Orange-Simmered Pork Chops

Orange-Simmered Pork Chops
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
30 mins


Mango Relish

  • 1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced or chopped

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

  • 1 small orange or clementine, peeled and segemented

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • 1 small banana pepper, sliced (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

Pork Chops

  • 4 4 ounce frozen bone-in pork loin chops, about 1/4-inch thick

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • ½ cup water

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs


  1. For mango relish, in a medium bowl stir together mango, pineapple, orange segments, the 1/4 cup orange juice, red onion, banana pepper (if desired), orange peel, and cayenne pepper; set aside.

  2. Sprinkle pork chops with chili powder, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add two pork chops. Brown 3 minutes each side. Remove from skillet. Add remaining pork chops to skillet; brown 3 minutes each side. Add first two pork chops back to the skillet.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together the 1/2 cup orange juice and honey; add to the skillet. Add the 1/2 cup of water. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes or until pork chops are done (145ºF). Spoon mango relish over pork. Cover; simmer 1 minute more. Remove pork chops and relish from pan; cover to keep warm. Return pan to high heat. Simmer juices, uncovered, 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Serve pork chops with mango relish. Drizzle with pan juices and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Fresh or Thawed Chops

To use chops that are not frozen, reduce browning time to 1 1/2 minutes per side. Add liquid and chops to skillet. Bring to a simmer; immediately add mango relish. Simmer just 1 minute. Proceed as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 56.7mg 284%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 618mg 13%
Folate, total 43.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*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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