Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Round out this lovely autumn meal with barley and pureed winter squash (for added convenience, look for frozen squash).
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 4 4-ounce boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed of fat
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup apple cider, or apple juice
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- Mix 2 tablespoons broth and cornstarch in a small bowl.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chops and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Reduce heat to medium-high and add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until it starts to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apple and cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining broth, cider (or juice), mustard, thyme and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, until thickened and glossy, about 1 minute. Return the chops to the pan and heat through. Serve immediately.
Per serving: 219 calories; 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 4g mono unsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 1 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 350 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: Selenium (50% daily value).
Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 3 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Sodium
- Heart Healthy
- Diabetes Appropriate
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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