Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops

Ingredients

cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. While pork is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low; add honey mixture to the pork. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once. Remove pork from the skillet and allow the sauce to boil until thickened and slightly reduced for a glaze, 3-5 minutes. Spoon glaze over the pork before serving.

* To make ahead/freezer meal – Brown the pork as directed above and once browned, remove and allow to cool. Place cooled pork chops into a freezer storage bag. Add the remaining ingredients to the bag, seal and freeze. When ready to prepare, remove from the freezer and defrost, Transfer the contents into a crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.

From What’s Cooking, Chicago?


Tangy Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork chops
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
lemon slices

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine ingredients in bowl.  Place pork chops in single layer baking dish and pour sauce over top.  Place 1 slice of lemon on top of each pork chop. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes.

Chicken Diable

Ingredients

2 1/2 – 3 lbs. chicken thighs
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. curry powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, honey, mustard, salt and curry powder in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer on low for 5 minutes.  Place chicken thighs into a shallow roasting pan or glass dish.  Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes, basting occasionally.