Easy Recipe For The Week – Baked Honey Mustard French Chops



  • 1/2 kilo French cut pork chops, 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried rosemary and thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic


  1. In a bowl, combine all of the marinade ingredients well. Dip each chop into the marinade, making sure all the meat is coated, before putting into deep dish.
  2. Once all chops have been dipped in the marinade, pour the marinade over the chops and place the dish with the chops in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  3. Once marinated, remove from marinade and prepare to sear.
  4. Heat up two tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy skillet and sear each chop for 2 minutes on each side. Make sure to also sear the edges of the chops by holding these upright on these sides as these are being seared.
  5. Place each seared chop on a baking rack placed on top of a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
  7. Remove from oven and serve with the drippings poured on top or on the side.


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