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Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

 Zesty Marinated Pork Chops
“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
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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,

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Zesty Marinated Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.