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Orange Pork Chops Recipe

Orange Pork Chops Recipe

I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to "spice up" a standard dish. When I fixed these pork chops for the first time, my husband—who has a hearty appetite for down-home cooking—commented, "You can make this anytime!" We have a 5-month-old son, and he's already showing signs he'll take after his dad in the eating department. Our daughters, 6 and 8 , help me with the cooking. So it's a good thing that I have a large recipe collection!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides. Add water, paprika, pepper and 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 35 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, grate peel from the stem end of the orange, then cut six slices from the other end. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium-high, combine 1 tablespoon peel, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, cloves and remaining salt. Stir in juice. Cook and stir until thickened. Add orange slices, cover and remove from the heat. To serve, top chops with sauce and orange slices. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 2-1/2 meat, 1/2 fruit; also; 208 calories, 522 mg sodium, 50 mg cholesterol, 9 gm carbohydrate, 18 gm protein, 11 gm fat.

Reviews for Orange Pork Chops

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"Very yummy! And different."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"this is very tasty recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"taste' great"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I really loved it!!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Taste good"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Very easy and loved it! Cut the sugar back a little bit though"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"I would probably cut the sugar to 1/4 cup just because we are trying to eat healthier but the sauce was amazing. It would be good on chicken also."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for many years. Sometimes I double the sauce and and drizzle it over steamed rice. My family loves this recipe and so do I!"

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"It's a little on the sweet side, but my family and I loved it! I can see why it is award winning!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Super tasty! Orange sauce is also great on fresh steamed veggies!"

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"These were wonderful! The only thing I would like to try is after browning them putting them in the slow cooker. They would be more tender."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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