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Basil Orange Chops

 Basil Orange Chops
This is a delicious main course that comes together easily when time is short. It's special enough for company!—Lori Blevins, Douglasville, Georgia
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 105 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.