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Paprika Lime Pork Chops

This is a quick and easy meal, great for a weeknight. The tang of lime complements the mild spiciness of paprika. Feel free to substitute with hot chili powder to increase heat.


  • 5 pork chops (or about 2 to 3 lbs of pork chops)
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp paprika powder (may substitute with hot chili powder if preferred)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 limes, juiced (or juice of 1 lemon)
  • 1 handful cilantro (for garnish)


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle half of dry ingredients on each side of meat.
  3. Distribute oil over over top of powders placed on top of pork to prevent burning. May use oil spray if more convenient.
  4. Grease baking pan before placing thawed porkchops.
  5. Sprinkle juice of 1 lime over pork. Save juice of other lime as garnish after meat is cooked.
  6. Place meat in preheated 375F oven until meat is cooked to desired tenderness.
  7. Serve warm with cilantro as garnish with a side of lemon potatoes or steamed rice.


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