Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce Recipe
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Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce Recipe

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An unusual combination of cinnamon, chili powder, ginger and maple syrup gives these tender pork chops simply fantastic flavor! No one will believe this recipe is lower in fat. Ruth Gooding - Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 393 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook onion in 2 teaspoons oil until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes. Add ginger; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chops in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the broth, syrup and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove chops and keep warm.
  4. Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve chops with rice and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p57

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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ABiggie User ID: 5510072 163939
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Really good. I added a little garlic and soy sauce to the sauce."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 106441
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"These had an interesting flavor that I found very appealing. I will be making these again."

janeron User ID: 1726882 91716
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"pork chops were tender and flover was good and different because of the spices. I poured the juice on the rice and it was too sweet and the flavor was fair but not yummy."

annaf27 User ID: 5217952 95105
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This recipe is one of our favorites. I made it for our dinner guest and the response was, "It taste like Christmas!"

I usually save this recipe if I want to impress people with my cooking!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 175554
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"These were good and I would make them again, but they just weren't as flavorful as I was expecting them to be."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 163936
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"These were AWESOME!!! Even my hubby was impressed. Lately, every time I cook pork chops they are always DRY...these were deliciously moist and tender with fantastic flavor!"

kmfest2009 User ID: 6145640 161487
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"DELICIOUS!!! YUM YUM!!! I make this atleast once a week, and make enough so I have leftovers LOL. its that good! I LOVE IT!!!"

revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 180122
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I actually made a BBQ sauce from the sauce ingredients and thickened with cornstarch and BBQ the chops in it. It was really good and the BBQ was good on the rice, which I made jasmine rice instead of white. Very good."

Aseleener User ID: 4375342 210186
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Really good. I suggest increasing the spice rub, because I don't feel like it is enough for 4 good sized chops. But very good."

lizzylady User ID: 2227593 210185
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I made this for my family of five last night and they all loved it! It was so easy to make. What was great is I didn't have to turn on the oven. I made extra sause to be able to put more over the rice."

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