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
- 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
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