Garlic-Soy Pork Chops

I cook this when I have nothing in the house and have nothing prepared. It is pretty quick. I sometimes do not even marinate an hour before. I like it because it is salty (good to replenish salt, since I lose a lot due to exercise and having cystic fibrosis), a good source of protein and very satisfying. Plus, these are four ingredients that I usually have at home, aside from chops. It's easy and delicious.

by Andrea E.

Nutrition information

Servings: 2

Amount per serving

  • 420
  • 2720mg
  • 44g
  • 65mg


  • 2 center cut pork chops (3/4" to 1" thickness preferred)
  • 1/3 c sake
  • 1/4 c Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • Add All Ingredients


Step 1
Line a shallow pan with tin foil.

Step 2
Place soy sauce and sake in pan and add pork chops to marinate for one hour, turn over after 30 minutes. Keep in fridge while marinating.

Step 3
After an hour peel garlic cloves and put them through a garlic press.

Step 4
Take pressed garlic and put in the pork chops, distributing over the tops of both chops.

Step 5
Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon rosemary on top of chops.

Step 6
Place in broiler at 500 degrees for 5-10 minutes to sear and cook (depending on thickness of chop, time could be less).

Step 7
Turn over and add garlic and rosemary to the other side of chop. Cook second side about 5-10 minutes and then check with meat thermometer. Should read 160-170 degrees in middle of chop.

Step 8
Good with mashed potatoes, greens (sautéed kale w/garlic) and applesauce.