Hawaiian Pork Chops Recipe

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Shelly Published: May 14, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Hawaiian Pork Chops

Pork chops take on some unbelievable flavors when simmered in a Hawaiian-inspired sauce that has pineapples, ginger, ketchup, and soy sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2tbspoil,divided
  • salt and pepper
  • lbsthin pork chops
  • ½cuplow sodium soy sauce
  • ¼cupketchup
  • ¼cuplight brown sugar
  • 15ozpineapple slices,can, including the liquid, divided
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspginger,minced
  • 1tspcornstarch
  • 1tbspwater
  • parsley for garnish,chopped, if desired


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.

  2. 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.

  3. In a large measuring cup combine soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and only the pineapple juice (reserve the slices for later). Set aside.

  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the large skillet. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute.

  5. Pour in the sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the pork back to the sauce.

  6. In a small bowl mix together cornstarch and water.

  7. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the skillet and stir.

  8. Add in the reserved pineapple slices and simmer for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened and pork reaches 145 degrees F. The thin pork do not take very long.

  9. Serve immediately with chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.


  • Calories: 321.40kcal
  • Fat: 15.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.70g
  • Fiber: 1.46g
  • Sugar: 15.12g
  • Protein: 26.15g
  • Cholesterol: 78.24mg
  • Sodium: 921.91mg
  • Calcium: 52.76mg
  • Potassium: 606.56mg
  • Iron: 1.52mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.84mg
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