One-Skillet Thai Pork Chops & Coconut Rice

One-Skillet Thai Pork Chops & Coconut Rice

One-Skillet Thai Pork Chops & Coconut Rice




  • Thai peanut sauce:
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Coconut rice:
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Peppers and pork:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, stem and seeds removed and sliced
  • 4 pork chops, (boneless or bone-in will work)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, for serving


  1. To make the Thai peanut sauce: place the coconut milk, sweet chili sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger in a food processor and blend.

  2. To make the coconut rice: In a medium pot, add jasmine rice, coconut milk, water and salt over medium-high heat.

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover. Let the rice simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until all of the liquid has been absorbed. I like to stir it every few minutes to make sure the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom.

  4. To make the peppers and pork chops: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and cook until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a plate.

  5. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.

  6. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of your pork chops. Cook until the pork is cooked through and at least 145 degrees F throughout.

  8. Add the Thai peanut sauce to the pan with the pork chops and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until warmed through.

  9. Serve the pork chops topped with bell peppers, Thai peanut sauce, a sprinkle of chopped cilantro, and a side of the coconut rice. Enjoy!

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.