Juicy, succulent brown sugar glazed pork chops are perfect for a delicious and satisfying family dinner. Tender and juicy bone-in pork chops are smothered in a tasty marinade and cooked to perfection. These irresistible brown sugar glazed pork chops come together easily and cook up in 30 minutes or less!
Baking pork chops in the oven is one of the best methods for a fast and easy meal. As the pork chops cook, the rest of your meal can be prepared. The GoodCook® Everyday Sauté Pan is the best pan for cooking up this moist and tender pork. It features a silicone lacquer exterior, an easy clean nonstick interior and a flame guard bakelite handle.
They are tender, moist, succulent and perfectly delicious tender morsels of pork and that brown sugar sauce? Divine!
Steps to cook brown sugar glazed pork chops
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large GoodCook® Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
- Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Add the garlic, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove the garlic from the heat and add it to an oven-safe baking dish.
- In warm skillet, add brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme and basil until well combined. Pour over the pork chops.
- Roast the pork chops until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 145°F, about 20-30 minutes.
- Garnish with thyme and serve immediately.
What kind of pork should I buy for this recipe?
Bone-in pork chops are fattier than chops without the bone, so your meal will be more flavorful and stay a little juicier with bone-in pork. Look for bone-in rib chops, center cut rib chops, or pork rib chops.
What Temperature Should Pork Chops be Cooked To?
The internal temperature of cooked pork should be 145 °F to be considered safe to eat. Use a GoodCook® Digital Thermometer to measure the internal temperature for doneness. Simply unfold the thermometer to turn it on. Insert the tip in multiple spots on the pork to check for doneness. In just 3 seconds you’ll have an accurate reading. The GoodCook® Digital Thermometer is washable and is NSF certified for accuracy. It also quickly and easily switches from °F to °C.
Tips & Tricks for Baking Pork Chops
- Bring the pork to room temperature before cooking, about 30 minutes to an hour, on the counter. Room temperature pork cooks more evenly and quickly.
- Season the pork chops liberally before cooking.
- Sear the pork chops first. This produces a browning and creates a flavorful crusty outside that seals in the juices and keeps your chops tender.
- Use a high-quality digital thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the pork. We love the GoodCook® Digital Thermometer.
- Let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes before serving. The meat will reabsorb the juices that migrate towards the outside of the pork during cooking. Pork chops that don’t rest will lose valuable juices when cut.
What to serve with pork chops
- Mashed Potatoes or cheesy potatoes
- Rice Pilaf
- Any type of pasta
- Crusty bread
- Roasted Broccoli or roasted asparagus
- Kale salad
- Sautéed greens
Get a hearty, flavorful meal on the table with the GoodCook® line of cookware and kitchen accessories. The GoodCook® Everyday Sauté Pan is perfect for cooking up these tasty pork chops. With a non-stick interior and a bakelite handle, this is the best pan we’ve found for getting dinner cooked perfectly. When the pork is done, use a GoodCook® Digital Thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the pork. Are you ready to make a pan of delicious savory and sweet bone-in pork chops?
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Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops
Tender and juicy bone-in pork chops are smothered in a delicious marinade and cooked to perfection.
- 4 thick cut bone-in pork chops
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, optional
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pork chops, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and add to oven-safe baking dish.
In warm skillet add brown sugar, honey, oregano, thyme and basil until well combined. Pour over pork chops.
Place pork chops into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 20-30minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with thyme, if desired.