Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze
A simple glaze transforms this dish into an elegant dinner that's still easy enough for any night of the week.
Why This Recipe Works
In our recipe for Pork Chops with Spicy Orange Glaze, we wanted a foolproof method to cook the chops without drying them out. We chose bone-in, center-cut pork chops because the bone helps keep the chops moist. We coated the chops in a salt, pepper, cumin, and sugar rub because the sugar caramelizes, compensating for the lack of a deep sear on the chops. Starting the chops in a cold pan and cooking them over medium heat until browned on one side, then briefly cooking on the second side, ensured the pork chops wouldn’t overcook. A quick, spicy orange-flavored sauce—prepared in a matter of minutes—completed our perfectly cooked pork chops.