pork chops in a skillet with garlic on a wood table

Apple Cider Pork Chops

These apple cider pork chops are juicy and flavorful because they’re marinated in hard apple cider and garlic. An easy & impressive dinner!

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour marinating time
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes 1 hour marinating time
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American



  1. Add the pork chops, 10 oz. of the hard cider, olive oil, honey, garlic cloves, salt and pepper to a large bowl with a lid or zip-top bag. Marinate in the fridge for at least one hour or up to overnight.
  2. When you’re ready to cook the pork, remove it from the fridge and let it come to almost room temperature on the counter before cooking it. This helps is cook more evenly and stay tender.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot, remove the pork chops from the mariade, letting the excess drip off them, but don’t rinse them or wipe the marinade off.
  4.  Lay the pork chops in the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches about 160F.
  5. Turn the burner off and add the remaining 2 oz. of hard cider to the pan to deglaze it and provide some liquid for serving. Enjoy!


Keywords: pork, pork chop, cider, apple cider, hard cider