Asian Garlic Pork Chops

The best pan-fried Asian pork chop recipe!  Tender juicy pork chops cooked to perfection, then topped with garlicky butter soy sauce that’s both savory and sweet.

This recipe for Asian pork chops is a perfect meld of flavors to complete any dinner!

Super easy to make and served perfectly with a side of green salad or your rice of choice!

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

What are Asian Pork Chops?

Lightly breaded thin pork chops are pan-fried and cooked until golden brown, then it is topped with a delicious sauce made from garlic, butter, soy sauce, and monkfruit erythritol blend.

Enjoy with a side of veggies, white, cauliflower, or brown rice.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make Asian pork chops?

Pork Chops

  • Boneless Pork Top Loin – boneless pork loin about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Salt – table salt or sea salt.
  • Black Pepper – fresh or pre-ground.
  • Almond Flour – a low carb option, almond flour can be found in most supermarkets. You can also use regular all purpose flour.
  • Neutral Cooking Oil – high temp neutral cooking oil such as vegetable oil, safflower oil, grapeseed oil.
  • Green Onion – thinly sliced used for garnish.

Optional 

  • Brine (optional) – brining pork is not neccessary but will make the meat more tender, flavorful and juicy.

Sauce

  • Garlic – grated using a hand grater or cheese grater.
  • Japanese Sake – use Japanese cooking sake which is fairly inexpensive and can be found in most Asian supermarkets.
  • Sweetener -to keep this recipe sugar-free, we use a monkfruit erythritol blend.  It is low carb, keto friendly and has 0 calories.  Feel free to use your preferred sweetener or regular cane sugar.
  • Soy Sauce – low sodium is preferred.  For gluten free you can use tamari or coconut aminos.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted melted better.

Heat large Teflon frying pan with neutral cooking oil on high. Carefully add pork chops and cover.  Cook until golden brown, should take around 1-4 minutes (time will vary with thickness). Once golden, flip, cover and cook for another 1-4 minutes until done or internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Once pork is done, and add garlic soy sauce mix and cook for an additional 15-30 seconds. Transfer to serving plate and top with green onions.  Drizzle leftover sauce on top.

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

What kind of pork chops should I use for this recipe?

I recommend using top loin boneless thin pork chops that are no more than 1/2 inch thick.  You can usually find these easily at most supermarkets.

What is the secret to making tender pork chops?

The secret to making tender pork chops is brining.  Although not necessary, brining will add moisture to the meat making it juicier, more flavorful and tender.

What veggies go with pork?

This Asian pork recipe is very versatile and can be accompanied with many types of veggies including:

  • Broccoli
  • Red peppers
  • Fresh cabbage salad
  • Zucchinni
  • Side Salad

What is the nutrition information for this recipe for Asian pork chops?

  • 361 Calories
  • 3g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 39g Protein
  • 21g Fat
  • 129mg Cholesterol
  • 620mg Sodium
  • 673mg Potassium
  • 44mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 242ui Vitamin A
  • 2mg Vitamin C

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

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  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Brine Time (optional) 1H
  • Cook Time 4M
  • Total Time 9M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~2g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Pork Chops

  • 3/4 lbs Boneless Pork Top Loin
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour (can sub with regular flour)
  • 1 tsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Brine

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt (optional brine)

Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) This step is optional, but we highly recommend it to get a super juicy pork.  In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of salt and pork chops.  Brine for 1 hour.   Note – be careful not to over brine, otherwise it will become too salty.

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3) Thinly cut green onions and set aside.

4) Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into mixing bowl.

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5) 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.

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6) Pat pork dry with paper towel.  Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle 1 tbsp of Almond Flour and lightly coat.  Flip and repeat the process.  Note – if you did the brine, omit salt.

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7) Heat large Teflon 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).

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8)  Once golden, flip, cover and cook for another 1 – 4 minutes until done (internal temp should be at least 145F).  Once pork is done, and add garlic soy sauce mix and cook for an additional 15-30 seconds.

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9) Transfer to serving plate and top with green onions.  Drizzle any leftover sauce on top.

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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 Garlic Pork Chops

The best pan-fried Asian pork chop recipe! Tender juicy pork chops cooked to perfection, then topped with garlicky butter soy sauce that’s both savory and sweet.
5 from 12 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Asian pork chops, Asian pork recipe, recipe for Asian pork chops, soy sauce pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 361kcal

Ingredients

Pork Chops

  • 3/4 lbs Pork Boneless Top Loin
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour can sub with regular flour
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tsp Neutral Cooking Oil

Brine

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt optional brine

Sauce

  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1/2 tsp Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • This step is optional, but we highly recommend it to get a super juicy pork. In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of salt and pork chops. Brine for 1 hour. Note - be careful not to over brine, otherwise it will become too salty.
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  • Thinly cut green onions and set aside.
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  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into mixing bowl.
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  • 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.
    Keto Low Carb Asian Pork Chops Recipe (33)
  • Pat pork dry with paper towel. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of Almond Flour and lightly coat. Flip and repeat the process. Note - if you did the brine, omit salt.
    Keto Low Carb Asian Pork Chops Recipe (17)
  • Heat large Teflon 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).
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  • Once golden, flip, cover and cook for another 1 - 4 minutes until done (internal temp should be at least 145F).  Once pork is done, and add garlic soy sauce mix and cook for an additional 15-30 seconds.
    Keto Low Carb Asian Pork Chops Recipe (21)
  • Transfer to serving plate and top with green onions. Drizzle any leftover sauce on top.
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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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