Honey Garlic Pork Chops – A Healthy Recipe For Summer
Honey Garlic Pork Chops is the perfect example of healthy cooking. These tender oven-cooked Honey Garlic Pork Chops can be made to satisfy every taste palette. Its mouthwatering spicy sauce has the allure to make a meal complete.
Serve with roasted vegetables as a healthy side dish for a memorable weeknight dinner!
It is typically prepared with pork, but I have seen it served with chicken and turkey as well. The key to its popularity is its ability to maintain its tenderness even when cooked in the most intense oven conditions. The result is that you get a delicious and nutritious meal in one; healthy ingredients in one, yet still chewy and tasty. Honey Garlic Pork Chops is a classic example of how adding healthy flavor to a favorite meat helps to preserve the natural flavor and nutrient value of that meat. Not only is the delicious taste of Honey Garlic Pork Chops a healthy twist on your favorite pork chop, but it’s also good for you.
To prepare this delectable dish, all you need is about three minutes and some time to invest at the grocery store. That’s it – the easiest, yet most delicious way to prepare some of my favorite pork chops. You can use a microwave safe bowl, a baking sheet or an aluminum foil pan to cook your Honey Garlic Pork Chops in. I find that using the foil pan is the most convenient and least messy method.
First, decide whether you want to use canned or fresh ingredients. I prefer to use canned as they retain more of their crispiness and don’t overcook. Fresh ingredients are much quicker, but take longer to cook. Be sure to check the meat to make sure it doesn’t have pink or yellow tint to it when it’s cooked.
If you’re going to cook it in the oven, I recommend doing it in a oven that has a timer. For me, this is usually a timer with a 10 minute pre-heat so that the honey won’t boil over. In addition, I usually add about a cup of apple juice to the pre-heated oven cavity. Other options for cooking include rice or other grains with soy sauce, or using brown sugar in place of the apple juice.
When the Honey Garlic Pork Chops is nearly cooked, I place it in the pre-heated oven again
I usually bake it in the oven for about one hour, checking it after about five minutes to watch it. I’ve found that this method helps give the pork chops a nice brown color, which helps me ensure they’re nice and crispy, but also helps them retain their flavor.
If you try this recipe on your instagram account, I encourage you to pin the picture to remind yourself not to overcook it. The recipe for Honey Garlic Pork Chops also makes room for you to experiment with your own ingredients, such as mixing in other items like soy sauce, vinegar, apple juice, cheddar cheese, etc. If you don’t care for some of the ingredients I suggested, of course you can just leave them out. It is my goal though, that you at least try these few ideas and alter them as you see fit.
In order to preserve the freshness of the Honey Garlic Pork Chops recipe, I suggest putting the pan in the refrigerator right away. I try to make sure I put it in the refrigerator within an hour of cooking. If not, I go back and do it. I also prefer using a pan made from heavy aluminum as opposed to a glass one, since I find it easier to use when baking. For this reason, I highly recommend organic nama sake, as opposed to lemon or another type of water-based cleaner. Organic nama sake is much more beneficial to our health and to the environment, so why wouldn’t we want to use it in our cooking?