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Cajun Orange Pork Chops

 Cajun Orange Pork Chops
“My husband and I are busy and calorie-conscious. This dish is quick, delicious and easy on the waistline.” Plus, it’s bursting with flavor! Patricia Harmon - Baden, PA
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/3 cup
  • marinade into a large resealable bag; add the pork. Seal bag and
  • turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and
  • refrigerate remaining marinade for sauce.
  • In a small saucepan, bring reserved marinade to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Keep warm.
  • Discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel
  • with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill pork,
  • covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5
  • minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat
  • stand for 5 minutes before serving. Brush with sauce. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 183 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber,

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Cajun Orange Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.