Easy Pork Chop Dinner Recipe

Posted January 9, 2020 by Thirty-Something Angie in Clean Living, Recipes / 0 Comments

easy pork chop dinner recipe: pork chops with cherry-cranberry sauce

Looking to shake up your dinner rotation? This easy pork chop dinner recipe will do just that with a sweet but tangy cherry sauce. Read on for the full recipe.

Pork chops are a big staple in my house, and it seems like they always have been. We ate them a lot growing up, and I guess I just carried that love of pork into adult-hood. I love them on the grill with this marinade, and of course, the classic pork-chops and gravy meal is still a favorite. But, sometimes I like to shake things up and make something totally new.

Recently, I was looking for some new dinner ideas to get us out of a bit of a food rut, and found a lot of my meal plans from ten years ago. There were so many meals I’d forgotten about over time, including this one!

For old-time’s sake, I re-made this old family favorite, and it was just as much of a hit now as it was back then. I decided to pull it out of the recipe vault and share it here.

So, if you’re looking to shake up a boring dinner routine, give this easy pork chop dinner recipe a try.

Easy Pork Chop Dinner Idea: Pork Chops with a Cherry Cranberry Sauce

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I love this recipe because it’s a totally different take on how I grew up eating pork chops. The sauce is a little sweet and a little spicy, and loaded with flavor. If you’re looking for something to pair it with to make a full meal, I love putting this over mashed sweet potatoes with a green veggie on the side!

pork chop dinner with a cherry-cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and green beans

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbs butter
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 4 pork chops (I used 6 thin-cut ones for quicker cooking)
  • 1 cup frozen pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 pinch of glucocmanan or corn starch (optional, for thickening your sauce)
  • 1 tsp coarse mustard

Directions

Heat your butter in a large skillet on medium.  Add the pork chops, salt, and pepper, and cook until done (about 10 minutes, but if you’re unsure, you can always use a meat thermometer). 

Remove your cooked pork chops from skillet and cover with foil. 

Next, combine cherries, cranberry juice, and mustard in the skillet. Cook and stir for about 2-3 minutes until the sauce is bubbly. If you want your sauce a little thicker, add a small amount of corn starch and stir well. You can also use pinch of gluccomannan powder to thicken it if you’re staying away from grains. This powder is a much more gut-friendly option for thickening foods, and helps you feel full longer.

This is great served over mashed sweet potatoes with your favorite green vegetable as a side.

Easy Pork Chop Dinner Recipe: Pork Chops with a Cherry-Cranberry Sauce

Looking to shake up your dinner rotation? This easy pork chop dinner recipe will do just that with a sweet but tangy cherry sauce. Read on for the full recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: clean eating, pork

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 6 Pork Chops (I like thin-cut for this recipe)
  • 1 cup frozen, pitted sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tsp coarse mustard
  • 1 pinch glucomanan (optional thickening agent)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Heat your butter in a large skillet on medium
  • Add pork chops, salt, and pepper, and cook until done (approx. 10 min)
  • Remove pork chops from skillet. Cover.
  • Combine cherries, cranberry juice, and mustard in skillet and cook until sauce is bubbly
  • Optional: to thicken your sauce, add a pinch of glucomanan and stir well.
cherry cranberry pork chop recipe for easy clean eating

Easy Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less!

Yep! It’s totally possible to eat clean, cook from scratch, and still have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. This recipe not only proves that, but it also proves that you can eat a healthy, well-balanced diet that’s still full of flavor! It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and sure to shake up your dinner routine.

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