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Two Brown Sugar Garlic POrk Chops on a plate with broccoli.
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Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are cooked in a buttery sauce that's both sweet and spicy with lots of garlic flavor. Such a great way to cook pork chops.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword 30 minute meal, pork
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 358kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 5 bone-in thick-cut pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in an oven-proof skillet. (Cast iron or stainless steel)
  • When the oil is hot, add pork chops. Cook for 5 minutes, flip over and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and add butter.
  • When butter is melted, add brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, paprika, and thyme.
  • Cook for 1 minute.
  • Return pork chops to skillet and spoon butter mixture over them.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
    You can pull it out of the oven when it is a few degrees below 145. The temperature will rise a few degrees.
  • Plate pork chops and spoon sauce over them.


Boneless pork chops can be used. They will cook a little faster.


Calories: 358kcal