Crispy Honey Mustard Pork

Crispy Honey Mustard Pork Chops are crispy, crunchy, and ready in less than 15 minutes for an easy weeknight meal.

259 CAL 12g CARBS 10g FAT 29g PROTEIN
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Crispy Pork Chops with honey mustard and breadcrumb coating are a fast and healthy dinner everyone loves. Serve it alongside some Crispy Turnip Fries with extra honey mustard or Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts.

Mmmmmm...honey mustard is the bomb, isn't it? I mean, who invented it anyway? Some kitchen genius, that's who. I'm certain of it. And, I'm so glad they did because I plan to use it to its full potential.

There are so many things I love about this particular recipe, though. I mean, to start — we're working with some oven-baked crispy pork. That in and of itself is really hard to beat. Then you go and add honey mustard and rosemary?! Well, that just makes this really special, guys. Like, really, really, special. As in, you could totally make this for company and blow them away.

Other than the deliciousness of this recipe, which is just hard to overstate, this dish is also super easy to make. Which means, if you do make it for guests, you will have time to actually talk to them and not be hidden away in the kitchen the whole time. (Don't you hate that? I know I do.)

Crispy pork with a honey mustard breadcrumb coating alongside a simple salad.

Recipe Ideas for Crispy Honey Mustard Pork

I have to say there aren't a ton of ways to customize this dish (since it is pretty straightforward) but I have made a few tweaks now and again.

  • You can use regular mustard and leave out the rosemary depending on your preferences.
  • I like to make up a nice double batch and use the leftovers.
  • I sometimes use thyme or oregano instead of rosemary.
  • You can also use this recipe on skinless, boneless chicken breasts or pork tenderloin (be sure to double it for a tenderloin, and cook it in the oven for easier, more even cooking).
  • Sub panko (or even crushed-up cornflakes) if you don't have breadcrumbs.
  • You can also use pre-seasoned breadcrumbs (like Italian ones) if that makes your job easier.

How do you make these Honey Mustard Pork Chops Spicy?

I love all the things spicy. There are several ways you can make this pork dish spicy.

  • If you have some non-spice-lovers in your house, keep the spices to the side. I like to put out an assortment of hot sauces and some red pepper flakes in case anyone would like a dose of spice.
  • Add the hot sauce or pepper flakes right into either the egg wash or the breadcrumb mixture (depending on if you go sauce or spice).
  • Even some cracked black pepper will add enough spice for some. The more you add — the hotter it gets!
  • Swap honey mustard for SPICY mustard and a tablespoon of honey.
  • Cook the pork chops in spicy peppers and serve the peppers on top.
  • Hot pepper jelly would be delish on top of one of these pork chops.

How can I use leftover Crispy Honey Mustard Pork?

  • When I make these, I sometimes make a double batch and use the leftovers for salads. Just heat them up in the oven or toaster oven to keep them crispy.
  • You can also eat these cold on salads — not quite as good in my opinion, but still tasty.
  • Cut these up into slices and make tacos or quesadillas with some Monterey jack or cheddar cheese and lots of condiments.
  • These would be yummy as a protein in a grain bowl with roasted vegetables and some extra honey mustard dressing.
  • Dice up the pork and add to a lettuce wrap for a low-carb option.
  • Have you ever had a pork sandwich? Now's as good a time as ever!
  • Cut pork chops and add them to cold, cooked rice noodles or other pasta and add to that some diced bell peppers, shaved red onions, quartered cherry tomatoes, and a little extra honey mustard dressing.

Honey mustard pork chops with a crispy coating on a white plate with two forks.

What is honey mustard made of?

If you'd like to make your own honey mustard, we can do that, too. You'll need:

  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey (more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 salt and pepper just to taste

Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk or stir together well. If it's too thick, you can add water. Use this mixture when the recipe calls for honey mustard.

This also makes a wonderful dipping sauce. I love to make up a big batch of this honey mustard and use it to dip just about everything — meat, veggies, pretzels. You name it!

The Recipe
Honey mustard pork with a light breading on a plate with salad.

Crispy Honey Mustard Pork

259 CAL 12g CARBS 10g FAT 29g PROTEIN
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  • 1 lb. boneless, lean pork chops, pounded thin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. honey mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

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Place the pork between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound until twice the size. Season with salt and pepper.


Whisk together the egg, mustard, salt, pepper, and milk. Spread the breadcrumbs on a shallow dish egg and then into the breadcrumbs.


Heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the pork and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 pork chop
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259
Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 122mg
Sodium 513mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Debra Lewis
August 26, 2018 - 07:48
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My first week of Slender Kitchen recipes and loved this one recipe! I made the recipe as written and wouldn't change a thing. It serves 4, so I have leftovers for lunches or dinner -- Perfect!
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