Asian Pork Chops

Asian Pork Chops
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Regular soy sauce contains wheat and gluten, so if you need to follow a gluten-free diet, make sure you purchase gluten-free soy sauce for this recipe. This dish pairs well with our Asian Kale Slaw recipe.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 pork chop + 1/2 cup broccoli
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 pork chop + 1/2 cup broccoli
  • Amount per serving Calories 230

  • Total Fat 13g
    • Saturated Fat 3.4g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 390mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 23g
  • Potassium 470mg
  • Phosphorus 220mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein, 1 1/2 Fat



  • soy sauce (reduced-sodium)
    2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
  • rice wine vinegar
    3 tbsp
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • olive oil (divided use)
    1 tbsp plus 2 tsp
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • broccoli florets
    2 cup
  • pork loin boneless chops (divided into 4 portions)
    1 lbs
  • cilantro (chopped)
    2 tbsp


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, water, 1 tablespoon olive oil, crushed red pepper, and garlic. Add the pork chops and marinate them in refrigerator for 20 minutes or longer.

  2. Steam the broccoli for 5 minutes; until tender.

  3. Add the remaining 2 tsp olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear for about 5 minutes per side or until done. (Reserve marinade for later).

  4. Place the marinade in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer about 2 minutes. Place the pork chops on serving platter and pour the cooked marinade over them.

  5. Top the pork chops with chopped cilantro and serve with the steamed broccoli.

  • Recommended

    Very good dish. I roasted some frozen oriental stir fry vegies instead of just broccoli. Served with rice as well. I saw another review that used a bit of sesame oil, I may try that next time.

  • Recommended

    Loved this recipe, I thought the pork tasted perfect but instead of steaming the broccoli I made the recipe for "crispy baked broccoli" on the stove instead of the oven and cooked some brown rice. In addition I forgot to add the cilantro on top of the pork but it didn't need it.

  • Recommended

    I added just a little sesame oil in the marinade and cut back a bit on the canola oil. I also added some mushrooms to the fry pan and served the pork chops with riced cauliflower. Excellent and would make again.