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Skillet Marmalade Marinated Pork Chops

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • 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.


  • 34 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
  • 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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