Orange-Honey-Thyme Pork Chops + 5 More Pork Chop Recipes to Love

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I love dishes that can be made for weeknight dinners and special occasions both. Pork chop recipes do just that.

Pork chops are affordable and versatile. They’re lean, low in fat, and packed with nutrients. Bone-in pork chops are a great way to get a full meal on a dime, and you can opt for the healthier “pork rib chops” cut that doesn’t have the tenderloin attached.

Read on to find my Orange-Honey-Thyme Pork Chops recipe. I love making this dish because you marinate your pork chops in a delicious orange-honey-thyme sauce that’s light and just sweet enough. You can even marinate it ahead of time and grill or sauté them when you get home for a quick fix.

I’ve also shared my favorite pork chop recipes from around the web. Let me know how you and your family loved these easy meals in the comments below!

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    1. Orange-Honey-Thyme Pork Chop Recipe

    This pork chop recipe might have a long list of ingredients, but don’t let that scare you off! I’m sure you, like me, have most of these in your pantry or refrigerator already.

    While these delicious pork chops, marinated in my favorite orange-honey-thyme sauce, are cooking, make some potatoes and snap peas to go with.

    Serves 4


    • 3 Tablespoons honey
    • Juice of a large orange
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
    • 4 pork chops

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    1. Whisk to combine the honey, orange juice, olive oil, onion powder, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl. Stir in fresh thyme leaves.

    2. Marinate the pork chops in the orange-honey-thyme sauce for at least 30 minutes at room temperature. Remember, if marinating for more than 2 hours to place them in the refrigerator.

    3. Grill or pan fry the pork chops until cooked through.

    4. To serve start with a layer of potatoes, add a layer of snap peas and place pork chop on top.

    Other great ideas:

    • Replace the potatoes with sauteed zucchini and squash.
    • Top with a slice of orange and thyme for that extra little touch.
  • 2. One-Pan Parmesan Pork Chops Recipe

    Bake up juicy pork chops, potatoes, and veggies are all dressed up with Parmesan, garlic, and thyme in this easy recipe. Did I mention everything gets baked in one pan so there’s less clean up for you to deal with in the end? Win-win!

  • 3. Creamy Cajun Pork Chops

    If the thought of creamy sauce flavored with classic Cajun seasoning gets your tummy rumbling, this recipe’s for you. Smoked paprika gives these pork chops a “hot off the grill” taste, while sautéed onions and cremini mushrooms round out this hearty meal.

  • 4. Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

    Why not smother your pork chops in bell pepper gravy? These golden-brown chops are fried in a tangy breading featuring cayenne and lemon pepper, then topped with a heaping portion of green, red, and yellow bell peppers. Yum!

  • 5. Sweet & Sour Pork Chops

    You may think the winning feature of this pork chop recipe is that delicious sweet and sour glaze, but I’m telling you it’s the fact that these only take 20 minutes to make! Of course, that honey, garlic, and red pepper sweet and sour glaze really does make you want to go back for seconds…

  • 6. Marinated Baked Pork Chops

    If you’re looking for classic flavors to go with your pork chops, try this Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar glaze. Baste these chops up, then let ‘em bake and enjoy!

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