A topdown view of a honey garlic pork chop on a white plate.

Quick Honey Garlic Pork Chops

This is a 25-minute recipe for honey garlic pork chops that's both delicious and simple. It only takes 5 simple steps and is mostly (if not all) pantry staples, so you won't need to take an expensive shopping trip. Grab your skillet and let's get started!


  • 4 bone-in or boneless pork chops (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • ⅓ cup pure honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • For garnish, chopped cilantro or parsley


Raw pork chops in a bowl.

Step 1

Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and set aside for 10 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Pork chops sautéing in a skillet.

Step 2

Add the pork chops to the skillet and sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Remove and set aside on a plate.

Minced garlic getting cooked in an iron skillet.

Step 3

In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the minced garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant, being careful not to burn. Add the honey, soy sauce and vinegar then stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it slightly thickens.

Pork chops sautéing in a honey garlic sauce in an iron skillet.

Step 4

Return the pork chops to the skillet, and spoon the sauce over them. Let the pork chops cook in the sauce for another 1-2 minutes, turning to coat them evenly with the honey garlic glaze.

A garnished honey garlic pork chop on a white plate.

Step 5

Transfer the pork chops to a plate and drizzle over the honey sauce. Garnish with chopped herbs and serve. 

Honey garlic pork chops resting in an iron skillet.

Bonus Tips

  1. Always use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They should reach 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption. Bone-in pork chops may take longer to cook. 
  2. Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring they remain juicy and tender.
  3. Be careful not to burn the garlic when sautéing, as burnt garlic can impart a bitter taste to the sauce.
  4. Make sure your honey is pure. Imported grocery store is often pumped with high fructose corn syrups and artificial sweeteners, so either shop with a trusted online brand or buy from a local honey seller.

Leave Your Two Cents Below!

Once you've tried it, make sure to rate the recipe and leave a comment below. We hope that helped! Oh, and if you need some pure honey, make sure to check out our Grade A clover honey.

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