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Pork Chops with Orange Sauce for Two Recipe

Pork Chops with Orange Sauce for Two Recipe

Tangy orange flavors the marinade and sweet sauce that dress up these tender and juicy chops. Add mashed potatoes or rice and a simple side salad for a fuss-free supper. Mary Chandler - Grand Tower, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour a scant 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for sauce.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. 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 stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with chops. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 269 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Very easy to make, I did not add the orange zest and let it sit for about an hour vs 8 hours still came out great. Husband LOVED it, he could not tell the pineapple juice was in it (not a fan of pineapples). Next time I plan to double the sauce though. We had it with white rice, very filling."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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