Basil Orange Chops Recipe
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Basil Orange Chops Recipe

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This is a delicious main course that comes together easily when time is short. It's special enough for company!—Lori Blevins, Douglasville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 105 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops and onion over medium heat in oil until no longer pink. Stir in the orange juice, peel and basil. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until meat juices run clear. Remove chops and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Orange Chops in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p7

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chimmy171 User ID: 6445574 204547
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I thought it was ok, it was missing something. I added some soy sauce to it. We ate it with rice and a side veggies."

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