Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad


For pork chops with plenty of flavor, try this recipe with chili powder and peanuts. Veggie ribbons of carrots and cucumber are the perfect complement to these pork chops.

Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 4 bone-in or boneless pork chops, cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 small carrots

  • 1 small English cucumber

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • Chili powder


  1. In a food processor or by hand, chop 3/4 cup of the peanuts. In a shallow dish combine chopped peanuts and the 2 teaspoons chili powder. Press pork chops into peanut mixture, turning to coat on both sides.

  2. In an extra-large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chops; cook about 10 minutes or until slightly pink in center and juices run clear (160°), turning once halfway through cooking.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrots and cucumber lengthwise into ribbons. Add to vinegar mixture in bowl. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup peanuts and the cilantro leaves.

  4. Serve chops with carrot-cucumber mixture. Sprinkle with additional chili powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
32g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 768mg 16%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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