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Pork Chops with Orange Sauce

 Pork Chops with Orange Sauce
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
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour a scant 1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved
  • marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.

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Pork Chops with Orange Sauce (continued)

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.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer