Honey Mustard Pork Chops are easiest, budget-friendly weeknight meal that tastes like you’re eating pork at 5 star restaurant. Beautifully tender pork chops are pan-seared in a gorgeous honey mustard sauce before getting that juicy finish in the oven.
In about 30 minutes, this delectable, protein packed dinner will be making their debut on your dinner plates in no time!
Reasons You’ll Love This
Honey Mustard Lovers – If honey mustard is your go to dipping sauce or salad dressing, you HAVE to make these!
Pork Chops – Pork Chops, perhaps, are not the most *loved* dinner option. However if you closely follow the instructions on how to properly prepare these bad boys, you’ll never doubt a pork chop again!
Diverse – You can serve these mustard pork chops with pretty much anything! So, if you don’t want to put too much though into your meal, these are a great option.
Flavor Packed – Honey Mustard combined with the juicy flavors of the pork is unmatched. So dang good!
Honey Mustard Pork Chops are great because the cut of meat is inexpensive, and if you are patient with cooking it, it can come out REALLY good. With a beautiful crust on the outside, juicy inside, and impeccable flavor, you would think that a Michelin chef made it!
Let’s discuss how to make honey mustard pork chops, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Pork Chops – Thick boneless pork chops are ideal for this recipe. The pork chops with bones take a little longer to cook, but you can still use them. You can also use thinly sliced pork chops. You just have to pay close attention to cooking times. I recommend getting a meat thermometer for this reason.
- Ground Mustard – For this recipe, you’ll make some fresh honey mustard, so stone ground mustard is ideal.
- Honey – Any brand of honey will work fine.If you like a little bit of spice, hot honey is great too.
- Oil – A high-smoke oil is best for this recipe. I used avocado oil, but vegetable oil or canola oil will work too.
- Garlic and Herb Seasoning – For this recipe, Dash brand garlic and herb seasoning was used. This brand has no salt added to it. If you use a seasoning that has salt in it, then omit the salt from the recipe.
- Sea Salt – Sea Salt is highly recommended because it’s flakey and helps add to the texture of the crust. You can use table or kosher salt but the measurements might be different.
Step By Step Instructions
- Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F. Grab a large stainless steel oven safe skillet. Let the pan heat up on the stove for a few minutes. Grab the pork chops, pat them dry with a paper towel and season with 1 ½ teaspoons of the garlic herb seasoning and sea salt. Set it aside, and pour the avocado oil into the skillet. Let the avocado oil get really hot until it starts to shimmer. Place the pork chops onto the hot oil and let it sear on each side for 1-3 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown. The pork should not be cooked all way through.
- While the pork sears, start on the honey mustard sauce. In a medium sized bowl, add the mustard, honey, and the remaining garlic and herb seasoning and salt. Whisk everything together until combined.
- Once the pork chops are golden brown, remove them from the skillet and set aside. Add the honey mustard sauce to the skillet on the stove to deglaze the pan and let everything combine.
- Add the pork chops back in the skillet with the sauce. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops until coated. Put the skillet in the oven to bake for 10-30 minutes or until the pork reaches 145°F. Do your best not to over bake. Turn the oven to broil and let the top caramelize for 1-2 minutes then take it out of the oven. Garnish with parsley and serve with sides!
Tips And Advice
Storage – Store the leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months as long as you wrap them individually with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and keep them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Reheating – To reheat, you can put them on a skillet or in the oven at 350°F until heated through to 145°F. I don’t recommend reheating these more than once because pork can become really dry when reheated. If you’re reheating from the freezer, let them thaw in the fridge overnight before doing so.
Not Oven Safe? No Problem!
If your skillet is not oven safe, that’s okay! Cook the pork and honey mustard sauce as normal. When you’re ready to bake, transfer the pork chops to an oven safe casserole dish, and pour the honey mustard sauce over the top. Bake as normal at 350°F and enjoy!
For this recipe you’ll need a few simple things to achieve some delicious pork chops!
- Large Oven Safe Skillet
- Mixing Bowl
- Casserole Dish (Optional if your skillet is not oven-safe.)
- Meat Thermometer
The secret to tender, juicy pork chops, is making sure the pan gets really hot with oil before adding the meat, allowing a beautiful golden brown crust to form, and then popping it back in the oven until the meat reaches 145°F internal temperature.
Make extra sure you don’t overcook the meat. Invest in a meat thermometer, and keep an eye on it while in the oven. If you want it to be extra juicy, let the meat rest for 5-10 minutes after baking so it can re-soak up all the juice it’s been cooking in.
Serves Well With
Pork Chops are super versatile, and can elevate any meal! Here are a few wonderful side dishes that would pair perfectly with these pork chops!
- Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole
- Garden Salad
- Crockpot Mac and Cheese
- Green Beans Almondine
- Broccoli Casserole
- Air Fried Baked Potatoes
Honey Mustard Pork Chops
- 4 thick, boneless pork chops
- 3 1/2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning divided
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/4 cup stone ground mustard
- 1/4 cup fresh honey
- fresh chopped parsley for garnish optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and then season well with 1 ½ teaspoons of the garlic and herb seasoning and the sea salt.
- Heat the avocado oil over medium high heat in a large skillet until it shimmers.
- Sear the pork chops in the hot oil for about 1-3 minutes on each side or until just golden brown. The meat should not be cooked through at this point. It will continue to cook in the oven.
- While the pork is cooking, mix together the stone ground mustard, honey, and the remaining 2 teaspoons of garlic and herb seasoning in a medium mixing bowl.
- Remove the seared pork from the skillet and set aside for now. If your skillet is not oven safe, place pork chops into an oven-safe casserole dish in place of the skillet.
- Put the honey mustard mixture into the hot skillet and stir until everything comes off the bottom of the skillet.
- Place the pork chops back into the skillet and spoon sauce over the top until each pork chop is fully covered. If using a casserole dish, pour the sauce over the pork chops. Bake for 10-30 minutes or until the pork reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit internally. Do not overbake.
- Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the top is caramelized, and then remove from the oven. Serve hot with a parsley garnish, optional, and steamed green vegetable side, optional.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.