Hawaiian Pork Chops

These flavorful Hawaiian Pork Chops are an easy dinner recipe that will have them running to the table! Juicy pork chops in a sweet and tangy sauce topped with a sweet pineapple ring. Another bonus is that it’s made all in one skillet so clean up is a breeze!

pork chops with pineapple slices in sauce

Why We Love These Hawaiian Pork Chops

Being married for 25 years with two kids, getting dinner on the table some nights (or a lot of nights) can be challenging to say the least. You get stuck in a rut, making the same stuff over and over because it’s familiar and it’s easy, am I right? These Hawaiian Pork Chops are going to help get you out of that dinner rut. They’re easy to make, ridiculously flavorful, and done all in one skillet for easy clean up. What more can you need from a dinner recipe than that?

Ingredients You’ll Need

Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients with amounts needed.

ingredients for making hawaiian pork chops
  • Boneless, center cut pork chops: We’re looking for chops that are about an inch thick. If you get pork chops that are too thick they will end up tough with this quick cooking method.
  • Pineapple Slices: Or rings, the canned version works perfectly, but you can use fresh pineapple as well.
  • Ketchup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garlic: You can use fresh garlic OR garlic paste in the tube like we’ve shown here. We prefer this type of store bought garlic over minced, jarred garlic for it’s fresher flavor.
  • Ginger: Again, you can use ginger paste in a tube or fresh ginger. Ginger can be tricky to peel and mince, so we often go for the tube.
  • Soy Sauce: Low sodium works best, but regular is fine too. It’ll just add a more salty flavor to the sauce, so maybe go a bit lighter on the salt when seasoning the chops.
  • Cornstarch: Mixed with water to thicken the sauce.

How To Make

These pork chops are so easy to make, you only have to get one pan dirty! Step by step photos here will show you how to get this dinner on the table in no time. Head to the recipe card below for complete instructions.

seared pork chops in a skillet
  • Brown the pork chops: Season and brown the pork chops on both sides in a large skillet with oil. Remove the pork chops from the pan and cover with foil to keep warm.
garlic and ginger in skillet with oil
  • Make the sauce: Add garlic and ginger to the same skillet and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
hawaiian sauce in skillet for pork chops
  • Add the ingredients for the sauce (refer to the recipe card) to the skillet and whisk to combine. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, then add a cornstarch slurry to thicken.
pork chops topped with pineapple slices
  • Simmer and finish: Add the pork chops back to the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce. Top each pork chop with a pineapple ring (and more sauce) and let simmer until the pork chops are cooked through.
pork chop topped with sauce and pineapple in skillet

How To Serve

We love serving these Hawaiian Pork Chops with a side of rice to soak up all the delicious sauce. Other side dish options could include steamed broccoli or any other roasted vegetable.

As far as potato options go, a regular baked potato is always a solid choice. We also love adding a side of crispy french fries to also dip into the Hawaiian bbq sauce.

pork chops with pineapple slices and sauce

Can I Make This Recipe In A Slow Cooker?

Yes, you can adapt this pork chop recipe for a slow cooker very easily. I do recommend that you brown the pork chops first for the best flavor instead of adding them directly to the crock pot. We’ve made this recipe both ways and our boys voted for the flavor that comes from browning the pork first.

To make these Hawaiian Pork Chops in a slow cooker, follow the recipe card for browning the pork chops and then add the chops to your slow cooker. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl and them pour over the pork chops, tossing to coat.

Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Add the pineapple slices to the slow cooker on top of the pork. Spoon a little sauce over the pineapple, cover and cook for another 30 minutes.

fork with bite of pork chop with sauce dripping down

A Few More Of Our Favorite Pork Recipes

pork chops with pineapple slices and sauce

Hawaiian Pork Chops

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Hawaiian Pork Chops are a quick and easy dinner, made in one skillet! Juicy pork chops simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce, topped with pineapple.



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 boneless, center cut, (not too thick) pork chops
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder for seasoning the pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger or ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the can of pineapple slices)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Fresh, chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to a large skillet (big enough to hold all 6 of the pork chops) over medium heat.  Season the pork chops on both sides with salt, black pepper and garlic powder (A light dusting on both sides) and then add the to the skillet in a single layer. Brown the chops for 2-3 minutes on each side and then place them on a plate and over with foil.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet and then add the garlic and ginger. Stir and cook for 30 seconds. Add the pineapple juice to the skillet to help deglaze the pan. Next add the soy sauce, ketchup and brown sugar and whisk to combine. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Mix the cornstarch with 1 teaspoon of water and then slowly drizzle into the sauce while whisking. Let the sauce simmer for 30 seconds to thicken, then add the pork chops back to the pan, tossing in the sauce.
  4. Top each pork chop with a pineapple slice (you can also spoon some sauce over the pineapple) and then cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the pork is cooked through. ,the internal temperature of the pork should reach 145 degrees. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, the pork should be just cooked through to a white color (a slight tinge of pink in the center is OK).
  5. Garnish with chopped, fresh parsley if desired.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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