Pineapple pork chops are a breeze to make and unbelievably delicious. The seasoned pork chops are first seared then cooked in a simple sauce made of pineapples, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. The pineapples become caramelized and the chops are super tender. You'll LOVE it!

These tasty pork chops are best served with a side of rice and some sautéed bok choy or garlic butter snap peas. And if you love easy pork recipes, also check out our pineapple pork stir fry recipe!

Pineapple Pork Chops in a frying pan.

Pineapple pork chops

In just 25-minutes, your dinner dreams can come true. In this recipe you'll find heaps of deliciously sweet and caramelized pineapple smothered over tender, juicy pork chops. It's a tried and true family-friendly recipe that's a staple around here. When you need to get a meal that everyone will love on the table quickly, this is your recipe!

How to cook pork chops with pineapple

This is a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for a weeknight meal. Here's how you'll make it:

  1. Season and sear the pork chops.
  2. After you put the pork chops into the pan, mix the pineapple tidbits with honey, soy sauce, and garlic.
  3. Now all that you have to do is pour the pineapple sauce over the chops and let it bubble away until the chops are cooked.

And just like that, dinner is ready!

Full recipe in the recipe card below.

Variations to try

  • Dice the pork chops to make pineapple pork chop bites.
  • Use fresh pineapple – and add ½ cup of pineapple juice.
  • Add sautéed chunks of bell peppers, broccoli, red onions with the pineapple.

What to serve with these pork chops

This is a dinner that almost demands being served with rice. Both basmati rice or cauliflower rice make great choices. And here are a few veggie side dishes that go well with this recipe:

Pineapple Pork Chops in a skillet.
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Pineapple Pork Chops in a skillet.

Pineapple Pork Chops

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Pineapple pork chops are a breeze to make and unbelievably delicious. The seasoned pork chops are first seared then cooked in a simple sauce made of pineapples, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. The pineapples become caramelized and the chops are super tender. 

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: garlic powder and onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 400 ml can of unsweetened pineapple tidbits (juice and fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free or coco aminos, as needed)
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Minced cilantro, to serve

Instructions

  1. Season the pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear for 4-5 minutes, or until golden on one side. 
  3. While the chops are searing, add the pineapple tidbits, honey, soy sauce, and garlic to a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Flip the chops over then pour the pineapple sauce into the pan. Continue to cook the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit and the pineapple sauce has reduced and thickened a little, about 10 minutes. If the pineapple sauce is getting too thick, add a splash of water. 
  5. Serve the pineapple pork chops with a little cilantro over the top. 

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