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Thyme-Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

Thyme-Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

A garlic and thyme marinade and a crisp bread-crumb coating enhance these juicy chops. "They're great for an everyday dinner or even when you want to have a special meal for two," says Allyson Harms of Edmond, Oklahoma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

  • 1. In a resealable plastic bag, combine the wine or broth, 1 tablespoon thyme and garlic; add pork. Seal bag and shake to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Turn and refrigerate 30 minutes longer.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining thyme. Coat pork chops on both sides with crumb mixture. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook pork in oil for 8 minutes on each side or until golden brown and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One pork chop equals 287 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.