Tender and flavorful grilled pork with honey mustard glaze. A quick and easy pork chop recipe packed with savory spices that your guests will love!
When you’re in the mood for a healthy and lean protein, chicken can get repetitive and a little, well, blah. That’s why I like to switch it up and grill pork chops, a tender yet hearty cut that infuses flavors quite easily and cooks within minutes!
A savory dry rub added to season the meat just before cooking adds a quick hint of flavor and a super simple honey mustard glaze generously added at the end of cooking locks in the juices and makes the pork even tastier. Grilled pork chops with honey mustard glaze will certainly be your new favorite recipe. So easy you can throw it into your weekly dinner rotation!
Pork chops are cut from the pork loin and can vary from 1/2 inch to 2-inch thickness, which will determine how much time needed to cook. Boneless pork chops are one of the easiest cuts of pork to prepare and are a nice protein alternative because it’s low in fat, affordable and leaves you feeling full and satisfied.
You can also get Bone-in pork chops, which has more flavor to the meat. Before cooking, I like to combine a quick spice blend of salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic, onion, cinnamon and cayenne powder. Evenly rubbed into the meat then simply grill with a drizzle of olive oil. These spices enhance the flavor of thick cuts of pork.
Grilling adds additional flavor to the surface of the meat, and pork can easily take on the smoky and rich flavor. Honey and mustard are two classic ingredient pairings that also work well with any cut of pork. The combination of earthy spices and sweet and tangy glaze make this grilled pork chop irresistible!
I’m a big fan of topping different types of protein with a fruit based sauce for extra flavor and texture. I have a lovely apple fennel chutney that you must try and serve with this delicious grilled pork chop with honey mustard glaze recipe!
How do I know when my pork is done cooking?
Typically pork is served medium or well-done, I recommend medium, so the meat still stays juicy and tender, yet safe to eat. Use this guide to know when to stop cooking the pork, which should be checked with an instant-read digital thermometer. Always rest your meat for 10-15 minutes before serving to reach the proper doneness.
- Medium (145-150°F): Stop cooking at 140- 145°F
- Well-done (150-155°F): Stop cooking at 155- 160°F