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Korean-style Pork Chops

korean pork chops pan fried bbq glazed

These Korean-style pork bbq glazed pork chops are pan-fried but can also be grilled and glazed with the sauce. The thin-cut pork chops cook up quickly and are ready to eat in minutes. I seared and removed them from the pan to deglaze. Once you put them back in the skillet, start glazing on both sides.

The sauce will reduce and you’ll be left with a pretty red Korean-style bbq sauce that’s both sweet and tangy. If you like spicy, feel free to add some red pepper flakes or even some ghost pepper flakes like I did.

how to make korean pork chops

If you’re grilling, use the sauce like you would any bbq sauce.  Once the chops are done, glaze both sides and remove them from the grill.  The most important thing to remember is that thin-cut chops will cook in a few minutes on high heat.

korean pork chops pan fried bbq glazed

Korean-style BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

Sweet and savory thin cut Korean style pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 5-6 thin cut pork chops
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper


  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix well
  • Heat a heavy cast iron or other skillets on medium-high heat and brown both sides of the pork chops for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove the pork chops and pour the sauce into the pan and stir to deglaze the pan
  • Put the pork chops back in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Remove the chops and pour the sauce over them


Don't overcook the pork chops, thin cut chops will cook quickly.
Keyword bbq, easy dinner ideas, pork chops

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