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Cilantro-Lime Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

These moist and tender chops will appeal to the entire family. Cilantro, lime and cumin blend wonderfully for a little Southwestern flavor. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Set aside 1 tablespoon marinade; cover and refrigerate in a small bowl. Pour remaining marinade into a large bowl. Add pork chops; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from pork. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chops in oil for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved marinade until smooth. Stir in the broth, orange juice and honey; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or just until thickened. Stir in cilantro. Add pork chops; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: 1 pork chop equals 401 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 501 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 37 g protein.

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