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Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops Recipe

Herb-Rubbed Pork Chops Recipe

When company‘s coming and time is short, Sharon Denton in Mount Airy, Maryland relies on this surefire recipe. “It’s healthy, economical and so easy to fix. I just love it,“ she says. But the best recommendation of all? “I‘ve never served these chops without being asked for the recipe!" TASTY TIP: Sharon likes to serve her tasty pork chops with onion-flavored rice, green beans and marinated tomatoes for a fast, fresh and delicious summer spread!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, marjoram, sage, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Brush both sides of pork chops with 1 teaspoon oil; rub with herb mixture.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chops in remaining oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm. Add broth and sherry or additional broth to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil.
  • 3. Return chops to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve chops with pan juices. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons pan juices equals 221 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 282 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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