Apple Cider Pork Chops
Prepare time: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min

This Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops recipe has everything a busy parent could ask for. After all, it’s not often you find a recipe that manages to be so speedy (30 minutes!), easy (five ingredients!), and impressive (homemade pan sauce!) all at the same time. Try these Apple Cider Pork Chops and a simple side for a quick weeknight meal.


  • 4 center-cut pork chops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard


1Pat 4 center-cut pork chops dry with paper towel; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons canola oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook pork chops in oil about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.

2In same skillet, add 1 1/2 cups apple cider and 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar; cook to a thick, syrupy glaze and until reduced by about half. Stir in 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard; season with salt and pepper.

3Pour glaze over pork chops for serving.




Serve pork chops with rice and a side of fresh green beans for a quick, complete meal.

The three-ingredient pan sauce is where this dish really shines. Make sure you scrape up all those yummy brown bits from the bottom of the pan to get the most flavor!

Pork chops are one of our favorite go-to proteins for easy weeknight dinners.