Orange-Maple Glazed Pork Chops Recipe
Flavored with natural sugars and citrus is my favorite way to cook the other white meat. Not only is it easy and healthy, it always seems to satisfy my sweet tooth in a way that doesn’t leave me feeling guilty.
Sometimes I will sub out the maple syrup for some raw honey depending what I have in-house; it works just as well. This pairs great with sweet veggies like roasted carrots, sweet potatoes or baked apples.
Orange Maple Glazed Pork Chops Recipe
- Juice of 2 oranges
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 3 TB pure maple syrup
- 1 TB coconut oil (in solid form), plus a bit extra for greasing the pan.
- 1 small sweet onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Approx. 1 pound pork cuts
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Combine juice of oranges, maple syrup, oil, onion, garlic, chicken stock, salt, pepper and cayenne.
– Cut excess fat from pork, pour liquid mixture over pork and marinade in the fridge for up to four hours. Remove from fridge and let sit a room temp 20 minutes before cooking.
– Over medium heat, melt excess coconut oil in a cask iron skillet, remove the pork from marinade, reserving marinade, and sear for approximately 2 minutes on each side.
– Transfer pan to oven and cook for approximately 18 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Let pork rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing/serving.
– While pork is cooking, transfer remaining marinade to a pan and bring to boil for several minutes until thickened. Set aside.
– Spoon remaining marinade/sauce over pork before serving. Enjoy!
Want more pork?
– Spicy Pork with Thai Chili Marinade
– Garlicky Pork Chimichurri Recipe