Maple glazed pork chops cook in 10 minutes for a quick & easy weeknight dinner. Delicious with sweet potatoes, the sauce can be used as a marinade!
Prep Time:2 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:12 mins
¼ cup maple syrup
3/4 tsp cayenne
3/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
4 thick-cut boneless pork chops
Combine everything in a large bowl.
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.
Let the pork chops cook undisturbed for 6 minutes.
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.
Let the pork cook undisturbed for 4 minutes.
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.
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.