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Flavorful Braised Pork Chops Recipe

Flavorful Braised Pork Chops Recipe

"I'm always looking for recipes that are low-calorie and sugar- and salt-free to fix for my husband—he's diabetic and prone to high blood pressure," writes Shirley Antaya of Arab, Alabama, who shared the recipe for these tender chops.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth


  • 1. Combine seasonings; sprinkle over pork chops. In a nonstick skillet, cook chops in oil until browned on both sides. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until tender. Remove meat and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 2 tablespoons gravy equals 180 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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