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Pork Chops With Honey Lime Cilantro Sauce

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  • 4 pork chops, bone in
  • 12 fresh cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • Granulated onion (onion salt could be substituted but temper other salt)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter (optional)

Cilantro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 23 large, fresh cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for Cilantro Sauce together with a whisk or process all ingredients together with a small food processor. Set aside.
  2. Lay pork chops on a large cutting board or flat surface. Dab pork chops with a paper towel to draw out any surface moisture.
  3. Sprinkle 1 side of pork chops generously with salt and a little pepper. Sprinkle a little granulated onion or onion salt over each chop. Rub a little of the minced garlic cloves into the chops with the back of a spoon. Add approximately 1/2 teaspoon bread crumbs and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to each pork chop and spread crumbs around with the back of a spoon. Flip chops over and repeat with other side, starting with salt & pepper.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a few turns of olive oil and a pat of butter (if using) to pan. Add pork chops to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on first side and 2-3 minutes on second side, or until chops are golden brown.
  5. Remove pork chops from skillet and serve with cilantro sauce.


These pork chops go great with this Sticky Rice With Cilantro and Sweet Caramelized Onions.

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