Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Tips
How can you make sure your sweet and sour pork chops are juicy?
The best way to create juicy sweet and sour pork chops starts with selecting pork chops with good marbling. The fat will keep the meat juicy as it cooks. You can also brine
pork chops to infuse extra moisture to the meat. Most importantly, avoid overcooking pork chops to keep them from getting dry. Using a digital thermometer, you want the pork chop temperature
to read 145°.
Can you use bone-in pork chops?
Like other pork chop recipes
, you can use bone-in pork chops here, but they will take longer to cook. Bone-in pork chops tend to be thicker than boneless pork chops, and the bone acts as an insulator, slowing down the heat transfer to the center of the pork chop.
What can you serve with sweet and sour pork chops?
The sauce created by this one-pot pork chop recipe is full-flavored and rich, so we like serving these pork chops with grains that will complement the tangy flavors. Rice, quinoa or noodles all work well here, as do simple vegetable sides like steamed broccoli or colorful stir-fried vegetables.—Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 198 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.