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Lightly Sweet and Savory Pork Chops Recipe in the Ninja Foodi Lightly Sweet and Savory Pork Chops Recipe in the Ninja Foodi

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Lightly Sweet and Savory Pork Chops Recipe in the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Lucas Johnson

These pork chops, oh boy! Marinated in a sweet and savory mix, then seared and baked to perfection in my trusty Ninja Foodi. They're juicy, flavorful, and a total crowd-pleaser.

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Pork chops, right? Simple, but can be life-changing when done right. This recipe I've perfected brings together sweet with a hint of savory - a balance that's hard to resist. It's no rocket science, but the end result is a meal you'll keep coming back to. Let's dive in.

Ingredients You'll Need for This Delightful Pork Chop Recipe

  • Boneless pork chops: Tender cuts of meat that cook quickly and absorb flavors well, perfect for this recipe's sweet and savory marinade.
  • Soy sauce: Adds depth of flavor and saltiness to the marinade, enhancing the umami taste of the pork chops.
  • Honey: Provides a touch of sweetness to balance the savory flavors, creating a delicious glaze for the pork chops.
  • Olive oil: Used for searing the pork chops and adding richness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
  • Garlic powder: Infuses the pork chops with a warm, savory flavor, complementing the sweetness of the honey in the marinade.
  • Onion powder: Adds a subtle onion flavor to the marinade, enhancing the overall depth of taste in the dish.

Essential Tools and Equipment for Making Pork Chops in the Ninja Foodi

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines air crisping and baking functions for a quick and efficient cooking process.
  • Small bowl: Used for mixing the marinade to infuse flavor into the pork chops.
  • Tongs: Essential for flipping and handling the pork chops during the cooking process.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Marinate pork chops in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat Ninja Foodi on the sauté setting and add olive oil.
  4. Sear pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Change Ninja Foodi setting to bake at 375°F (190°C) and cook for 12-15 minutes or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  6. Let the pork chops rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 600 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 9 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing Your Pork Chop Dish

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Marinate the pork chops as per the recipe instructions and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Freezing Instructions

  • After marinating, place the pork chops in a freezer-safe bag, remove excess air, seal, and label.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

Did you know that marinating pork chops in a mixture of soy sauce and honey not only adds flavor but also helps tenderize the meat, making it juicier and more delicious? So, don't skip the marinating step in this lightly sweet and savory pork chops recipe in the ninja foodi! Your taste buds will thank you.

Common Questions About Preparing Pork Chops in the Ninja Foodi

FAQ:
Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute bone-in pork chops for boneless ones. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I use a different type of meat with this marinade?
Absolutely! This marinade works well with chicken, beef, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.
Is there a substitute for soy sauce if I have a soy allergy?
You can use tamari or coconut aminos as a soy sauce alternative in this recipe.
Can I grill the pork chops instead of using the Ninja Foodi?
Yes, you can grill the marinated pork chops on an outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan for a delicious charred flavor.
How long can I marinate the pork chops for?
It is best to marinate the pork chops for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat, but you can marinate them for up to 24 hours for a stronger flavor.

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