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Cranberry-Orange Pork Chops

Have a great meal with this mouthwatering recipe from Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. “My family loves the taste of these moist and spicy pork chops,” she says. “In a pinch, I've substituted diced drained peaches for the mandarin oranges with equally delicious results.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 288 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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  • AllisonO
    Mar 28, 2018

    I made this using chicken breasts instead of pork chops and we absolutely loved it! Can't wait to try it on pork chops. The sweet-spicy mixture is delicious and really balanced so even those who prefer savory over sweet should be satisfied. I would agree with a previous reviewer who suggested adding more mandarin oranges right before serving as the oranges called for in the recipe do tend to break down fairly quickly. I'll be adding more the next time I make this dish.

  • msbytes
    Sep 5, 2013

    I make this recipe every fall. The only thing that I do different is add an extra can of mandarin oranges just before serving. I find that for me the first can tends to break down into a sauce which we really like! But its a great recipe.

  • Mrs_T
    Jun 21, 2013

    These pork chops were delicious! I didn't have chicken broth so used water, and I found that it was just fine -- the juices from the pork made it flavorful. I do think it would be a bit more so with chicken broth so will be sure to use that next time and see for sure. I served this with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables and will definitely make it again. It's always nice to have a new recipe for boneless pork chops.

  • blndzdoitbetr
    Mar 28, 2012

    Love the cranberry-orange combo! They were nice and juicy. I'll deffinately make them again (and take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!)

  • llshor54
    Dec 15, 2010

    Because my family does not eat pork, I will substitute chops with boneless, skinless chicken breasts! Perhaps a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice to finish before serving will make it a wonderful, light, bright flavored week nightmeal! I most always find that swapping the appropriate cut of chicken in most all quick preparation pork recipes yields terrific results!

  • Jenn222082
    Jul 15, 2010

    this is a great pork chop recipe i will add it to my recipe box to keep making

  • Jenn222082
    Jul 15, 2010

    this is a great pork chop recipe i will add it to my recipe box

  • Kris Countryman
    Oct 27, 2009

    These were some of the best pork chops I have ever tried. I did use peaches rather than the oranges; and I will probably use them again since they were good.

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    Sep 21, 2008

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  • hansen99
    Dec 12, 2007

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