Every once in awhile it's nice to get out of my usual beef, chicken and turkey routine and enjoy a nice piece of pork.  And I love this particular recipe because it's sure to deliver a juicy and flavorful piece of meat.  

I'll be serving the Easy Pork Chops with a side of baked Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower.   Yum!

Easy Pork Chops
Total Time: 25 minutes + 60 minutes to marinate 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

What you'll need
2 pork chops (boneless or bone-in)

For the Marinade
3 ounces pineapple juice
3 ounces apple juice

For the Basting Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 

1. Pierce porks chops with a fork and place them in a medium mixing bowl.  Pour marinade over the pork chops and marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. 
2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, seasoned salt and paprika to create the basting sauce.
3. Remove pork chops from the marinade and brush both sides with the basting sauce. 
4. Place pork chops on a broiler pan and broil, 4-inches from heat, for about 8 minutes on each side, basting again after turning.  
*Note -- if you are using bone-in pork chops you will need to broil them for 15 minutes on each side. 

5. Let pork chops rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Garlic and Parmesan Cauliflower 
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes 

What you'll need
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped 
3 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1 tablespoon Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
parmesan cheese 
salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. Add cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to a plastic bag.  Seal bag; shake well until cauliflower is evenly coated in oil and seasonings. 
3. Transfer cauliflower to a small baking dish.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. 
4. Remove cauliflower from the oven.  Sprinkle with parsley and parmesan cheese.  Mix well.  Bake again for 3 to 5 minutes. 
5. Serve with your pork chop and enjoy!

12/02/2011 13:42

This looks so good.

10/16/2012 18:19

I'm eating this right now! DELICIOUS! The only bad thing is that I only have one oven so I made my cauliflower prior to cooking my pork chop and the cauliflower was so good that it was gone by the time the pork chop was ready!
Thanks so much for the delicious recipe and blog!!

10/16/2012 19:02

You're welcome Sara! I'm so glad you enjoyed the cauliflower and the pork chop even if you couldn't have them together :( I'll have to think of a solve for one oven dilemmas. Thanks so much for visiting and trying out my recipe.

10/20/2012 08:39

I plan to use a grill pan for the pork chops and bake the cauliflower to solve the one oven dilemma.


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