Teriyaki Pork Chops

These teriyaki pork chops are a quick and easy weekday meal. The sweet and salty marinade and sauce will have you coming back for more. Cooks in less than 30 minutes it is perfect for those on the go. 

I do enjoy a quick and easy meal that uses minimal pots and pans. Loving to cook is one thing but sometimes the clean up can be a nightmare. For that reason alone I love this recipe. All you need is a saucepan, mixing bowl, and a sheet pan. This meal is a great weekday recipe and also perfect for meal prep. Pair it with some sesame broccolini and rice and you have a meal ready in less than 30 minutes. 

In this recipe

One of the best parts of this recipe is that almost all of the ingredients will probably already be in your kitchen. This makes meal prep very easy. 

Pork chops: you will want a nice thick piece with the bone in if possible. 

Teriyaki sauce: the one that I use has sesame seeds already in it so I don’t need to add any additional. You will want a sauce that is viscous and not as thin as soy sauce.

Ginger: the powder is great for this recipe however if you have fresh ginger then double the amount of it to really get that ginger flavor. 

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Choosing a good pork chop

When choosing pork chops for this recipe it is good to get bone-in that are at least an inch thick. Also bone in cuts of meat will have more fat on them which allows the pork chop to stay nice, tender, and flavorful. Thinner pork chops will work as well but it is important to make sure and reduce the cook time. If you happen to forget then you will end up with a very tasty hockey puck. A good rule of thumb is to cut the cooking time in half and then test the temperature. 

Teriyaki marinade in a metal mixing bowl
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Pork chops marinating in a plastic bag
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Uncooked pork chops on a sheet pan
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Cooked pork chops on a sheet pan
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Let teriyaki pork chops marinate

One of the best parts is that the marinade does all the work. If you are pressed for time you can make the marinade before heading out for the day and let it do its thing all day in the fridge and then when you are ready to cook just pop them in the oven. By the time the glaze is ready so will be the pork chops. 

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Not too salty

One of the challenges that can arise with pork is how naturally salty the meat is. I prefer to use a low sodium version of teriyaki sauce if I can. It is always easier to add more last. Additionally the brown sugar is added to the sauce to help reduce the saltiness of the marinade. This is equally as important when reducing the marinade down to a sauce. With the lack of water the saltiness will be increased.  Taste the sauce to make sure it isn’t too salty and add an additional tablespoon of brown sugar if necessary. 

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Teriyaki Pork Chops

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Pork chops marinated in a teriyaki sauce,
4.77 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 287 kcal

Equipment

  • Sheet pan lined with foil for less clean up
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 pork chops 1 inch thick
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon green onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl combine the teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, green onion, and pepper. Mix and add the pork chops coating them in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, 190°C or gas mark 5.
  • Place the pork chops on the sheet pan, cook for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F or 63°C.

Make a glaze (optional)

  • In a saucepan over medium high heat bring the marinade to a boil and let the sauce reduce by half. Serve this over the pork chop.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 32gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 2046mgPotassium: 660mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 29IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer*
Keyword Meal Prep, Pork Chop, Teriyaki, Weekday Meals
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11 thoughts on “Teriyaki Pork Chops”

  1. I made these teriyaki pork chops and they are definitely a keeper! The marinade added such a wonderful sweet and salty flavor to the chops, and they cook up so quickly – perfect for a busy weekday meal. I can see myself making these again and again!!

  2. The teriyaki sauce and ginger in this delicious pork chop recipe are making my taste buds tingle. Can’t wait to make this delicious dish!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my, this pork chop marinated in teriyaki sauce looks amazingly delicious and is very yummy! It’s like a masterpiece! An instant favorite especially for meat lovers people!

  4. 5 stars
    These pork chops balance sweet, savory, and tangy flavors so well while also tasting incredibly juicy and tender. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    I am loving the flavors in the marinade for this recipe! 🙂 I bet these are absolutely delicious and flavorful. Looks like a must-add for my weekly dinner plan.

  6. 5 stars
    The combination of juicy pork chops marinated in a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce creates a perfect flavor that’s both hearty and delightful.

  7. 5 stars
    I served these teriyaki pork chops with jasmine rice and kimchi and my family loved the Asian flair. I usually stick with traditional recipes, but this was a much-needed change of pace (and taste).

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