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Quick and Easy Hawaiian Pork Chops. Pan fried pork chops simmered in a sweet and tangy Hawaiian sauce. Ready in under 25 minutes!

Tongs picking up a quick and easy Hawaiian Pork Chop from a baking sheet.

Hi guys! It’s Kelley back from Chef Savvy! Today I am sharing these AMAZING Hawaiian Pork Chops! This is a quick and easy dish that is perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all this dish is ready in under 25 minutes!

The thinly sliced pork chops do not take long to cook. I brown them on both sides then let them simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes. The result is a super juicy and tender pork chop!

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The best thing about this dish is the sauce. It’s sweet, thick and tangy. It’s a combination of soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic & ginger.

I love to serve this dish with rice to soak up all of that extra sauce. I also use the leftovers for pork and pineapple fried rice! Enjoy!

Tongs picking up a pork chop out of a an of finished pork chops.

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Hawaiian Pork Chops

5 from 10 votes
Quick and Easy Hawaiian Pork Chops. Pan fried pork chops simmered in a sweet and tangy Hawaiian sauce. Ready in under 25 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds thin pork chops there were about 8 thinly sliced pork chops in my package
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 15 ounce can pineapple slices (including the liquid), divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • chopped parsley for garnish if desired


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  • Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Add pork to the hot skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until each side is nice and browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In a large measuring cup combine soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and only the pineapple juice (reserve the slices for later). Set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the large skillet. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the pork back to the sauce.
  • In a small bowl mix together cornstarch and water.
  • Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet and stir.
  • Add in the reserved pineapple slices and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened and pork reaches 145 degrees. The thin pork do not take very long.
  • Serve immediately with chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 802mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Sauce adapted from Creme De La Crumb

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About Kelley Simmons

Kelley is the photographer and chef behind Chef Savvy. She has a background in culinary arts and Kelley has always been a foodie. She loves cooking thai food and exploring new restaurants on the East Coast. She resides in Delaware with her dog daisy.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! I also used ground ginger, added red pepper, carrots and onion. I used 8 oz chunk pineapple. For the liquid, I used the pineapple juice and made up the difference in water to what the recipe called for. Perfect sweetness and taste!

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this with a few additions per previous reviews. Add diced red bell pepper, red onions and used pineapple chunks as that was what we had. Very good!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is excellent. I used ground ginger because that is what I had and fresh pineapple with canned some pineapple juice. Will definitely make again.

  4. 5 stars
    Ok, did the resipy but added green peppers onions and pickled spicy carrots. Oh my God this slapped butt cheeks. I served it on rice with steamed broccoli with a sprinkle of aged asiago cheese. Dam no complaints in this house

  5. This is the start of a good recipe, however, it needs adjustments. The sauce when made according to directions is overwhelmingly sweet like a tangy condensed syrup. Cutting the ketchup, brown sugar and soy sauce in half and adding a splash of chicken broth made it palatable. Also, grilling/ browning the pineapple on your stovetop will give it a caramelized flavor and add color. I sauteed a red and orange bell pepper to add with the pineapple at the end. I served this with rice cooked in unsweetened coconut milk and water (1/2 each). My husband really enjoyed it.