This post has been sponsored by Wisconsin Pork Producers Association.
Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops are so easy to prepare. This meal has loads of flavor from pork, veggies, pineapple, and a tangy sauce.
Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops
Simple sheet pan meals are something that I fully embrace during the busiest times of the year. I adore the convenience of fewer pans waiting to be washed after dinner along with the ease of one pan containing everything for a great meal.
Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops is just such a meal, and I’m here to share this tantalizing recipe that is oh so easy. I’ve prepared this recipe after retrieving my kids from the bus stop after school. Dinner was on the table in 30 minutes and everyone fed and happy.
Pork chops find themselves onto my weekly menu frequently. Whether you are using a slow cooker, oven, pressure cooker, grill or as I used a good old sheet pan. There’s nothing complicated about preparing pork. In fact, I’m sharing a tip below to help you figure out the ideal cooking temperature to get delicious pork on your table every time.
My personal preference is to purchase boneless pork chops for this recipe. Be assured you can also use bone-in pork chops when you prepare this meal.
Let’s talk a minute about pork farming in general. Many pork farmers today come from a long line of pork farmers, having the family business continuing on through the generations.
Over the last 50 years, the way farmers raise pigs has changed. Advancements in farming methods, technology and economics have significantly transformed farming. Yet one thing remains constant for farmers: their mission to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner. On farms large and small, livelihoods are tied to the land and to the health of animals in a farmer’s care. Farmers realize that raising healthy pigs by using good farming practices results in safe, high-quality pork products. More information about pig farming is available at PorkCares.org
How do you determine when pork chops are done cooking?
This is an excellent question! The key temperature you are looking for is 145° degrees F.
To check doneness properly, use a digital cooking thermometer to measure the temperature at the thickest part of the cut without touching any bone. Once you have reached the desired internal temperature, remove from heat and let it rest for three minutes.
By following the steps above, your pork will be tender and juicy with a blush of pink color ensuring the maximum amount of flavor.
Visit the National Pork Board to find pork cooking temperature guidelines for a variety of pork cuts. Along with helpful nutritional information.
What do you need to make Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops?
- Boneless pork chops
- Orange and yellow bell pepper
- Red onion
- Olive Oil
- Hoisin Sauce
- Pineapple Juice
- Salt & Pepper
Some tips for making Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops:
- I used 3/4″ boneless pork chops.
- Prep veggies and pineapple earlier in the day and refrigerate. This will save you even more time on a busy night.
- I used fresh pineapple and saved the juice for the sauce.
- Serve over rice.
The next time you need a quick and easy dinner, try Polynesian Sheet Pan Pork Chops! Enjoy!
- 8 boneless pork chops
- 1 orange bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 1/2 of a purple onion, sliced and cut into chunks
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/3 cup Hoisin Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Pineapple Juice
Preheat oven to 400° degrees. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Place pork chop on the sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a bowl combine: bell pepper, red onion, and olive oil. Stir to coat.
Place onto the sheet pan around pork chops.
Place into the preheated oven and cook 10 minutes.
While sheet pan is in the oven. Mix together in a bowl: Hoisin sauce and pineapple juice.
Remove sheet pan and flip pork chops over. Add pineapple pieces onto the sheet pan.
Brush sauce mixture over pork chops, veggies, and pineapple.
Return to oven and cook approximately 5-8 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 145° degrees on a meat thermometer.
Remove from oven and allow pork to rest 5 minutes prior to cutting.
I used 3/4" boneless pork chops. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops used.
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