Easy Pan-Grilled Pork Chops With Spicy Rub

Pork Chop Dinner
D. Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings

These great-tasting spicy pork chops are enhanced with a savory rub, then 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.


  • 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
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to coat grill or rack)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine seasonings and cover pork thoroughly. 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. Cook time depends on the thickness of chops, but check to make sure meat is at least 145 F in the center of the thickest chop.

  6. Serve with potatoes and a leafy green vegetable or salad.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.