Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

This sweet and spicy pork chops skillet dish is made with with chunks of pineapple, onion, red pepper and jalapeno slices. This is an easy meal that can be on your table in 30 minutes!

sweet and spicy pork in a iron skillet

Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Ready for a tasty dish that can be quickly prepared? Well, I’m always on the hunt for more easy family dishes like this low carb chicken casserole or one-pot or skillet meals like this easy sweet and spicy pork dish to make mid-week!

This skillet meal is made with simple and fresh ingredients that tastes great, is WAAAY better than ordering out, and quite nutritious too!

sweet and spicy pork with pineapple topping on a brown plate

Simple Pork Chop Recipe

This recipe is from Rachael Ray’s cookbooks.

I love the way she writes her recipes with guidance like “eyeball it” or “pour EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil) twice around the pan!”

Now those wing-it instructions are what REAL cooking is all about! She gives the reader the basics and encourages us to adjust the seasoning and ingredients to what we like!

Cut pieces of sweet and spicy pork

Pork the Other White Meat

Pork is low in fat and calories just like chicken and turkey. In addition, pork also cooks quickly too!

Mix up your menu plan with pork! This skillet meal is a nice transition from poultry dishes that we tend to eat several times a week.

I happen to think that Rachel created this recipe to suit my tastebuds perfectly, please adjust to your preference.

For more spicy heat add an extra few slices of jalapeños. Prefer more pineapple? Go ahead and sweeten it up with more pineapple chunks!

This dish takes no time to cook and is pretty enough to share with guests!

What Goes With Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Sweet and spicy pork chops are a meal in itself, but for something a little extra serve with sticky rice or cauliflower mash.

sweet and spicy pork with red pepper on onion on a tan plate

Other Pork Recipes to Try!

Looking for more pork recipes?  Give these a try:

Cast iron skillet with sweet and spicy pork chops

Sweet and Spicy Pork

Simple sweet and spick pork chops skillet meal is ready to be served in 30 minutes. Delicious family meal as well as a quick dish for entertaining.
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Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asian, cast iron, pork, skillet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 1-1/2 inch thick boneless center-cut pork chops
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 8- ounce can pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • parsley leaves for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Generously season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to skillet and sear for 2 minutes on each side. Remove pork and place on a baking dish and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • While pork is cooking. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet. cook onions, garlic, bell peppers, jalapeños and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables soften (3-4 minutes). Add the pineapple with the juice and chicken stock. Place pork back in the skillet with the vegetables and pineapple and cook for about 3 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g


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Sweet and spicy pork recipe credit: 365: No Repeats, Rachael Ray, 2005

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  1. It has been so cold and dreary here, this colorful pork dish was the perfect winter pick me up! Thank you for the great recipe!

  2. I adore the combination of sweet and savory and this pork hits my favorite flavor notes. It looks so fresh and delicious and flavorful!

  3. This is amazing quick and perfect for a busy family like mine! Lately with my new job I’ve been getting take out more frequently and I hate having to do this but this quick and delicious meal has added time for my family to enjoy a good home cooked meal together! Thank you

    1. I’m so glad this worked for your family! Busy weeks can get crazy, and this really doesn’t take a lot of time to put together. Thanks for stopping by and congratulations on the new job 🙂