Pork Chops Recipe with Smashed Chickpeas

Pork chops with sweet and sour smashed chickpeas

  • serves 2
  • Easy

For a quick and delicious midweek dinner, check out this recipe for succulent pork chops. The marinated chickpeas offer a real mix of sweet and sour flavours and it only takes 20 minutes to make. Easy!



  • olive oil
  • red onion 1, halved and thinly sliced
  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • chicken stock 100ml
  • chickpeas 400g tin
  • flat-leaf parsley a small handful,, chopped
  • pork chops 2


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and cook the onion in a big pinch of salt until really soft (about 10 minutes). Add the vinegar, sugar and a splash of stock and simmer for 3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the chickpeas until heated through, then roughly smash them with the back of a fork. Season then stir through the parsley.

  • Step 3

    Heat a griddle or frying pan to hot and season the chops well. Hold the chop with tongs, fat-side down in the pan first, to render it and crisp up, then griddle or fry for 5-7 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Rest for 3-4 minutes, covered in foil, then stir any juices into the chickpeas and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 553
  • Fat 27.9g
  • Saturates 7.9g
  • Carbs 26.2g
  • Sugars 6.9g
  • Fibre 8.4g
  • Protein 45g
  • Salt 0.8g