. I didn't stir in the 1/4 c butter at the end. It would just make it thinner.

So I melted 1Tb butter and whisk in 1Tb flour, then slowly stirred in the thin glaze. Also had to add a bit of chicken broth when it got a bit too thick. Then it was perfect.. I will make the sauce again but with the butter flour thickener."

sam51180 User ID: 3555423 265260
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2017

"My sauce turned into a sticky mess. Maybe I used too much honey."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 261562
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

"The sauce is what makes the dish!! Gotta have the sauce! I'll make it again because we all loved it."

cookie20 User ID: 3125668 261227
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"I've been making this for years with lamb chops. Balsamic and rosemary pair beautifully with lamb. I use shallots instead of scallions and sometimes substitute balsamic cream for the vinegar. It makes a thicker sauce. Also a little thyme is great. Thanks for sharing the idea with pork."

[email protected] User ID: 6993142 261023
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2017

"Wonderful flavors and not too long or complicated on the preparation. My oldest son loves these and pork chops are not even his favorite meat. Don't leave anything out--I didn't change a thing."

michelle User ID: 1658929 259154
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"I'm not crazy about pork chops, but these I could eat everyday!!!! This is an awesome recipe and would recommend it to everyone!!!!"

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 256272
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Fantastic! I made these for a friend on girl's night and she immediately asked for the recipe. Don't change a thing about this!"

Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 253432
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"These were the best pork chops I've ever had. My husband grilled them instead of the pan saut?. We found it took a bit more heat and a bit more time to get the sauce to thicken, but it was well worth the effort. These are totally guest-worthy but easy enough for every day. We like pork slightly pink but even though we cooked them a bit past that, they were still deliciously moist."

4tuna User ID: 8675553 249717
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"I googled balsamic vinegar and porkchops and found this recipe. I knew the vinegar helped tenderize the meat. I wasn't disappointed! I loved this! The only way I'd tweak it is adding the salt that it calls for in the sauce because I withheld it and ended up thinking it needs it, and maybe adding more red pepper flakes and black pepper to the meat or even in the sauce. I used dried onion flakes because I didn't have any green onions and had no problem with that. Really, really good. I used center cut chops, an inch thick (?), and fried them about 5-6 min per side and they were done nicely. Didn't check temp, just went by color."

mauimama96753 User ID: 8357472 225747
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"OMG! I was looking for a recipe to go with some homemade balsamic glazed beets and thought balsamic glazed pork chops would go great with them. I looked at several recipes and decided on this one. The beets came out husband loved them but what I thought was really funny was he looked at me and said these pork chops are restaurant quality. I just laughed because of your husband saying the same thing. He said that if he knew what these tasted like and they were on the menu he would order them. Great recipe and thanks for sharing!"

bnrudy User ID: 659489 221954
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"medium-rare, for pork @ 145?. I thought pork had be at least 165?. This sound great, but I would like to know if anyone ate or serve this pork @ medium-rare I'll give it 5 star because I haven't try this yet but all of the other reviews are 5 star don't want bring rating down"

SwtTooth16 User ID: 7182649 216611
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"This was delicious!! I used thick, boneless, center cut chops instead so I had to increase the cooking time by about 5-7 minutes but the wait was so worth it. This is a great dish if you want to impress dinner guests or have a date night dinner. I loved it!"

wlsmythers User ID: 2705032 188091
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"This is great . I have fixed it twice and it is always given high praise. A keeper"

janethil User ID: 3730637 139324
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Wow! This was a wonderful dish and easy to make. Seems like it would be excellent with chicken, too."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 123399
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"I expected this to be a lot better after reading the reviews, but I think it's because I didn't use the type of chops the recipe calls for. The sauce was good, but my pork wasn't. But, I am going to try it again!"

mtvtidbits User ID: 7257627 127426
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Great recipe! I even tried it with chicken! Everyone loved it!"

kykim User ID: 7350005 195935
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2014

"Fantastic! Love the kick to the chops! Baked pork chops the night before, next day added all to the skillet for a hurry up supper! Thank you Nicole for sharing!"

JCV4 User ID: 628113 198100
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"Great flavor with the balsamic, honey, and rosemary flavors. easy to make, too! Thanks!"

dwilfer User ID: 6972953 213461
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

"Delicious for the many generations in our family"

Sylvester90 User ID: 5984649 125817
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"I loved this recipe! It is just so perfect. Sometimes balsamic vinegar can be overwhelming in a dish, especially in this quantity, but somehow, all the flavours harmonize! Crushing the dried rosemary is essential, though. I ended up picking the hard rosemary leaves out as I ate. Fresh rosemary would be optimal for sure. I substituted low fat margarine for the butter and I omitted the salt (I always do). I added the crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce instead of using them to season the chops. All my tweaks were minor, as it is an amazing recipe as it is."

Derale User ID: 7665081 152871
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"Very tasty family enjoyed!"

royswife56 User ID: 6884606 184267
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"I made this for dinner tonight! It is an awesome recipe! We will definitely be eating it again!"

Grandonna User ID: 4894237 199935
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"OMG! These pork chops are to die for. I made these tonight for my husband and I. We both loved them. This would be a very impressive meal for company. Definitely a keeper recipe."

LOVERIBS User ID: 6519972 127415
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Loved this recipe. Identical to Giada De Laurentis on The Food Network called

Spiced pork Chops with sweet and sour glaze ( Agrodolce ) . 2011"

bravekitty User ID: 6499717 198099
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"I'm going to try to make it today ,looks great thank you for sharing with us."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 195904
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"These were absolutely wonderful. The honey-balsamic glaze is divine."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 188090
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"Positively wonderful. These have flavor unto themself. Do not serve this other highly seasoned sides."

i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 200359
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"My family really enjoyed this recipe! We ended up with a lot of glaze left over so I think I will try halving the recipe next time."

jesboc User ID: 6580965 213460
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Best pork chops I have ever tasted"

jesboc User ID: 6580965 195901
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Best pork chops I have ever tasted"

foodfave User ID: 2810972 184266
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"ThIs was great! My husband made these and forgot to add the butter. But we didn't miss the extra fat! Will make again and continue to leave out the butter."

skbarnes User ID: 4367680 123396
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"Outstanding! Hubby loves it and requests it often."

Julie23 User ID: 5791266 188089
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"I made this tonight for my hubby, Valentines Day. I thought it was excellent!! My hubby is not a big fan of Balsamic so I added just a little more honey and he liked it. Very, very good!!"

jorpatabi User ID: 3582131 198669
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Very yummy and delicious! My 13 yr old and 17 yr old daughters made this for dinner tonight. It was very easy for them to do with little supervision. Will definitely have this again!"

Bakerj User ID: 4200567 184265
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"We really liked this. I didn't have any green onions so made carmelized onions--I think green onions would be better. I will make this again. Delicious!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 184264
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This was delicious and really easy. The only problem was the vinegar really creates a bad odor when you cook it, so make sure you can circulate the air after you make it."

[email protected] User ID: 7116340 127412
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"My husband and I LOVED it!"

jmcdermott User ID: 628673 198664
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"My husband thought this was "gourmet quality." They were delicious! Definitely making them again!"

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