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?? 😉
Skillet Marmalade Marinated Pork Chops
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
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.
- ¼ – ⅓ cup orange marmalade
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup light olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- ½ – ⅔ cup chopped onion
- 3–4 bone-in pork chops
- Optional Garnish: fresh rosemary, orange slices, balsamic vinegar
- In a large bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Place pork chops in the bowl with the marinade and combine. Allow pork chops to marinate in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add chopped onions and saute 2-3 minutes. Add the marinated pork chops to the skillet along with remaining marinade.
- Cook on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Continue to spoon the marinade over the pork chops while they cook.
- Remove pork chops from heat, and serve with extra marinade on top. If desired, garnish pork chops with orange slices, fresh rosemary, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Substitutes – Boneless pork chops, chicken or fish can be substituted for the bone-in pork chops. Adjust the cooking times as needed.
Storage Tips – Freeze recipe for up to 4 months.
Nutrition below is for 1 pork chop plus 2-3 spoonful’s of sauce on top.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: main, dinner
- Cuisine: American
- 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
Keywords: marinated pork chops, healthy skillet dinner, healthy pork chops recipe, gluten free dinners, paleo
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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! 😉
The orange slices take this over the top! Orange and pork really pair well together, and the whole family gave this recipe a thumbs up!
OH I am so glad! Thanks for the feedback Susie. I always appreciate your insight!
This was very tasty. Everybody loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
wonderful! So glad!
Nice, so many of tasty recipes falling right into my hands thanks to your hard work you have put preparing all those recipes for us! Thanks a lot.
Edyta / Innocent Delight
Lindsy, these pork chops look so fantastic! I need to by some chops and make them asap 🙂
WHAT?! how is this possible?!! haha
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I have been obsessively thinking about a massage. And a vacation… the kind you never come back from. NZ? 😉
This looks amazing, as always. I’m with you on the marmalade, but I would eat pretty much anything you make, so I trust you brother.
Have a wonderful, RELAXING weekend.
Marmalade totally makes me think of the movie ‘Paddington.’ Did you see that? Also, I hope you get to see your family soon, because I start to miss my family very much too when I don’t see them for a while.
Jody - Fit at 59
I’ll take a tropical get away for good! 🙂
right? Working on it!
I love the combination of sweet and savory flavors. I would have to try that with chicken or turkey.
That is delicious pork chops, looks juicy perfect recipe as it requires only one pan. Great meal
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
Oh my, does this look so delicious! My hubby will love this recipe and I can’t wait to make it! Very cute with the ‘much’ month!
let me know if u try it!
we always like a great go to meal and this is beautiful enough for guests too.
for sure! guests love it! and simple to make
I’ve never had the flavors of marmalade! need to try it!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
I completely relate to the MUCH. Amen to the massage, family, vacation and this dish!
These are beautiful! I have a jar of marmalade in my refrigerator right now, which I used just a little bit of for a different recipe. Looks like this is the perfect way to finish it off! 🙂
Have a great weekend, friend!
Susie @ Suzlyfe
I love me a marmalade glaze for paork chops! The easiest and tastiest way!