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!
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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