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Chuletas con Salsa de Cilantro (Pork Chops with Cilantro Sauce) served on a white platter and topped with slices of lime.
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Chuletas con Salsa de Cilantro (Pork Chops with Cilantro Sauce)

These Chuletas con Salsa de Cilantro (Pork Chops with Cilantro Sauce) are highly flavorful and hyper delicious! Seared thin pork chops, topped with a garlic cilantro salsa and served on the dinner table in under fifteen minutes! Perfect for a week night meal!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Cilantro Salsa, Grilled Pork Chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 4-6 thin pork chops rinsed
  • adobo sprinkled on both sides of pork chops
  • garlic powder sprinkled on both sides of pork chops
  • paprika sprinkled on both sides of pork chops
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil for cooking pork chops

Cilantro Garlic Salsa

  • handful of fresh cilantro rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • cup light olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • After rinsing pork chops, season by sprinkling adobo, garlic and paprika on both sides.

Grilling Pork Chops

  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a grill cast iron skillet.
    Brush on pan or use a paper towel to spread oil on pan.
  • Heat pan to medium high heat and add pork chops.
    Cook on each side for 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip over and cook for another 5 minutes or so.
    Remove from pan and set aside.

To Fry Pork Chops

  • Add about a 1/3 of a cup of vegetable oil to a skillet.
    Bring oil to a medium heat.
  • When oil is hot, carefully add pork chops and quickly cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Flip pork chops over and cook again for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Drain pork chops on paper towels and set aside.

Cilantro Garlic Salsa

  • Add garlic cloves, cilantro and oil to a blender or small food chopper.
  • Blend ingredients for a few seconds or until a smooth salsa forms.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and stir.

Serving Pork Chops

  • Top pork chops with salsa and serve with a side of your choice.


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Serving: 6g | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg