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pan seared pork chops with honey lime balsamic glaze and fresh thyme leaves

Pan Fried Pork Chops with Honey Lime Glaze

Pan-seared to perfection and coated with the most amazing sweet and sour glaze, these easy Pan Fried Pork Chops take only 30 minutes from start to finish.  And, the end result looks like a fancy meal from a good restaurant! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 499 kcal
Author Julia


Pan-Fried Pork Chops

  • 2 lb pork loin chops boneless (3 or 4 pork chops)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Honey-Lime Glaze

  • 1 lime , freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • 4 thyme sprigs , leaves only
  • 1 lime sliced


How to pan sear pork chops

  1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add pork chops and cook over medium-high heat until nicely seared to golden brown color, 4 minutes on each side. Make sure they are cooked through.  Cook them longer if they are not cooked through.  Remove to a plate.

How to make honey-lime syrupy glaze

  1. To the same skillet add the freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Bring everything to boil, stirring. 

  2. Cook for a couple of minutes until a thick glaze forms and until reduced by one third or half. 

  3. Remove the skillet from heat. Add the cooked pork chops back in. 

  4. Let the glaze cool off in the pan, with the pork chops in it, off heat.   As the glaze cools off, it will get thicker, at which point pour it over the pork chops.   

  5. Garnish pork chops fresh thyme and sliced lime.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Pan Fried Pork Chops with Honey Lime Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 151mg50%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 904mg26%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.