Pork Chops Recipe with Smashed Chickpeas

Pork chops with sweet and sour 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!


Try these pork chops with chickpeas, then check out our baked pork chops, pork chops in cider, soy-glazed pork chops and more pork chop recipes.



  • 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