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Sticky Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

In this post I’ll be sharing a delicious Sticky Garlic Pork Chops Recipe made with just a few ingredients.

Y’all, these pork chops are so delicious and so easy to prepare. You’re gonna love this tasty recipe.

My inspiration for this recipe came when my husband showed me a video of Chef John, a YouTube sensation, and a pork chops recipe that he was preparing. I’m now a hug fan of Chef John!

After seeing the video I prepared a pork chop recipe that was similar and it turned out delicious and knew that I’d have to make it again to share with y’all.

The flavor of the sticky pork chops are wonderful.

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Asian Style sticky pork chops on a blue and white plate

“I like pork chops and country ham, creamed potatoes, stuff like that. Redeye gravy. It comes from ham, bacon, stuff like that. It’s the grease that you fry it in. I eat a lot of Jell-O. Fruit Jell-O.”

~Elvis Presley

I used bone in pork chops for this recipe because bones always lend more flavor but boneless will work fine too.

The delicious Asian style marinade infuses the pork chops with so much flavor and also becomes the tasty sauce for your meal.

Fluffy cooked rice and broccoli made the perfect sides to this pork chop dinner.

Did I mention that this recipe is perfect for two people…or four? Yep, it is!

Soy Sauce Pork Chops Marinade

Raw bone in pork

Start your amazing sticky pork chops recipe by placing the pork chops in a food storage bag or dish. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Soy Sauce Marinade

The sticky garlic marinade is the real star of the show and couldn’t be easier to prepare.

This marinade is a handy recipe to keep on hand because it could also be used with chicken or shrimp.

The marinade is made with soy sauce, a little ginger paste, brown sugar and a few cloves of minced garlic.

Just mix it up in a small bowl or a measuring cup (which is what I used) and pour it over the pork chops. Seal the bag and let them hand out for a bit.

Sticky Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

Searing sticky pork chops

Don’t those pork chops look gorgeous from the marinade? They are ready to sauté in a hot skillet.

A teaspoon of coconut oil or whatever cooking oil you have on hand will be plenty for the skillet.

I don’t recommend olive oil however because it has a strong flavor that may not go well with the Asian flavors of this recipe.

skillet sauté meat

Sear the pork chops on each side, about 4 minutes per side. If you have really thick chops then you may need another minute or two.

How to cook pork chops without drying them out? Pork chops are so lean that they can easily become dry if over cooked. 

I use my tongs, or use your finger if you can get a better feel, and press on the pork chop. It will feel firm when it is done. 

Today’s safe food standards only require that pork be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F.

There is one rule to follow with all meats. Allow it to rest a few minutes before slicing into it. 

The juices will redistribute and you’ll have a much better meal.

Reducing marinade in skillet

“I’m hungry now, Julia, and want to eat.” Yeah, I get it. I used to not follow the rest rule and served up plenty of pork and chicken that you needed a few glasses of water to wash down.

These days, I always let the meat rest and we always enjoy our supper.

Remove the pork chops from the skillet and set them aside. Transfer the remaining marinade into the skillet and simmer to reduce.

saucy chops in skillet

Once the marinade, which smells Ah-Mazing, has reduced then return to the pork chops back to the skillet to heat through.

Spoon some of that marinade over them while they heat up.

This will only take a minute or two then transfer the pork chops to a platter or your dinner plates and allow them to rest

Delicious sticky pork chops

Be sure to top the sticky garlic pork chops with a bit of your pan sauce. Don’t they look delicious?

These pork chops taste as good as they look. So juicy!


Sticky Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

Yield: 2 Pork Chops

Sticky Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

Sticky Garlic Pork Chops on a plate with broccoli and rice

Delicious sticky garlic pork chops made with just a few simple ingredients that are marinated then cooked to perfection.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 1/2 c Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. Ginger Paste
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar, packed
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced


  • 2 Bone In Pork Chops
  • Kosher Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil, for sautéing


  1. Prepare the marinade by combining all of the ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Place the pork chops in a food storage bag or small dish then season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the pork chops, seal the bag and allow to marinate for 1 hour.

Cooking the Sticky Garlic Pork Chops

  1. Heat a skillet over medium high. Once hot add the coconut oil.
  2. Remove the pork chops from the marinade removing any excess marinade before cooking. Reserve the leftover marinade in the cooking bag to use for a sauce later.
  3. Transfer the pork chops to the skillet and sauté on each side, about 4 minutes per side. (Adjust cooking time for really thick cut pork chops)
  4. Transfer the cooked pork chops to a plate and add the reserved marinade to the skillet.
  5. Bring the marinade to a simmer and reduce until thickened (about 6 minutes).
  6. Return the pork chops to the skillet and cook about 2 minutes more until heated through.
  7. Transfer the pork chops to a serving platter or dinner plates and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Be sure to put a little of the pan sauce on top of each pork chop.
  8. Serve with your favorite sides.


Tips for cooking the sticky garlic pork chops recipe: marinate, don't over cook and allow the meat to rest before serving. That's it!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 46g

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Monday 16th of November 2020

Mmmm! These look finger licking good for sure!

Julia Jordan

Monday 16th of November 2020

Thanks! They are yummy.

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