Sweet and sassy chili pork chops

I never really know what to do with pork chops. I was tired of eating chicken and ground turkey, so I bought some at the grocery store the other day. They sat in the refrigerator for a few days, while I figured out what to do with them. After doing lots of food blog reading and some internet searching, I found a recipe for Sweet and sassy chili pork chops over at The Pioneer Woman.

Unfortunately, I deleted all but one picture of them in the making. Fortunately, they will still turn out to be very delicious even if you don’t have any pictures of them.

Adapted from above linked recipe.


  • 1-1 1/2 pounds of bone in pork chops
  • 1 12oz can of Coke
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce(I used a garlic and chili sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice(about one orange)


Mix all ingredients except pork chops in a large Ziploc bag until well combined. Add pork chops, turn to cover in marinade. Place sealed Ziploc in refrigerator and let marinate 4 to 24 hours. After marinating, heat skillet to high and place pork chops with bone to the center of the pan, discarding remainder of marinade. This is the thickest part of chop, therefore should go over the area of pan with the highest heat. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of pork chop.

These pork chops have the perfect combination of flavors. Easy to make for a dinner party. Highly recommended.


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