We love anything that is flavored with Teriyaki and especially pork. These "Teriyaki Pork Chops" are really very easy, but the flavor is just wonderful. There is a Japanese restaurant in our city that we love to eat at and one of the chefs told me the key to good teriyaki sauce is pineapple juice. They make their own and it's really the best. Any time I make anything 'teriyaki' I add some pineapple juice to it. The acid in it is also a natural meat tenderizer. Here is what you will need for these yummy pork chops:
5-6 boneless pork loin chops (1/4 -1/2 inch is best)
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (I use Kikkoman)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
Sprinkle the chops on both sides with the seasoned salt and lemon pepper. In a heavy skillet with lid, brown the chops on both sides in the olive oil.
In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce and brown sugar. Pour over the chops. Pour 2 cups of water around the sides of the skillet. The liquid should just cover the chops, so if you need a bit more add some water. Bring to a boil and as soon as it boils, turn down to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops. Turn the chops over half way through to get that glazed look on both sides. If your sauce seems to be getting too thick, add a tad bit of water. The pork chops should be fork tender.
These are great served with fried rice or rice pilaf or Twice Baked Potato Casserole!