Asian Pork Chops

Come try my Asian Pork Chops recipe, a Japanese-inspired delight that’s both simple and flavorful! These tender pork chops are skillfully pan-fried to a beautiful golden brown and generously coated with my savory buttery garlic sauce infused with delightful Asian flavors. Get ready to enjoy a quick, convenient, and utterly mouthwatering meal with my Asian Pork Chops!

Pan fried Asian style garlic pork chops topped with green onions served on a wooden plank, top down shot.

 

Why I Love This Recipe

These Asian Pork Chops hold a special place in my heart because they embody the essence of effortless yet delicious cooking! This Japanese-inspired dish features boneless pork loin as the star, cooked to perfection and then I bathed the pork chops in a luscious buttery garlic sauce with hints of Japanese sake and soy sauce. The result is a blend of savory and subtly sweet flavors that I promise can satisfy any palate!

It provides a quick, no-fuss dinner option that’s sure to become a favorite. Plus, if you’ve enjoyed my Japanese Ginger Pork and Japanese Pork Stir Fry recipes, you’ll appreciate how this one follows the same approach, elevating your pork chops to a new level of flavor without any extra prep work!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Boneless Pork Top Loin – boneless pork loin.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Flour  all purpose flour. Use Almond Flour for a low carb recipe.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
  • Garlic– freshly grated garlic.
  • Japanese Sake – typically will come in a large bottle labeled junmai sake. Can also substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine, found at local grocery stores or Asian markets. 
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.

🥓 Pork Chop Ingredient Note

For the best results, opt for top loin boneless thin pork chops that are no more than 1/2 inch thick, readily available at most supermarkets.

Pan fried Asian style garlic pork chops topped with green onions served on a wooden plank.

Directions

🍖 Brining Pro Tip

To achieve Juicy Pork Chops, take the extra step to brine them in a solution of 2 Cups of Water with 2 Tablespoons of Salt for 30-45 Minutes. However, it’s crucial to avoid over-brining, as this can result in overly salty and mushy pork. If you decide to use brining, remember not to add extra salt when seasoning the pork chops.

Step 1 Combine grated garlic, Japanese sake, sweetener, soy sauce, and melted butter to create the sauce.

Japanese style pork stir fry sauce in a bowl.

Step 2 Season boneless pork top loin chops with salt and pepper, lightly coat with flour.

🧂 Seasoning Pro Tip

If you’re seeking to add some heat to your dish, consider sprinkling a bit of Cayenne Pepper or Ground Red Pepper.

Step 3 Add oil in a pan and fry until they turn golden brown on both sides.

Pork chops fried in a pan.

⏲️ Cooking Time Pro Tip

Note that cooking times can vary significantly depending on their thickness. To ensure perfect results, it’s best to use a thermometer to check for the target temperature.

💡 Juicy Pork Chop Pro Tip

For juicy and tender pork chops, it’s important not to overcook them. Stop cooking once the temperature reaches 145°F. It’s worth noting that a slight pinkish hue in the center is entirely safe at this temperature, so there’s no need for concern.

Step 4 Add the prepared sauce to the pan and cook for 15-30 seconds.

Pork chops fried in a pan with sauce.

Step 5 Transfer the cooked chops to a serving plate, garnish with sliced green onions, and drizzle the remaining sauce over them.

Asian pork chops served on a plate.

Paring Recommendations

Serve your Asian Pork Chops with rice to soak up the delicious sauce. Japanese Chicken Soup complements the hearty sauce well. Stir Fry Green Beans make a vibrant side dish, while Sparkling Yuzu Lemon Water refreshes the palate. Together, they create a satisfying dining experience.

Pan fried Asian style garlic pork chops topped with green onions served on a wooden plank being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does coating the pork chops with flour do?

Coating the pork chops with flour serves a dual purpose. It creates a golden brown crust when pan-fried, adding texture and sealing in juices for tenderness. Additionally, it provides a base for the flavorful buttery garlic sauce to absorb into, enhancing the overall taste.

Can I freeze the cooked pork chops?

Yes, you can freeze them for longer storage. Wrap them well and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will stay fresh for 5-7 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat in the microwave.

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Pan fried Asian style garlic pork chops topped with green onions served on a wooden plank with garlic soy sauce being poured over.

Asian Pork Chops

Delight in the mouthwatering flavors of Asian pork chops with this straightforward recipe that's a breeze to make.
4.88 from 16 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Asian pork chop recipes, Asian pork chops, Asian style pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 361kcal

Ingredients

Pork Chops

Sauce

  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake can substitute with dry sherry wine or Chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 tsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Asian pork chops on the counter top.
  • Thinly cut green onions and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into mixing bowl.
    Grated ginger in a bowl.
  • Melt butter in a microwaved (about ~30 seconds) and then add into the mixing bowl. Combine with Soy Sauce, Japanese sake, sweetener, mix well and set aside.
    Japanese style pork stir fry sauce in a bowl.
  • Pat pork dry with paper towel. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour and lightly coat. Flip and repeat the process.
    Japanese style pork stir fry sauce in a bowl.
  • Heat large frying pan with neutral cooking oil on high. Once the oil starts to smoke, reduce heat to medium and carefully add pork chops. Cover and cook until golden brown, should take around 1-4 minutes (time will vary with thickness).
    Pork chops fried in a pan.
  • Once golden, flip, cover and cook for another 1-4 minutes until internal temp reaches 145F. Once pork is done, and add garlic soy sauce mix and cook for an additional 15-30 seconds.
    Pork chops fried in a pan with sauce.
  • Transfer to serving plate and top with green onions. Drizzle any leftover sauce on top.
    Asian pork chops served on a plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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