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Honey-Lime Pork Chops Recipe

Honey-Lime Pork Chops Recipe

I really appreciate how easy it is to prepare these juicy pork chops. Marinating them overnight seasons them wonderfully. They're sure to be requested often by family and friends. —Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first four ingredients. Add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chops, 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.
  • 3. For sauce, combine the broth, garlic, honey, lime juice, browning sauce and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into broth mixture. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 pork chop with 2 tablespoons sauce) equals 200 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 884 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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