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Orange Picante Pork Chops Recipe

Orange Picante Pork Chops Recipe

These are no ordinary pork chops! LaDonna Reed from Ponca City, Oklahoma dressed them up with salsa and a hint of orange juice. Serve them over a side of rice for a complete, quick meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the picante sauce, orange juice and garlic. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring reserved marinade to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Serve chops with sauce and rice if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce (calculated without rice): 216 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"I can not grill so I put them in an 8 x 8 dish and put the sauce on top covered it and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It turned out great and moist!"

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