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
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
96 Calories
7g Fat
0g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 99mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 boneless pork chops

  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or other red pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground 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.