5-Spice Pork Chops

5-spice pork chops - confessions of a cooking diva

Have you ever had the Chinese spice 5-spice?  I’ve seen it used a lot in cooking shows, but I’ve never actually cooked with it till now.  The flavor reminds me of black licorice. I’m not a fan of black licorice, but I liked this. Maybe because it has a hint of cinnamon mixed with it.

Let’s face it; sometimes pork chops can be boring. It’s very easy to do the same thing with them every time you make them.  I find a redundancy in my pork chop cooking. I bread them and cook them, but never do much more. Not even a sauce.

So I pulled out the 5-spice and gave it a whirl. These pork chops are moist and packed with flavor, a great combination of sweet and savory.

These take around 5 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake. I always use thin chops with no bone. That’s how we like them. I always cook my pork chops to 165 degrees. I’m super paranoid about not undercooking them. I know some people like them a little pink so cook them to how you like them to be cooked.



5-Spice Pork Chops
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Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 boneless, thin pork chops
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, 5-spice, garlic powder and salt.
  4. Dip each pork chop into the mixture. Make sure each side is well-coated.
  5. Place in casserole dish and cook until no longer pink. At least 30 minutes.


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  1. Wow, this looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe Julie 🙂

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