braised pork chops in cider

braised pork chops in cider

Braising is a cooking technique that involves browning meat and then simmering it in a flavorful liquid until it becomes tender and delicious. One of the best meats to braise is pork chops, as they become incredibly juicy and tender when cooked this way.

Here is a simple yet delicious recipe for braised pork chops in cider that will leave you craving for more.


– 4 thick-cut pork chops
– Salt and pepper
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 onion, thinly sliced
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 cup apple cider
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon honey
– Fresh thyme sprigs


1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Brown the pork chops on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

4. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and garlic. Cook until soft and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.

5. Stir in the apple cider, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and honey. Bring to a simmer.

6. Return the pork chops to the skillet and nestle them in the liquid. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme.

7. Cover the skillet with a lid and let the pork chops braise for about 30-40 minutes, or until they are cooked through and tender.

8. Serve the braised pork chops with the cider sauce spooned over the top. Enjoy with your favorite side dishes.

The combination of the sweet apple cider, tangy mustard, and savory pork chops creates a deliciously comforting meal that is perfect for a cozy night in. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself just how tender and flavorful braised pork chops can be.