Honey Soy Pork Chops

You just need five ingredients to create these sweet and savory Honey Soy Pork Chops. And, they’ll be ready in less than 20 minutes!

honey soy pork chops on a white platter topped with green onions.

The combination of sweet and savory is a classic one. It’s common in sweets and desserts, such as chocolate covered pretzels or salty caramel sauce. It can also be used in savory recipes.

For this recipe, honey and soy sauce come together to create the sweet and savory combination in Honey Soy Pork Chops. They’re easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but also impressive enough for entertaining. I have a friend who makes these frequently for guests, to rave reviews!

The recipe is simple: grill the pork chops, and while they are cooking, make the glaze. You’ll have a delicious main dish in less than 20 minutes!

Love pork chops? Don’t miss my Pork Chop Casserole or my Pork Chops and Rice—they both make a hearty dinner that’s perfect for a chilly day.

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Ingredients for Honey Soy Pork Chops

  • I like bone-in pork chops for this recipe. You could also use boneless pork chops.
  • Honey adds sweetness.
  • Soy sauce adds a savory, umami quality to the glaze.
  • Lime juice lends a touch of tartness.
  • Ground coriander has notes of citrus, which complements the sweetness from the honey and the richness of the soy sauce.
a glazed pork chop with honey and soy, and a summer vegetable salad on a white plate with a blue rim.

Tips for shopping for pork chops

When I’m shopping for pork chops, I usually choose a bone-in, thin-cut chop. The bones add more flavor to the finished product, and the thin-cut selection makes it easier to cook.

If I were cooking with a very large (1½-inch thick, for example) pork chop, I would grill it over high heat first, then finish cooking it over indirect heat on the grill.

With thin-cut pork chops (which are about ¾ of an inch thick), I can just grill it on both sides and be done. It minimizes the risk of it drying out, too, since the cooking time is shorter.

Making the glaze

There are all sorts of techniques for glazing pork chops out there. A popular one is to brush the pork chops with the glaze near the end of the cooking time.

I happen to think that creates a massive mess of the grill or grill pan (here’s the one I use). Who wants to clean a sticky glaze off a hot grill, or worse, scrub it off a cold grill? Not me.

So I opt to cook them separately, boiling the glaze until it thickens. After the pork chops are finished cooking, place them on a serving platter and then drizzle them with the glaze. This makes a nicer presentation, too!

honey soy pork chops on a white platter with fresh vegetables in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of lime juice?

If you’re out of limes, you could substitute red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or balsamic vinegar.

What can I substitute for coriander?

You can just leave it out. It adds a slight citrusy flavor, but it doesn’t have a comparable substitute.

How long do pork chops keep in the refrigerator?

Cooked pork chops can be kept for 3–4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I substitute agave for honey?

Yes! Substitute an equal amount of agave nectar for honey.

Serving suggestions

Honey Soy Pork Chops are great for a summer meal. I like sprinkling them with sliced green onions for some color.

For the side, how about fresh corn on the cob? This recipe for Corn on the Cob with Herbed Compound Butter is my favorite way to serve it.

While the grill is on, you can make some Grilled Asparagus. For something heartier, Grandma’s German Potato Salad is also be really delicious on the side.

For something lighter, try this Asian Cabbage Salad, which pairs so nicely with the soy sauce in the pork chop glaze.

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📖 Recipe

honey soy pork chops on a white platter

Grilled Pork Chops with Honey Soy Glaze

Published by Kate
You just need 5 ingredients to create these easy pork chops that your guests will love!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 thin-cut bone-in pork chops
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • For garnish: chopped green onions (dark green parts only)

Instructions
 

Outdoors:

  • Heat the grill to medium high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Grill the pork chops for 2–3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Remove and place on a serving platter.
  • While the pork chops are cooking, place the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, and coriander in a small skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then continue cooking until the sauce comes to a maple syrup-like consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and drizzle over the pork chops. If desired, garnish with green onions.

Indoors:

  • Heat an indoor grill pan over medium high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Grill the pork chops for 3–4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Remove and place on a serving platter.
  • While the pork chops are cooking, place the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, and coriander in a small skillet over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then continue cooking until the sauce comes to a maple syrup-like consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and drizzle over the pork chops. If desired, garnish with green onions.

Notes

Why wait until the end for the glaze? If you brush the pork chops with the glaze during cooking, it’ll make a mess of your grill. That’s why I prefer to add the glaze at the end. Easier clean-up and tastes just the same!
If you’re out of limes or lime juice, you can substitute red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or even balsamic vinegar instead.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the recipeCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 517mgFiber: 0gSugar: 18g
Keyword glazed pork chops, honey soy pork chops
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