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Pork Chops in Orange Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

These luscious pork chops prove that meals don't have to be complicated to be special. The easy orange sauce with cloves dresses up everyday chops in no time, but your family will think you fussed. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California
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  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Combine paprika and pepper; rub over both sides of pork chops. Brown chops in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the orange juice, sugar, cloves and orange zest; pour over pork. Cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove chops and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Discard cloves. Serve sauce with pork chops.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 288 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • Cheryl
    Jul 12, 2020

    I liked the orange flavor. Lol needs a fruity side or sauce, I think. I did a variation of the recipe with punted pork tenderloins, same seasonings, but lightly dusted in flour and then browned in butter. I topped it with the suggested sauce. Delicious.

  • mlblake
    Apr 28, 2010

    I can honestly say that this is the only Taste of Home recipe I have not kept. None of the flavors matched up, it was all I could do to just eat one! Sorry.

  • sdtdcd1
    Mar 28, 2010

    I would use two heads of minced garlic, chopped onion, bone in chops! The chops on the bone are always more tender.......using a lid is a good idea. This recipe is too bland, jazz it up a notch!!!

  • tkspring
    Mar 26, 2010

    Ok but not good. Too much orange flavor and not much of anything else. Had the ceremonial shredding of the recipe then poked around the kitchen looking for something else to eat.

  • murphsandy
    Mar 25, 2010

    to kwhelpley -- I have found through experience that if your porkchops are tough, you cooked them too long. To make them tender, you must continue to cook them for a longer period with moisture, covered with a lid to keep them moist. Hope this helps.

  • kwhelpley
    Mar 25, 2010

    The sauce was great, but the chops were tough. I bought a high-end cut of pork loin, because pork chops ALWAYS come out tough for me, no matter what I do-bake, grill, or stovetop. Any helpful hints?

  • blueciel
    Sep 9, 2009

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    Aug 3, 2009

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  • cooking420
    Dec 4, 2008

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  • hojobj
    Mar 26, 2008

    I made these for dinner, just didn't include the sugar, and they were fantastic! My 3 young, picky eater sons, gobbled them up and asked for more!