My slow cooker becomes my best friend during the winter! Weeknight dinners are a piece of cake and always taste amazing because they’ve been slowly cooking all day! Plus the slow cooker keeps the house nice and warm! This is a super easy and delicious recipe for teriyaki pork. I like to serve it with brown rice and a side of peas or mixed vegetables!
5 boneless pork chops, about 1-inch thick
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper for seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp cold water
Hot Cooked Brown Rice, for serving
Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Brown the pork chops for 1-2 minutes on each side in the hot oil until golden. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker. Add the garlic to the skillet and stir over medium heat until the garlic is golden. Stir in the soy sauce, broth, brown sugar and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour sauce over pork chops.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours until the meat is tender.
Remove the chops from the slow cooker to a plate. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the slow cooker, with the sauce. Add the chops back to the slow cooker and Cook for 30 minutes longer, until the sauce is slightly thickened.
Serve over brown rice.