Orange-Flavored Pork Chops

Flavorful orange sauce is a great way to liven up plain pork chops. For extra heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or other hot spice to the orange juice mixture.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless pork chops (1½ lbs. total)
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic


  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the orange juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • Rub salt and pepper over the pork chops to season.
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and pork chops. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the pork chops are browned on both sides, turning the pork chops halfway through cooking. (Turn the heat down if the pork chops are cooking too quickly.) Remove the pork chops from the pan. Stir the orange juice mixture and pour into the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up any browned bits and drippings from the cooked pork. Bring the orange mixture to a boil.
  • Return the pork to the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally and turning the pork chops so that they are covered with the sauce. Serve hot.