Zesty Pork Chops Recipe
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Zesty Pork Chops Recipe

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My own creation, this recipe is light, flavorful and simple to make. I sometimes top these pork chops with breadcrumbs and shredded mozzarella for the last 10 minutes of baking. They're a favorite with family and friends. —Cheryl Boak, Rothesay, New Brunswick
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 251 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper and salt. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chops on both sides. Transfer to an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and olives. Sprinkle with garlic, basil and oregano.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Pork Chops in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p21

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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bilt8064 User ID: 3245064 209989
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"This is a good recipe and it is a good way to fire up your Metabolism. Make your own sauce with Jalapenos, lemon, and whatever you want."

Vick5313 User ID: 7225854 157993
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I would make this recipe again, but I listened to all of the people before.... I made my own puree if you will to put on the pork.. I took a couple of tablespoons of jalapeno and put them in my food processor with tons of minced garlic. combined it with the olives and green onions. then poured over chops and mushrooms"

dihiggins User ID: 4211406 101387
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"This was good with a little amped up volume! I tried some jalapeno with chix broth and white wine for a sauce."

whymessz User ID: 1072087 141800
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I added a couple minced garlic cloves which made a difference in adding to flavor but we are garlic lovers."

taffy45431 User ID: 4259316 114168
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"Very tasty and healthy especially for diabetics and the rest of us too. I used Italian Seasoning and Basil and did add more than 1/4 teaspoon."

cjtilley User ID: 2711149 178570
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Although it is healthy, not too zesty. Needs more onion, or maybe not green, and definitely more spices than 1/4 tsp. Hubby thought it was tasteless. Would make again but increase flavorings."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 107031
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"There were very good!! I only made it for two."

suejonesrowe User ID: 1903257 141799
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"Sounds so good."

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