Garlic Pork Bites are cubed seasoned pork chops that are pan-seared and then smothered in a creamy garlic sauce. If you love pork, be sure to try my Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites.
Garlic Pork Bites
Garlic Pork Bites are hearty enough for the main course. Serve them with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans or asparagus for a complete and satisfying meal. Pork chops are cubed, seasoned with onion powder, salt, and pepper, and pan-seared. Then, the creamy garlic sauce is made. The pork is added to the sauce and is delicious just like that or over a plate of pasta.
Pork Bites Ingredients
Pork: I cubed 4 pork chops, which were about 2 pounds of pork. Then, I seasoned them with onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Garlic Sauce: This is a thick sauce that is made with butter and heavy cream, flavored with garlic.
How to Cook the Pork
The first thing to do in this recipe (after cutting the pork into bite-sized pieces) is to season the pork. Season the pieces with onion powder, salt, and pepper. Then, heat oil in a large skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned pork to the skillet to sear on all sides until cooked through. The internal temperature of cooked pork is 145°F.
After you have cooked the pork, place it on a plate. Tent the pork with aluminum foil to keep it warm as you make the sauce.
How to Make Garlic Pork Bites
The garlic in this recipe comes in the sauce. To make the sauce, first, in the same skillet you cooked the pork, melt the butter. Next, add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Then, whisk in the flour, continuing to whisk until the mixture is slightly thickened.
Finally, add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for 5-8 minutes. It will thicken as it simmers. Once thickened, add the pork bites to the sauce and toss to coat.
What Kind of Pork to Choose
Pork is one of the most consumed types of meat in the world, and it is a good addition to a healthy diet. Not only is it delicious, but pork is also packed with protein and many vitamins and minerals, so it is obvious why it is so popular! One of my favorite cuts of pork is the pork chop. They can be fried or baked, thin or thick-cut, bone-in, or bone out.
I used boneless pork chops in this recipe. When choosing boneless pork chops, go for the thicker cut (about 1 1/2 inches thick). These are not as easy to overcook as thin-cut chops. Boneless pork chops are lean and have a mild flavor, but don’t worry, they will be full of flavor after being nestled in the garlic sauce!
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Garlic Pork Bites
- 4 boneless (approximately 2 pounds) pork chops, cut into 1-inch pieces (bite-sized)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Season pork evenly with onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- In a large, 12-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add pork and sear for 3-5 minutes on all sides until cooked through (about 13-15 minutes total). Pork is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Remove the pork from the skillet and set it on a plate. Tent it to keep the pork warm.
- In the same skillet, melt butter. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour until slightly thickened.
- Add in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Let the sauce simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until thickened.
- Add pork bites back to the pan and toss them in the sauce to coat. Serve immediately.
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This recipe was good and easy this is my go to when it comes to pork chops
This recipe is good as written but after making it, I believe that a few tips could be incorporated to make it over the top.
First of all use a cast iron pan if you have one. This will guarantee the gravy is brown in color. Second don’t salt and pepper the gravy until after the pork is incorporated. The seasoning of the pork enhances the gravy already and over seasoning is a distinct possibility.
Third, I found the pork to have a chew to them. I myself would prefer them to be a little softer. So next time, I’m going to make the gravy a little more liquidity and place the pork back in to simmer to soften it up. As it cooks the sauce will thicken back up to a good consistency.
I served it with egg noodles and green beans. A keeper recipe, easy and fast.
This was sooooo delicious! Definitely going to be on the rotation for dinner!
I made it for dinner last night and it tasted great! We ate it with noodles and green beans. I will definitely make it again! Thank you.
One of my favorite things to do with pork now! The lemon is such an amazing touch at the end. This recipe is perfect. I get a 4-5lb pork roast and cut it into the cubes. Cheaper than pork chops and works perfectly.
Great with rice or pasta.
Yum! My gravy wasn’t as brown for whatever reason, but the flavor was great! We are garlic lovers, so we added a bit more. As a side we air fried some asparagus! Thanks for the recipe!
I’ve made this twice now for my family and it’s a hit! A new family favorite. It is not complicated at all, but tastes like it is. And the sauce is lick the plate delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Made this last night and it was wonderful! It came out perfect! My husband went on and on about how good it was. Followed the recipe to a tee, and doubled the sauce which was perfect over green beans as well! Thank you.
Made this the other night and my husband and I absolutely fell in love with the sauce. I made some chicken tonight and added some corn starch and thickened it up into a gravy. This will definitely be our go to from now on. Thank you for the delicious recipe.
I don’t leave comments very often of recipe websites but I just had to this recipe was great! I made a couple of changes like instead of lemon I used lime and to season the pork I used cajun seasoning. Either way the food was great. I see a couple of comments of people mentioning the color of their sauce being white I didn’t have that issue. I made the sauce in a regular nonstick pan and left the pork bits that stayed behind after searing the pork from the beginning. It got some color after that but really got the color after mixing in the season cooked pork. Loved this recipe!