Italian Rubbed Pork Chops Recipe
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Italian Rubbed Pork Chops Recipe

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A perky garlic and herb rub adds pizzazz to these juicy chops that will have everyone at the table licking their lips. "They're special enough for company, too...and so easy to prepare," notes Kathleen Taugher of East Troy, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 149 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; rub over pork chops. Place in a 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered, at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Rubbed Pork Chops in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p45

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Very very tasty! My family and I loved them! Healthy & Delicious!"

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