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Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

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These Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops are ideal to whip up on those nights you want something supper quick, easy and tasty! Serve them with some turmeric millet and honey chili carrots for one heck of a delicious meal!

Easy Sweet Spicy Pork Carrots And Turmeric-Millet

The temperatures dictate that it is spring here in Georgia and that means ALL the home improvement stores are stock piled with plants! I simply love meandering through aisle upon aisle, sniffing and ogling at all the flowers and shrubs and fruit trees. In years past, before I moved to this condo, this was around the time when I’d be buying annuals and pine straw and gallon upon gallon of weed killer for my yard, and then proceed to be elbow deep in dirt for the rest of this season.

When I bought this yard-less condo, I was elated at the amount of mullah I’d be saving by not having to make those yard maintenance purchases. Not to mention, the time I’d be saving too. But, when I wonder down those aisles at home improvement stores, ogling at an arsenal of my favorite zinnia and verbena, I cannot help but miss that feeling of planting something and watching it grow and flourish the rest of the season. I guess this is my chance to try my hand at vertical gardening on my small balcony -eh? But, while I mull over that, I must say, I have enjoyed the extra time I’ve had on my hands.

For the first time in forever, I’ve actually managed to meal prep for 5-7 days. Which means long walks with my dogs and long workouts with my daughter at the gym for those 5 to 7 days. However, those weeks when I meal prep for only 5 days, I have 2 days when I am left mulling over going out for dinner. Since my daughter and I love to eat in, I end up cooking something that’s super quick, super easy and super tasty like these Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops!

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My love for Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops runs deep, which is why I purchased Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork from Walmart and used it in this dish. Whether you chose to grill it, roast it, sauté it, smother it in a curried mango sauce or prepare it in an InstaPot, Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork is an easy, quick, everyday option for delicious recipes that you can feel good about serving your friends and family any-night-of-the-week. Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork is proudly raised in the USA by Smithfield farm families. At Smithfield®, they supply naturally tender and juicy fresh pork everyone can enjoy with no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no added steroids or hormones, helping everyone make smarter choices. You can taste the quality and difference. Good news is Smithfield Fresh Pork is already hand-selected based on coloring and marbling.

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Getting back to this recipe, when I say it’s fast, y’all – it’s super fast! I cubed up Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops which meant they cooked in less than 15 minutes – with the onions taking up 10 minutes. These Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops don’t require a ton of ingredients, just:
• an onion,
• fresh ginger,
• garlic cloves,
• chili powder,
• smoked paprika,
• and, honey!

You can serve these chops with some quinoa or a salad, or you can enjoy them with some turmeric millet and some Sweet and Spicy Carrots like we did. You can also enjoy leftovers of this Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork with some crunchy greens and carrots for lunch the next day! And, if you are trying to stick to your New Year’s Health resolutions, you could even skip the dressing on said salad as that sweet and spicy sauce will coat your crunchy salad elements leaving you wanting more! Either way, I sure hope you give this recipe a try soon and get to enjoy this delicious and quick meal soon!

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Easy Sweet Spicy Pork Carrots And Turmeric-Millet

Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
These Easy Pan Seared Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops are ideal to whip up on those nights you want something supper quick, easy and tasty! Served it with some turmeric millet and honey chili carrots for one delicious meal!


For the Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic chopepd
  • 2 tsps chili powder (more or less according to your tastes)
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste cilantro for garnish
  • 1 lb Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops cubed

For the Sweet and Spicy Carrots

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger freshly grated
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

For the Turmeric Millet

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup millet
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


For the Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

  • Add the olive oil to a pan over a medium flame. When warm, add in the onions and saute about 10 minutes.
  • Then add in the ginger, garlic, cubed up Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops and saute about 5-7 minutes, till Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops are slightly browned.
  • Add in the honey, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper and saute another 5-7 minutes. Set Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops aside for a bit before garnishing with cilantro and digging into.

For the Sweet and Spicy Carrots

  • Add olive oil to a pan and when warm, add in the red onion and saute about 10 minutes. 
  • Then add in the carrots, cover and let cook about 10 minutes.
  • Then add in the ginger, honey, chili powder and salt and pepper. Serve with Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops and turmeric millet.

For the Turmeric Millet

  • Add the water to a pan and bring to a boil. Then add in the millet, turmeric, coriander and salt. Cover and let cook about 10 minutes or till millet is tender. Fluff with a fork and serve with Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops and Sweet and Spicy Carrots.


Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 283mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g
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  6. Natalie says:

    The pork looks so yummy. I’m not really into carrot but the tumeric millet is really interesting to try <3
    Can't wait to give a try soonnn!

  7. Food Lover says:

    mmmm…. delicious!!

  8. You have us drooling on our keyboard over here. Your 15 minute sweet and spicy pork chops are to die for. Need to start including more millet in our recipes. Glad to hear that only 10 minutes to cook on millet. Take Care

  9. Diana says:

    Can’t believe that the turmeric millet recipe is so easy, i will have to try and make it at home. Beautiful pictures too!

  10. This looks like an all-in-one perfect combination Shashi. Those carrots I’m taste testing in my head and I can see how they would go perfectly with the pan seared sweet and spicy pork chops. This is something I’d make for myself when Lynne is away on her business travels as she’s not a fan of pork. But I am, and I always take the opportunity to enjoy foods she doesn’t like when she’s away. Thanks, this is pinned and I hope you have a great weekend. As for it being spring here, well let’s just say its late! 🙂

  11. Danielle says:

    I love pork and honey together, so this sounds perfect. Delicious comfort food that my husband will love too.

  12. These pork chops sound and look incredible! They sound just the right amount of sweet and spicy and have totally got my mouth watering!

  13. Marie says:

    This looks fantastic and so flavourful! I love sweet and spicy flavours together and this looks like one hearty complete meal. I love that it only takes 30 minutes to make too.

  14. Holy moly, these pork chops look amazing, Shashi! I love that lineup of seasonings that you used in here, too. And the millet! Millet doesn’t get enough love, so you’re totally rocking that angle here. Love it! As far as the plants, I get it. I love taking some time on a warm spring afternoon to just wander the aisles at the nursery. The smell of the plants and dirt just gets me excited for warmer months! Of course, wondering those aisles is still another couples weeks away up here…but you’ve got me prepped and ready now! 🙂

  15. Oh girl! This looks SO good! That shot of you pouring the honey over the pork? LOVE IT! And love how caramelized the finished product looks. Swoon! I do enjoying gardening, but those plants can sometimes get costly, I can agree with ya there. We have a really small herb garden that we also grow rhubarb, berries and veg in. Nothing extravagant. I’d like to try my hand at cauliflower this year. Meal prepping and eating in are the best! Nothing like making food at home. We do occasionally go out for dinner, but then we usually think ‘we should have stayed in’…cheaper and usually tastier.. Plus you can stay in your comfy clothes 😉 Can’t wait to give this one a try. Looks awesome, my friend! XOXO

  16. It looks like a wonderful meal! Sweet and spicy is one of my favourite combo of flavours.

  17. Pretty dish! And pretty tasty, too, I’ll bet. Wonderful recipe — thanks so much.

  18. allie says:

    SHASHI — I know I’ve been MIA for a while. Coming to the surface now. 🙂 Have missed you and your awesome recipes. This Smithfield pork recipe looks incredible. We love tender Smithfield pork at our house. The caramelized sweet and spicy sauce — so tempting! I’m glad you have more time on your hands now without yard work and it will be fun to see how you vertical garden, hope you’ll tell us all about it. Container gardening is pretty cool and I have no doubt your green thumb will be itching to get on with it. Hope all is well and you are enjoying spring. That season has arrived on the calendar here but not in reality for us in NH. Hope SPRINGS eternal. XOXO