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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 383.4
  • Total Fat: 25.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.7 mg
  • Sodium: 441.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 24.0 g

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops

Submitted by: CHERIJ30


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
    3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    4 lean pork chops
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
    1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, chopped
    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsp honey
    1 cup chicken broth

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of the olive oil. Season the chops with salt and pepper, then add to the hot skillet. Cook the chops for 5 minutes on each side.

Transfer the chops to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Return the pan to the heat and add the remaining tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. Saute for 4-5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, and chicken stock. Cook until the liquids have reduced by half.

Once reduced, turn off the heat and add the unsalted butter. Stir an shake the pan until the butter melts. Add the chops to the pan and coat them in the glaze.

Makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHERIJ30.






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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I substitued orange juice for the chicken broth. The glaze turned out great after simimering for about 10 mins!! Added baby carrots and beans as a side! - 3/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVED IT! I didn't use the butter though. So easy to make with every day ingredients! - 3/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! this was full of flavor and quite yummy. We had it with some rice and used the sauce over the rice and then had some peas. We will be making this again! - 12/28/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really great! My boyfriend and I loved it...I'll be adding a bit more garlic & onion next time. The onion really adds to the sweet flavor. - 5/28/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was quite easy to bring together. Even DH like it. Decreased the broth by half to 1/2 cup. Made it less soupy. Will make this again. - 4/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Winner winner pork chop dinner! I added extra garlic and a little hot pepper relish to give it kick. I also used red onion to add to the sweetness, it came out delicious. I am going to try it with chicken, I think it will be good that way too. Very easy and very good! Thank you for the recipe! - 3/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Enjoyed this. I too left out the butter and didn't miss it. Followed the suggestions to decrease the chicken broth and the sauce came out just the right consistency. I added whole small mushrooms along with the onions to give it a bit more interest. Highly recommend it! - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These pork chops were fabulous!! I used dried herbs because that's all I had. Sauce was so tasty. I served the chops with roasted potatoes and balsamic green beans. Yummo! Definitely a keeper! - 11/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG SO tasty! In fact, we cut out two of the original tablespoons of olive oil (we used olive oil flavored cooking spray instead), cutting the recipe total calories by 240, or by 60 calories per serving. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone on the go! - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I served it with couscous and green beans with mushrooms and it was a big hit! Thanks for sharing! - 3/24/09

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  • Yum, yum, yum. Made this as described and it's awesome. Super easy, pretty quick and quite satisfying. - 4/8/13

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  • I made this using less garlic and a large shallot (instead of small onion). It was delicious - my husband loved it. While I was making this, I had halved small potatoes in the oven cooking (with olive oil, white wine, chicken stock, paprika, white pepper). Easy meal great for winter nights! - 3/12/13

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  • This was really yummy. No need to reduce the amount of broth, just need to let it reduce. Served it with mashed potatoes and spinach! - 1/7/13

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  • Didn't wait for the sauce to cook down so wasn't like a glaze. Will cook it longer next time. Loved the flavor. - 7/12/12

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  • Great go-to recipe. My pan was a bit too hot when I added onions and garlic, so I had to be careful that they didn't scorch. I also substituted shallots for the onions. Served with orzo-spinach and beets. Delicious. - 6/18/12

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  • It was good, but not much flavor. I think I'll try making the sauce & letting the chops marinate in it for awhile, to pick up the flavor. I did use beef broth, because I didn't have any chicken, but don't think that made a difference. Will try it again. - 5/8/12

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  • I left out the butter, and used less oil. I found it very tasty but a litle more time consuming to prepare than I thought. I probably wouldn't make it on a weeknight again. Great recipe though. - 1/18/12

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  • My husband is not fond of pork chops. He loved this. It was so good. added to my company meals. GREAT!!!!! - 12/15/11

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  • Delicious. Even DH, who does not like vinegar, loved this and said that we definitely need to make it again. I did add some mushroom pieces with the onion and garlic since I had them on hand. Wonderful recipe. - 11/21/11

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  • very good! - 10/21/11

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  • WOW!!! Absolutely delicious!!! Definitely on our weekly menu. I served it with mashed potatoes and a corn and aspargus combo. YUM! - 8/1/11

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  • I left out the honey because my husband doesn't like anything too sweet. It was great, he loved it too! - 6/14/11

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  • I made this and the entire family loved it. I reduced the oil and used nonstick spray/pan. I also left out the butter. Good stuff. - 4/11/11

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  • GREAT! - 3/7/11

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  • This recipe was delicious. I didn't have the thyme. Also, i used homemade broth and no salt on the pork which lowered sodium content. Definitely making this again. - 2/22/11

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