Orange Basil Chops Recipe
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Orange Basil Chops Recipe

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For the entree, Bernadette Bennett contributes her mouthwatering Orange Basil Chops. The no-fuss pork chops and simple sauce come together easily on the stovetop in one skillet, so cleanup is a breeze. With its hints or orange, garlic and basil, it's tasty main dish that impresses company yet is ready in no time.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  1. Combine the first five ingredients; set aside. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in butter. Add orange juice mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Remove pork to a serving platter and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orange Basil Chops in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p14

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 15, 2010

I browned the chops really well, then let them simmer in the sauce with the lid on, for about an hour. Each time the sauce reduced, I would add a little water and put the lid back on. This made them VERY tender and the family loved them.

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