Sticky Honey Garlic Pork

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork is an easy recipe loaded full of flavor! Thinly sliced pork is sautéd and then simmered with a homemade honey garlic sauce — getting all sticky and delicious.

The result? A mouthwatering fusion of savory and sweet flavors, with a touch of spice. You’ll be surprised at how simple it was to make.

Serve over a bed of rice with cilantro for a bold and super easy weeknight dinner.

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork is an easy recipe loaded full of flavor! Thinly sliced pork is sautéd and then simmered with a homemade honey garlic sauce — getting all sticky and delicious.  

The result? A mouthwatering fusion of savory and sweet flavors, with a touch of spice. You’ll be surprised at how simple it was to make. 

Serve over a bed of rice with cilantro for a bold and super easy weeknight dinner.

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What Cut of Pork to Use

If cooking pork seems like an intimidating task, then this honey garlic pork recipe is for you! Quick, simple, and a darn delicious outcome. 

First things first: what cut of pork works best for this recipe? 

Thin boneless pork loin chops is the answer! These pork chops come thin already, so all that you have to do is cut them into strips. 

If you are using thicker-cut boneless pork chops, then you’ll need to bring out your knife skills to get roughly 1/4″ by 1/4″ strips. 

Cutting the pork into thin strips and cooking them on high heat gives you a quick cook time — while keeping the pork tender. 

Since pork chops are a leaner cut of meat, it is easy for them to become overcooked or dried out. Not the case in this recipe! Just a quick sear and simmer in a honey garlic sauce for some dang good pork.

Homemade Honey Garlic Sauce

After the pork is thinly sliced and ready to go, it’s time to whip up a quick, flavor-loaded sauce! Simple ingredients come together to bring this honey garlic sauce alive. Here’s what is needed:

Soy sauce

This is the liquid base of the sauce. It adds a natural, umami salt flavor and makes the sauce a beautiful deep color!

Honey

A natural sweetener and thickener to the sauce!

Garlic

Freshly chopped or jarred for a delicious garlic flavor.

Sesame oil

Sesame oil adds a scrumptious nutty dimension to the recipe. Definitely worth it.

Crushed red pepper

A little dash of heat to keep your tastebuds singing!

How to Serve Honey Garlic Pork

Serving this honey garlic pork couldn’t get any easier. I served mine on a bed of Cilantro Coconut Rice, and it was perfect! Top with some freshly chopped cilantro and a lime wedge.

Rice

Serve the honey garlic pork over a bed of fluffy white or brown rice for a simple version of this dish.

Noodles

You can’t beat a bowl of saucy noodles. Try udon or soba noodles for this honey garlic pork recipe.

Vegetables

Add steamed or stir-fried vegetables like broccoli, green beans, or carrots for a pop of color (and a little extra nutrition!). Ty

Salad

Let the pork cool completely and serve on a bed of mixed greens. (This is a great option for lunchtime leftovers the next day!)

Sandwich

Slice open a soft roll or a crusty baguette. Add some thin cucumber, carrot slices, and a bit of mayonnaise or aioli to complete the sandwich.

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Sticky Honey Garlic Pork


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

Sticky Honey Garlic Pork is a quick and delicious recipe loaded full of flavor! Thinly sliced pork is sautéd with a homemade homemade honey garlic sauce that gets all sorts of sticky in the best ways. Serve over a bed of rice for the perfect meal!


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound thin boneless pork chops, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, sesame oil and crushed red pepper until combined.
  2. Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add the thinly sliced pork to the pan and quickly sauté on each side for a couple minutes. Remove the pork from the pan.
  3. Add the sauce to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for about 5 minutes. Add the pork back into the sauce and toss to coat. Cook for a few minutes more, or until the pork is cooked through and coated in the sauce. The sauce also thickens up quite a bit once the heat is off.
  4. Serve on a bed of rice with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Thinly slicing the pork helps keep it tender and cook faster.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 2036mg
  • Fat: 16.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 22.2g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg

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6 Comments

  1. Germaine

    Can you use any protein for this dish and also add ones favorite vegetable to it.

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  2. Martha

    I sliced some pork loin into really thin slices (1/8″ or less); same with some chicken. Should I just cook the meat in the prepared sauce? I feel it would not need any cooking other than in the sauce since it is so thin?

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  3. Nicole

    Made this for dinner and it was a hit! Even my picky 8 year old finished it all! Will definetly be making this often!

    Reply
  4. Jeanette Archer

    Made this dish in my electric skillet for easy clean up. Doubled the sauce, and served it over rice. I added sweet baby bell peppers and mushrooms. OMG! it was delicious!! I’m going to try with chicken next time since my pork chop slices were a little over cooked.(I forgot to pull it). Might add broccoli too.

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    • KJ

      Sounds like a delicious dinner! Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Danielle Garcia

    My sauce never thickened ☹️

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