This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ohio Pork Council.
This recipe for apricot pork chops is fast, simple, easy, and kind of a cheat recipe for us. OK, this is technically a recipe that I put together for chicken, but one day, I realized it’s actually the perfect combination for pork chops. Sweet, savory, and it yields the juiciest pork dish you’ll ever put your lips around.
I also love that it uses items right in your pantry. Vinegar, flour, soy sauce, garlic, and more are items that don’t cost much, and are probably already living in your kitchen. The use of apricot preserves takes the recipe to the next level, while allowing us to make this year round, and not wait until fresh apricots are in season.
Want to know how to make this lovely meal? Scroll below for the full recipe and instructions. Are you more of a visual learner? Check out this Facebook Live where I make the recipe in under 20 minutes!
Apricot Pork Chops
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time:20 minutes
4 to 6 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (or whatever vinegar you have on-hand)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 pinches salt
2 pinches pepper
Place a large sauté pan or cast iron skillet on medium heat, and add in oil.
Place your pork chops on a large plate or tray. Dry them off with a paper towel or napkin, then lightly sprinkle both sides of each half with flour, and rub in.
Place place pork carefully in hot skillet, and lightly brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
Turn stove down to medium-low heat and put in the garlic. Stir well for 30 seconds.
Carefully pour in the vinegar and soy sauce. Stand back! The vinegar will create fumes, so keep your eyes out of the mist.
Add in water, and stir for 1 minute.
Add in apricot preserves, and stir until it’s completely melted into the pan sauce.
Add 2 pinches of kosher salt, 2 pinches of ground black pepper, and stir.
Return pork chops to the pan, and cover. Let cook on medium low heat for 2 more minutes.
After 2 minutes, take of cover and turn over the pork. Let cook for another 2 minutes, uncovered.
Once done, place on a cute plate or platter. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes so the juices can redistribute.
Serve and enjoy!