Hawaiian Pork Chops

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2 tbsp Vegetable oil divided
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 ½ lbs Pork chops thin
½ cup Soy sauce low sodium
¼ cup Ketchup
¼ cup Brown sugar light
1 15-oz can Pineapple slices, including the liquid, divided
3 cloves Garlic minced
1 tsp Fresh ginger minced
1 tsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Water
For garnish, if desired:
Parsley chopped

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Hawaiian Pork Chops


A quick and easy recipe for Hawaiian Pork Chops, it’s sweet, tangy, and one of my absolute favorites. Not only are these pork chops flavorful, juicy, and delicious, but they are fun and fancy too. Great for a last-minute meal when friends drop in unexpectedly. 

This recipe calls for thin boneless pork chops that are perfect for pan-searing. They cook evenly and fast, so make sure not to overcook them. To start, season the pork chops with salt and black pepper and sear them in a hot skillet for two minutes per side. Remove the pork chops from the skillet and set aside. Now, make the sauce. Whisk together the soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and pineapple juice. Sauté the garlic and ginger in the same skillet, then pour in the sauce and simmer for about 2 minutes. Then add in the pork chops. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water and pour the mixture into the skillet. Finally, add the pineapple slices and simmer until the sauce is glossy and quite thick and the pork chops are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Indulge in these juicy pork chops that will pair perfectly with white steamed rice and a big leafy salad.

To make the Hawaiian Pork Chops, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Hawaiian Pork Chops


Sear pork chops


In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and black pepper. Add the pork chops to the hot skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side until nice and browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.


Make sauce


In a large measuring cup, whisk together ½ cup low sodium soy sauce, ¼ cup ketchup, ¼ cup light brown sugar and pineapple juice (reserve the pineapple slices for later). Set aside.


Sauté garlic and ginger


Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the same skillet. Add in 3 minced cloves garlic and 1 teaspoon minced ginger. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.


Add sauce


Pour in the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes.


Add pork chops


Add the pork chops back to the skillet.


Dissolve cornstarch


In a small bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water until smooth.


Pour in cornstarch mixture


Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture to the skillet and stir.


Add pineapple slices


Add in the reserved pineapple slices and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the sauce is glossy and thickened and the pork reaches 145 °F.



Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Indulge in these delicious Hawaiian Pork Chops that pair perfectly with white steamed rice and a salad. Bright, flavorful, and easy! Give this recipe a go and remember to tag us in your food photos on Instagram @cookmerecipes.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Fresh and fruity pork chops! Perfectly!

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