Marmalade Marinated Pork Chops skillet recipe that’s quick to make with just a few simple ingredients! A Healthy one pan meal made with fresh orange, molasses, onion, marmalade, and seasoning. Just mix and marinate the pork chops for a sweet and tangy flavor. Naturally gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.
Oh hey, so I meant to post this marinated pork chops recipe like.. say.. 2 months ago. Goodness I’m so behind ya’ll. TOO MUCH going on.
I’m declaring May a MUCH Month. Yes, Much of May. That’s right. Um, can we talk about how so much has been going on?
- I’m dreaming of a MUCH needed vacation in a few months (Tropical perhaps?).
- I am in MUCH need of a massage. Like a legit Swedish pound out all the kinks in my neck kind of massage.
- I have a husband who deserves so MUCH more than a crazy scraggly wife right now (the obsession with dried shampoo continues). LOL, I blame the cookbook. Speaking of, I so much content (and bowl recipes) and not much time to post it. Bare with me. I’d MUCH appreciate it. Mmm k?
- I am also missing my family very much! Hopefully we will get back to Texas soon. Preferably before it gets 110F there. Either way, I’ll be making Frosé for them!
Okay, let’s see if I can get to the end of this post here before bore you too MUCH. Wink wink.
Anyway, this One Pan Sticky Marmalade Pork Chops is totally worth sharing late than never. Seriously, it takes all of 10 minutes and makes for one sweet and tangy skillet dinner. Marmalade has never really been my favorite type of preserve, but the kiwi loves it. In case you’re wondering, Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits, which makes it more bitter than jam. I decided it was time to make the most out of it. I mean make MUCH more out of it? Ya, that’s it. So we made a marinade. You know how I feel about sweet and tangy marinades. I love thee! (Side not, if you are looking for a paleoish marmalade, check out this honey sweetened marmalade recipe). I used St. Dalfour Marmalade which is sweetened with fruit concentrate, not sugar.
Back to my point here ya’ll. My.. MUCH NEEDED point.
This One Pan Sticky Marmalade Marinated Pork Chops recipe is a keeper. Even if you don’t like marmalade, gasp! The key is to make marmalade marinade with molasses, onion, and orange juice. Throw in a few other spices and herbs and you got yourself a sticky caramelized coating on the pork chops. Which makes you want to pick them up and eat them like ribs. Totally allowed. MUCH allowed.
See, made real simple with REAL ingredients that you have in your pantry. Yup. Grandma would be proud. Wholesome REAL FOOD ingredients combined to make a healthyish gluten free one pan meal!
OKay ya’ll, bust out the skillet or event the grill! All you need for this recipe is a few lean pork chops,the special sauce (aka marmalade marinade) and a MUCH needed napkin for when you devour these sticky chops. Cappeesh?
Oh, and I highly recommend throwing in some super green veggies to even out the sweetness of the pork chops. Broccolini to the rescue. The vegetable is so underrated. Mmmmm ya! Much underrated?? 😉
A healthy skillet pork chops meal made with fresh orange, molasses, onion, marmalade, and seasoning. Just mix and marinate the pork chops for a sweet and tangy flavor. Naturally gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.
- 3-4 lean pork chops (bone in)
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- orange slices
- rosemary to garnish (optional)
- 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
First whisk together your marinade ingredients: 1/4 – 1/3 cup orange marmalade, 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 c olive oil, Salt/pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp paprika, 2 tbsp juiced orange (fresh)
Place marinade and pork chops in a deep dish. Marinate pork chops in fridge for 10 minutes.
Next Add chopped onion to a skillet (dry) and caramelize 2-3 minutes on medium to medium high heat.
Add your pork chops to the skillet/pan and the remaining marinade from the dish you marinated them in.
Sear/cook on medium high for 8-10 minutes (or until cooked through) flipping the pork chops while cooking. Keep coating pork chops with marinade in the skillet. It will start to get a little sticky which is what you want.
Remove pork chops from hear.
Serve pork chops with a couple spoonfuls or or more of the marmalade sauce from marinade.
Add an orange slice on top a slice, fresh rosemary, and balsamic vinegar or glaze drizzled over.
Salt/pepper added to each as needed.
Pairs well with steamed veggies or leafy greens.
- For a paleo Marmalade, use a fruit sweetened brand like St. Dalfour
- Nutrition shown for 1 pork chop plus 2-3 spoonfuls of sauce on top
- Serving Size: 1 pork chop
- Calories: 256
- Sugar: 11.4g
- Sodium: 314.8
- Fat: 14.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Carbohydrates: 13.4g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Protein: 18g
- Cholesterol: 58.7mg
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Alright, confess. Are you a marmalade lover or hater? Favorite marinated pork chops recipes?
Have a wonderful weekend ya’ll! And a MUCH needed MONDAY off! 😉