Honey Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops with Peach Salsa


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Spice up your dinner routine with these glazed pork chops with peach salsa! They have a slightly spicy, flavorful glaze and are paired with a bright and refreshing peach salsa. The perfect dinner for a summer evening!

Glazed pork chops with peach salsa on top in a baking sheet.

If you’re looking for a new and creative way to prepare pork chops, you have hit the jackpot! I am always looking for ways to make my pork chops shine. The flavors in these pork chops bring out the savory, juicy flavor of the pork and lighten it up with the honey glaze and peach salsa. When peach season is upon us, I just have to take advantage!

Here’s How You Make It

Pork Chops Ingredients

ingredients for glazed pork chops

Peach Salsa Ingredients

ingredients for peach salsa recipe

Step by Step Instructions

six steps to preparing glazed grilled pork chops

Making the Glaze

  1. In a food processor or blender combine the chipotle peppers, honey, garlic, hoisin sauce, smoked paprika, salt and lime juice and pulse until smooth.
  2. Use half of the glaze to marinate the pork chops for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Warm up the remaining glaze in a pan.

Making the Peach Salsa

  1. Peel and dice the peaches. Dice the onion, jalapeño and red bell pepper. Combine the diced ingredients with some fresh lime juice into a bowl.
  2. Add salt to taste.

Grilling the Pork Chops

  1. Grill the pork chops on medium-high heat for about 6 minutes on each side.
  2. Brush the pork chops with the warm glaze as you grill. Check the internal temperature of the pork chops with a meat thermometer. The temperature should be 140 F.
  3. Once done, you can add more glaze to the top if desired. Let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes, top with the peach salsa, plate and enjoy!
tongs lifting grilled pork chop

Why This Recipe Works

Spicy and sweet: The combination of the chipotle peppers and honey in the glaze along with the peach and jalapeño in the salsa offer both a spicy and sweet flavor component that balances out. It provides lots of flavor but neither one will be too overpowering.

Easy to make: There are a few different components to prep for this grilled pork recipe, but each part is simple to throw together.

Juicy Pork: These thick cut pork chops are tender and juicy already, so marinating them brings them to the next level with extra flavor and moisture.

peach salsa in a bowl with a spoon

What to Serve with Glazed Pork Chops

This glazed pork chops with peach salsa recipe is quite versatile and can be served with a number of different sides. I prefer to serve mine with rice, but you can try it with mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, or even cauliflower rice! A light green salad would also make a wonderful pairing. Here are a few of my favorite options:

If you aren’t a fan of grilled pork chops, this recipe would also be really delicious with chicken. Follow all the same instructions except I would use chicken breast or boneless, skinless thighs and grill until the internal temperature is 165 F.

peaches cut open and resting on tabletop

Are chipotle peppers spicy?

The beauty of this recipe is you can determine how spicy this recipe is based on what you add. Chipotle peppers are much less spicy than a jalapeño, and offer a smoky, slightly sweet flavor profile, so I wouldn’t take them out of the recipe completely. Mixed with the honey and hoisin sauce, the glaze will not be too spicy.

The jalapeño in the peach salsa can be reduced if you do not want a spicy salsa, or you can replace it with a green bell pepper!

glazed pork chop sliced

Expert Tips

  • For this boneless pork chops recipe, boneless loin chops are the best, most tender cut. You can get these at your local grocery store but if you don’t find them, ask the butcher and they should know!
  • This recipe is best in summer so that you can use the best in season peaches. If you want to make this recipe but peaches are hard to find, try using a mango!
  • If you are used to having dry, tough pork chops, you are probably over cooking them. Pork is difficult because you actually want it to be slightly less cooked than you would cook chicken. You might see a little pink in the middle and that is okay as long as the internal temperature is at 140 F.
  • Don’t forget to allow your meat to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. I cover mine with some aluminum foil to keep it warm. If you cut into it too early, you will lose some of that precious juice!
pork chops with peach salsa

What to Try Next

glazed pork chop sliced

Glazed Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Spice up your dinner routine with these glazed pork chops with peach salsa! They have a slightly spicy, flavorful glaze and are paired with a bright and refreshing peach salsa. The perfect dinner for a summer evening!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Marinating time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 46 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Instructions

  • In a food processor or high powered blender combine the chipotle glaze ingredients and pulse until smooth.

  • In a resealable bag combine the pork chops and half of the chipotle glaze. Press out excess air, seal, and marinate for 20-30 minutes.

  • Add remaining chipotle glaze to a sauce pan, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 8-10 minutes until sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool until ready to use.

  • While pork chops are marinating, prepare the peach salsa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add salt to taste.

  • Use tongs to transfer pork chops to a preheated grill. Grill for 6-8 minutes, flip, brush with glaze, and grill 5-6 minutes more.

  • Brush with glaze again if desired, top with a generous scoop of peach salsa, and serve.

Notes

  • For this boneless pork chops recipe, boneless loin chops are the best, most tender cut. You can get these at your local grocery store but if you don’t find them, ask the butcher and they should know!
  • This recipe is best in summer so that you can use the best in season peaches. If you want to make this recipe but peaches are hard to find, try using a mango!
  • If you are used to having dry, tough pork chops, you are probably over cooking them. Pork is difficult because you actually want it to be slightly less cooked than you would cook chicken. You might see a little pink in the middle and that is okay as long as the internal temperature is at 140 F.
  • Don’t forget to allow your meat to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. I cover mine with some aluminum foil to keep it warm. If you cut into it too early, you will lose some of that precious juice!

Nutrition

Calories: 455 kcal, Carbohydrates: 62 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Trans Fat: 0.1 g, Cholesterol: 90 mg, Sodium: 638 mg, Potassium: 842 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 54 g, Vitamin A: 1594 IU, Vitamin C: 54 mg, Calcium: 35 mg, Iron: 2 mg



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