Easy Pan-Grilled Pork Chops With Spicy Rub

Pork Chop Dinner
D. Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Ratings (12)

These great-tasting spicy pork chops are enhanced with a savory rub, then the chops are broiled or pan-grilled to perfection. If you want the dish less spicy, you can always reduce the number of spices used. This goes well with a side of mashed potatoes or a salad.

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 6 pork chops (boneless)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder (or other red pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to coat grill or rack)

How to Make It

  1. Combine seasonings and rub all over pork. Let the chops stand at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Coat the grill pan or broiler rack with olive oil.
  3. Pan grill over medium heat or broil about 4 inches from heat source for about 6 minutes.
  4. Turn and grill for 6 to 8 minutes longer, until chops are cooked through.
  5. The time depends on the thickness of chops, but check to make sure the chops are at least 145 F in the center of the thickest chop.
  1. Serve with potatoes and a green vegetable.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 84
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 19 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 6 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)