These Asian pork chops are an easy-to-make dinner recipe that is perfect for any occasion. Made with a simple marinade and then cooked to perfection, this is a recipe that the whole family will love!
Asian marinated pork chops are a great way to serve a flavorful dinner with only a little effort. You could have a healthy and filling dinner in no time! This meal is so simple and easy to make. Most of the ingredients are probably already sitting in your pantry, and you really can’t get any simpler than that.
This easy Asian pork chop marinade goes well with just about anything. I like to serve up my cooked pork chops with some sauteed veggies and cooked white rice but other side dishes that would go great with these pork chops are fried rice, cooked noodles, or asparagus and broccoli.
Asian Style Pork Chop Ingredients
For the Asian marinade, you will need:
- Olive oil
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Minced garlic
- Minced ginger (or dried)
- Sesame seeds
- Red pepper flakes
For the pork chops, you will need:
- Bone-in or boneless pork chops
- Olive oil
For the exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Asian Pork Chops Recipe
- In a bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients until well mixed.
- Add in your pork chops and make sure that they are well covered by the marinade.
- Cover and place into a fridge to rest for at least 4 hours, but up to 24 hours.
- After the pork chops have marinated, heat a skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil.
- Cook your pork chops for about 4 minutes per side until they are cooked through and register 150 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Asian Pork Recipe Tips
- I like to place my marinade into a 9×13 baking dish or a Gallon sized zip-top bag as it makes it easy to evenly distribute the marinade over the pork chops and also gives an easier clean-up.
- The amount of time needed to cook your pork chops will depend almost exclusively on the thickness of your pork chops. Bone-in chops usually take a little longer to cook through and thinner chops will cook faster than thicker ones so make sure to pay attention to the internal temperature for food safety reasons.
- After you are done cooking your Asian pork chops in the hot pan, use it to saute your veggies. This is so that they can soak up that flavorful pork chop marinade.
FAQs Asian Pork Chops
You can marinade these pork chops in a bowl, by mixing the ingredients for the Asian marinade and then adding in your pork chops.
You can also choose to use a zipper-topped bag to mix everything together. This makes cleaning up a lot easier by giving you fewer messy dishes to clean up afterward.
After mixing together your pork chops and marinade, toss lightly to coat them all. Make sure that they are all covered because you want the delicious flavor to soak into these chops. The longer you let them soak in the marinade, the more juicy and flavor-packed your pork chops will be.
These Asian pork chops only need 4 hours for marinating! But you can easily go up to 24 hours in advance if you store them in the fridge.
It happens. We all get busy and life happens. If you can’t cook your pork chops within 24 hours of marinating, you can simply place them in the freezer until you are ready to use them! This is great for meal prepping in advance.
When you’ve finished marinating your pork chops, and you’re ready to cook them, heat your pan. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. When the oil is sizzling and ready, place your pork chops in the pan.
How Long to Cook Asian Pork Chops?
Cook until the Asian pork chops are cooked through. This is about 4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness and cut of pork chop that you use. You’ll know the Asian pork chops are done when they reach 150ºF-160ºF degrees Fahrenheit on a temperature gauge.
Asian Pork Chops
For the Asian Marinade
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced or dried
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
For the Pork Chops
- 6 pork chops the marinade makes enough for 4-6, bone-in or bone out.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Combine marinade ingredients.
- Place the pork chops in the marinade, making sure they are covered. I use a baking dish or zipper top bag for this.
- Marinate for at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours or freeze until ready to use.
- After the pork chops have marinated, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
- Cook pork chops for about 4 minutes on each side, until cooked through or the center registers about 150ºF – 160ºF on an instant-read thermometer.