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March 23, 2018

Recipe: Pork Chops with Orange-Soy Sauce

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Tangy flavor, satisfying meal — and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

 

 

This pork chop recipe produces a satisfying meal without much complicated prep work. The chops cook quickly, making them ideal for a weeknight dinner when everyone’s hungry and nobody has time to labor in the kitchen for hours.

For a well-rounded meal, pair this recipe with a side of brown rice and a vegetable — try some steamed broccoli for its rich green color, or some spicy bok choy for a crunchy contrast to the pork chops.  Be sure to use an oven-safe pan when cooking the pork chops.

 

 

Raw pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper on a baking sheetIngredients

1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
4 bone-in pork chops, trimmed of fat
¼ teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons canola oil

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine orange juice, soy sauce, garlic and thyme in a small bowl and set aside.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper.

 

 

Pork chops cooking in skillet

Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and sear until browned, 1-2 minutes per side.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake the chops until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Transfer chops to a plate and keep them warm.

 

Orange-soy sauce for pork chops, simmering in iron skillet
Add the orange juice mixture to the pan; cook over high heat until the sauce is reduced by half, 3-5 minutes.

 

 

Pork chop glazed in orange-soy sauce, plated with cooked peas and carrots
Return the chops to the skillet to heat through, turning to coat them in sauce. Serve chops with pan sauce.

 

Recipe: Pork Chops with Orange-Soy Sauce
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Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, trimmed of fat
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine orange juice, soy sauce, garlic and thyme in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and sear until browned, 1-2 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake the chops until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  6. Transfer chops to a plate and keep them warm.
  7. Add the orange juice mixture to the pan; cook over high heat until the sauce is reduced by half, 3-5 minutes.
  8. Return the chops to the skillet to heat through, turning to coat them in sauce. Serve chops with pan sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pork chop Calories: 176 Fat: 8 grams Saturated fat: 2 grams Sodium: 325 milligrams Fiber: 0 grams Protein: 20 grams

 

 

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