Vietnamese-Spiced Pork Chops

This Cooking Light recipe was good for a quick weeknight dinner, especially when grilling season is over and we typically like to grill our pork chops. We did brine the chops for about an hour prior to cooking them, which I think always makes a huge difference.  We had this with baby bok choy for a very low cal and carb but filling dinner.


  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • Cooking spray

Lightly score a diamond pattern on both sides of pork. Combine sugar and next 6 ingredients (sugar through garlic); rub evenly over pork.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.


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