Basil Baked Chops for Two Recipe

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In this recipe, basil enhances the naturally delicious flavors of pork and vegetables. I like to make this dish during the summer months when fresh zucchini is abundant.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 pork chops (7 ounces each), trimmed
  • 2 sheets heavy-duty aluminum foil (18 inches x 12 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 230 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable


  1. Place each pork chop in the center of a piece of foil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Top with zucchini, carrots and onion. Sprinkle with basil. Bring opposite long edges of foil together over the top of vegetables and fold down several times. Fold the short ends toward the food and crimp tightly to prevent leaks. Place foil pouches on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until pork juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Basil Baked Chops for Two in Country Pork 1996, p72

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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