Sweet and Spicy Chili Pork Chops

"From Cooking Light. What's particularly nice about this recipe is that, except for the chops, you are likely to have everything else handy. Quick recipe, great for weeknights. I usually use slightly larger bone-in chops, which I prefer."
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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork, cooking 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove pan from heat and let pork stand for 30 seconds.
  • While pork cooks, combine brown sugar, soy sauce, chile paste, hoisin and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Pour sauce over the pork, scraping the pan to loosen the fond. Turn the pork over to coat. (The recipe does not call for this, but I often will return over low heat just to make sure the sauce is heated through, if there is not enough residual heat in the skillet).
  • Serve garnished with the green onion slices.
  • I had a couple of thick boneless chops sitting around, so I cut them into thin, flat slices and cooked as above; then doubled the sauce ingredients, tossed it all together and served with saffron rice. A nice variation.

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  1. The sauce is crazy good! I also use it on boneless skinless chicken thighs and serve it over rice and stir fried veggies. Yum!
  2. Wow! is this good...made as posted...we really enjoyed the Asian flavors...it's so easy to prepare...my chops did take longer to cook...served it with rice and some of the cooking sauce over it...made for "Players Favorites" tag game...
  3. These were great pork chops! They were seared nicely before adding the sauce (which I appreciated). The sauce was amazingly good. Great flavor combination! Thank you for this winner!
  4. We all really liked this dish. It is so easy and quick to get on the table with full flavours to boot. Yes - it is a bit spicy but the spiciness sort of mellows as you eat it. I will be making this again.
  5. Well, if you like spicy, this is a winner. Excellent flavor in this recipe. I made this as written, though the onion was omitted, and added a dash, (1/8 teaspoon ) chili powder to the sauce Enjoyed as made. Tagged and made for New Zaar tag.


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