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Zesty Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

“My husband loves pork chops. They're a good source of lean protein and it's easy to change the flavor by using different spices. I created this marinade based on a few I saw in Healthy Cooking.” Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, wine, 1 teaspoon oil, chili powder, horseradish, dill, garlic powder and salt. Add the pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for eight hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook chops in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 145°. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 183 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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