Easy Pan-Grilled Pork Chops With Spicy Rub

Pork Chop Dinner
D. Rattray
Ratings (12)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
84 Calories
7g Fat
1g Carbs
6g Protein
(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 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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

Combine seasonings and rub all over pork. Let the chops stand at room temperature for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Coat the grill pan or broiler rack with olive oil.

Pan grill over medium heat or broil about 4 inches from heat source for about 6 minutes.

Turn and grill for 6 to 8 minutes longer, until chops are cooked through.

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.

Serve with potatoes and a green vegetable.