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Maple Glazed Pork Chops

Plate of glazed pork chops topped with chopped green onions. Text overlay says, "Savory Maple Glazed Pork Chops".

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Maple glazed pork chops are a perfect weeknight meal! Ready in 10 minutes, healthy, and a crowd favorite. Pair with Instant Pot mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables!


  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ tsp cayenne 
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 thick-cut boneless pork chops


  1. Combine everything in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat a cast iron skillet (I have this 12” skillet) or a heavy bottom pan to medium heat. When a drop of water sizzles on the skillet, place the pork chops and the sauce into the skillet in a single layer.
  3. Let the pork chops cook undisturbed for 6 minutes.
  4. Carefully flip each pork chop over, swirl around in the glaze, and re-arrange as necessary so that they’re cooking evenly on all the edges.
  5. Let the pork cook undisturbed for 4 minutes.
  6. Using an instant digital thermometer, test the smallest pork chop for doneness (145F). If the pork chops are done, remove the pan from the stove and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  7. If the pork chops are not done, swirl in the glaze again and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145F.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • This recipe is PERFECT for the freezer. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a gallon-size plastic bag (or your choice of a freezer-safe container), remove all of the air, label, and freeze. When you want to make dinner, pull the bag out the night before and let it thaw in the fridge.
    • To cook, dump everything into the skillet and follow the rest of the recipe as written!