Korean Pork Chops

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4.66 from 208 votes
Korean Pork Chops are one of my favorite easy pork chop recipes. This baked boneless pork chop recipe has incredible flavor that's ready in 30 minutes.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

It is sometimes hard to make something as boring as a pork chop exciting and different but these Korean Pork Chops offer an explosion of flavor that will make you love boneless pork chops again!

Korean Pork Chops on a white plate and green napkin.

Korean dishes have taken the world by storm due to their fantastic and spicy flavor combinations that make dishes come alive. This easy baked pork chop recipe is quick to make and will reinvent the pork chop in your household.

Why This Korean Pork Chops Works

The star of this dish is the amazing marinade that you make for this easy pork chop dish.   It really is one of the best pork chop marinades I have ever tasted.  Make the marinade in advance and get a head start on your meal preparation. The Asian flavors of fresh ginger and sweet chili sauce will really wake up your taste buds.

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How to Make the Korean Pork Chops- Step by Step

  • First Step: In a medium size bowl prepare the marinade by adding the garlic to the bowl.(Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Add your favorite soy sauce to the bowl with the garlic.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Grate the fresh ginger into the bowl.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Add the honey, sesame oil and sweet chili sauce to the bowl and whisk until all the ingredients are combined.  (Photo 4 below)

Korean Pork Chops steps.  garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger, sesame oil and sweet chil sauce in clear bowls.

  • Step Five:  . Place pork chops in a shallow baking dish (Photo 5 below)
  • Step Six: Pour one half of the marinade over the pork chops and allow to sit for 10 minutes.  (Photo 6 below)
  • Step Seven: Heat olive oil on medium high heat. Add pork chops to pan discard the marinade. Cook on the 1st side for 6 minutes. Turn over and cook on the other side for 6 minutes then add the reserve marinade.   (Photo 7 below)
  • Step Eight: Cook for an additional 6 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Allow the meat to rest before serving.  (Photo 8 below)

step by step on how to add the marinade. starting with a shallow baking sheet with pork chops and half the marinade.

Bone in versus Boneless Pork Chops

There are several differences to consider with these two types of chops. The bone in pork chop usually has less meat and more fat than a boneless pork chop. It just looks like it has more meat and is bigger due to the bone.

Meat cooked on the bone is often considered better tasting because it stays juicier. It is also said to be more nutritious as the bone transfers minerals during the cooking process.

Korean Pork Chops cooking in a gray pan.

Can I bake this boneless pork chop recipe?

Absolutely!  Bake the pork chops in an uncovered shallow pan at 350 F. Boneless chops take approximately 11 minutes for every pound. Leave the pork chops to rest in the pan for 3 minutes after they are finished baking.

This easy pork chop recipe can also be made on the grill. Grill for about 5 minutes per side. Make sure the internal meat temperature reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer and allow the meat to rest.

Korean Pork Chop on a white plate.

Expert Tips for Making the Best Korean Pork Chops

You don’t have to do a full on Pulgoki ( Korean Barbeque) to enjoy these delicious pork chops. This quick 30 minute meal is very versatile and can add some pizzazz to any dinner night.

  • Make extra of this easy pork chop recipe so you can use it as a highlight in a second meal or stir fry.
  • Try serving with my delicious Asian Slaw
  • To make an authentic Korean experience, try adding many Banchan (side dishes) to your meal. They usually include many small dishes of vegetables like kimchi. You can buy these pre-made to save time.

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Korean Pork Chops

4.7 from 208 votes
Korean Pork Chops are one of my favorite easy pork chop recipes. This baked boneless pork chop recipe has incredible flavor that's ready in 30 minutes.
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 thin boneless pork chops
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  • In a medium size bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sweet chili sauce.
  • Pour half of marinade over the pork chops and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Reserve the remaining half of the marinade.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.; add pork chops to skillet, discard the marinade left in the bowl.
  • Cook chops until browned on one side, about 6 minutes.
  • Turn the chops over and add the reserved marinade to the pan.
  • Cook for 6 more minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  • Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

Make extra of this easy pork chop recipe so you can use it as a highlight in a second meal or stir fry.
Try serving with my delicious Asian Slaw
To make an authentic Korean experience, try adding many Banchan(side dishes) to your meal. They usually include many small dishes of vegetables like kimchi. You can buy these premade to save time.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1770mg | Potassium: 572mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

49 thoughts on “Korean Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    Excellent! I rarely fry meat because I hate the messy splatters (even using one of those screen lids). But this was worth every splatter! Made as written and served alongside roasted broccoli with scallion and sesame seeds. Thank you for a quick and yummy dish.

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  2. I used this recipe as a base for my own. Made everything the way that this recipe says only I added 1/2 brown sugar for every 8 pieces of meat. I Also let the meat marinade all day.
    Recommend this served over white rice!
    This recipe is definitely a keeper!👌👍

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  3. 5 stars
    I used thick boneless pork chops and doubles the sauce because my family likes extra sauce for their rice. I used go-chu-jang instead of sweet chili to give it more of a Korean spiciness and I marinated for 30 min to get a nice flavor in the pork. I also made stir fry veggies . Great easy marinade would use on any meat.

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    • You can, but I would cut back on the ground ginger – it’s more potent than the fresh. The fresh ginger is milder.

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  4. 5 stars
    I doubled the ingredients for the marinade so there would be extra to have when served (it reduces quite a bit) . I also substituted Hot Chili Sauce for the Sweet. Otherwise really good way to enhance your plain old pork chops!

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  5. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe for the second time but on steak tips after the pork chops were a hit a couple weeks ago. It is equally as yummy on beef as it was on the pork chops. Thank you for this delish and easy recipe.

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  6. 5 stars
    We made this recipe last night. The slightly sweet and spicy flavor was delicious and i will try the marinade with chicken as well.

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