This recipe for Crock-Pot Sweet Asian Pork Chops is a fast and easy slow cooker recipe that makes delicious and juicy pork chops with a great sweet Asian flavor. Serve over white or brown rice with steamed vegetables for a dinner the whole family will adore!
Crock-Pot Sweet Asian Pork Chops
Every other Sunday I sit down and plan out two weeks of meals for my family of 7. To make meal planning easier we have set nights for each day of the week.
Our Meal Plan Themes:
- Monday – Casserole or One Pot Meal
- Tuesday – Asian or Italian
- Wednesday – Breakfast For Dinner or Light And Easy (salads, sandwiches, that sort of thing)
- Thursday – Kid Friendly (Mac N Cheese, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Spaghetti, Quesadillas, etc.)
- Friday – Mexican or Soup & Salad
- Saturday – Crock-Pot
- Sunday – Big Family Dinner (with grown children, boyfriend, and occasionally friends join us)
As you can see, Saturday is the one dedicated day that I cook a Crock-Pot meal. This is usually the day I cook recipes for the blog. But I sometimes make dinner in the slow cooker other days too. Plus I usually make desserts or non-entree recipes during the day when the kids are not at home. When the kids are in school I usually have more time to play in the kitchen.
When I meal plan I base our meals on what I have already in the pantry and deep freezer. I check over the sales circulars for any stellar deals and then we go shopping.
Confession…my husband usually does our weekly grocery shopping. 🙂
Currently we have a lot of delicious and juicy pork chops that I got when Zaycon Fresh was have one of their awesome sales so I knew pork chops was going to be on the menu.
My family loves Asian flavors and while this Sweet Asian Pork Chops is probably not authentic Asian food it has some really yummy Asian inspired flavors and my crew ate it right up!
I served the pork chops with some steamed brown rice and broccoli and everyone loved drizzling some of the delicious sauce from the pork chops (that gets thickened up on the stove-top with some cornstarch) over their rice and veggies.
I decided to use my 3.5 casserole slow cooker simply because it was already out on my counter because I used it the day before for another recipe. But this really can be cooked in 6 quart or larger oval slow cooker too. The nice thing about the rectangular shape of the casserole slow cooker is that you get a lot of flat surface area and the pork chops don’t have to overlap in the slow cooker.
While I was making up the sauce for this recipe I went ahead and doubled it up and threw another batch of pork chops in a freezer bag, poured half of the doubled sauce mixture over the pork chops and sealed the bag up and labeled the bag and threw it in the freezer. That way when I know I have a busy day ahead of me I can thaw the freezer meal in the kitchen sink with some cool water just until I can easily remove the pork from the bag and into my slow cooker and let it cook away. Then just thicken up the sauce before I am ready to serve.