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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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  • I used dried herbs and chopped garlic from a jar, but this was very good. My husband said to keep this recipe! - 9/4/14

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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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  • So good, I'm so glad I tried it! - 2/9/11

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  • Our family of 4 really loved this and it is definitely on our favourites list. Yes, you can leave out the butter and cut the broth by half. I did not use the 3rd Tbsp of olive oil, my no stick pan was oiled enough. Maybe my chops weren't quite as lean. Just did the calc - saves 143 cals per svg - 2/2/11

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  • Excellent. I really enjoyed this. It smelled so good while it was cooking and tasted even better! I left out the butter and 1 tbs of oil to cut fat - was delicious. - 1/26/11

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  • Very tasty, lovely aftertaste. - 9/2/10

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  • Made this for dinner, great dish. - 8/15/10

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  • Actually made me eat pork chops which I'm not usually too crazy about. My hubby liked them too, little does he know that they're healthy. I did make 1/2 the broth as suggested. I will definitely make these again! - 8/4/10

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  • Great recipe. Added fresh mushrooms and they made the sauce very tasty. Will definitely make it again! - 8/3/10

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  • liked it - 7/29/10

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  • Very good, didn't use the butter either. didn't have the balsamic vinegar so I used worchestershire sauce. - 5/5/10

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  • Very good glaze and a perfect combo of spices. I intended to follow as written but changed a couple things as I went. First I added ~tbsp of flour before I seared the chops. I cut the chicken stock in half (per other suggestions) and I added raisins to the sauce after it was reduced. Superb! - 5/4/10

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  • soo good and so easy an dfun to make - 3/4/10

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  • Super easy! Good flavor. I used half the amount of butter. - 3/3/10

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  • I thought the glaze was very good. This is a keeper for me - 2/24/10

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  • We liked this. I just realized I forgot the butter. I also cooked the chops in the sauce for a little bit, opposed to pouring it over. I thought all the garlic and herbs (I used dry) would be too much to bite into. I'll make this again - 2/20/10

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  • I loved this recipe. I left out the butter and used Totally Wild Seasonings instead and it was awesome. - 1/12/10

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  • DELICIOUS!! Even the kids liked it!! I did reduce the chicken broth/stock to 1/2 cup, as I had read in the comments that it was a little 'soupy'. Otherwise.....FANTACTIC AND A FAMILY PLEASER!! - 1/11/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good, especially since I had the fresh herbs on hand. Definitely noticed the fat. I'd cut that back a bit next time. - 11/3/09

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  • I would give this an extra star if I could. Simply incredible! I left out the rosemary as I don't care for the taste, otherwise I made it as stated. I'll definitely be making this again! - 10/7/09

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  • Excellent! - 4/5/09

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  • So Good there was only two of us so I cut everything in half. And I didn't have rosemary, but I'm sure that would just make it that much better. I will be making this again. - 3/11/09

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  • This was very good even without huney or tyme(was out of both) I used splenda to add aweetness that I didnt get from the huney. I cant wait to try again with all the right items needed!! Thank you for a great new recipe. - 3/8/09

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  • No problem reducing the sauce, just turn up the heat a bit and be patient:) Nice flavor! - 3/3/09

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  • This was really good- I didn't have thyme and I added more onion, but it was still tasty. Will have to make it again! - 2/14/09

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  • GREAT recipe! I used dried herbs and it was still super good! Made red mashed to go with it and green beans. Used the leftover glaze on the mashed. awesome! - 2/3/09

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  • Tasted fabulous, even though it wasn't technically a glaze more like a soup. Totally recommend reducing chicken broth by half or adding more honey. - 2/1/09

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  • I agree with my mother, TwilightMom. It was kind of confusing for me to make, but in the end it was fantastic! - 1/30/09

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  • OH MY GAWD!!! SO WONDERFUL!!!! Didn't have fresh herbs, used dried, didn't have rosemary, but even so, so good...think we'll double the sauce next time for noodles or rice! - 1/30/09

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  • Delicious and easy to make. - 1/22/09

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  • The sauce was absolutly delicious! I saved the extra to use on vegetables or rice. My sauce also was a bit thin. Next time I think I will use less chicken broth and a bit more honey - 1/9/09

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  • Very delicious, especially the hint of honey. I also used thick chops, and next time will use the thin ones. Halved the butter, but wish I had lessend the other liquids, as the sauce was a bit runny. Will definitely try again, though. - 1/5/09

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  • This sauce was to die for! We loved it. - 12/26/08

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  • I only have dried herbs on hand at the moment and it was still very tasty. Thanks! Oh, and I purposely left out the butter ;o) - 12/22/08

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  • Nice, easy recipe. I used garlic paste instead of garlic and next time I'll use onion juice instead of diced onions because except for the onions, the glaze/sauce was incredibly silky and smooth. Yummy recipe. Thanks! - 12/10/08

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  • This turned out so great! I made it last night, and doubled the recipe, so we have leftovers for lunch or dinner. My husband was so impressed, and I can't wait to go home and have dinner. - 12/3/08

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  • Very Tasty, and easy to make! Thanks for a great, and convenient recipe (had all ingredients on hand!-- always a plus!) - 10/28/08

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  • Absolutely fantastic, very flavorful. - 10/2/08

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  • Very yummy. Not a big pork chop fan, but this was very tasty. Will definitely make again. - 8/29/08

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  • I'm not a big pork fan, but everyone else really liked it! - 6/29/08

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  • The calorie count is much higher when you include the pork chops. I omitted the butter, used less olive oil, and substituted raspberry red wine vinegar for the balsamic. When I calculated the nutritional info, it came to 304 calories, 21 g fat, 9.4 carbs, & 19.8 protein. It is 5 stars! - 6/11/08

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  • sounds good....but the pork chops are not listed in the ingredients so calorie count should be adjusted - 6/7/08

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  • Great easy recipe.... I'm not a Basalmic Vineger lover but it was good. - 5/20/08

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  • Excellent, my husband and boys loved it, and it was fun to ccok too! - 5/17/08

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  • This was really tasty! So easy to prepare.

    I used flavored balsamic vinegar to add a little kick to it and it turned out perfectly.

    Thank you so much! - 4/30/08

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  • It's hard to find something the whole family will enjoy. This dish was great!!! - 2/28/08

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  • This sauce of honey & balsmatic vinegar was absolutely awesome. This meal was excellent. - 2/20/08

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  • Cheri thanks for such an excellent recipe! Very easy, full of flavor & can be adapted to chicken for variety. Even my culinary-student-husband loved it! This will be a regular on our menu plans. - 2/18/08

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  • Recipe was a nice blend of flavor. I accidently forgot my butter at the end and it was still VERY good! - 2/11/08

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  • Fantastic! My husband even raved about them. - 1/31/08

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  • Great recipe for family or for an elegant dinner party - 1/27/08

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  • omg!! this was change your life good! i made the mistake of using costco pork chops so of course they were HUGE so i had to cut them in half and after i did that it cooked right. This was just such an easy recipe yet was such a gourmet dish...what a Combo!!! - 1/25/08

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  • This recipe is so good and easy...everyone loved it!!! - 1/13/08

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  • Yummy! My children and my husband all liked it! - 1/8/08

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  • great dish - 1/2/08

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