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4 Orange Chipotle Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet over a gray background with a blue and white striped towel at the bottom
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5 from 4 votes

Chipotle Pork Chops

Quick, budget-friendly Chipotle Pork Chops are easy to make and on the table in less than 30 minutes! These pork chops take just 4 ingredients including spicy chipotle peppers and sweet orange juice. They are absolutely delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Pork
Servings: 4 pork chops
Calories: 228kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 chipotle peppers * remove seeds, if desired
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 pound pork chops * about 4
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cilantro or chives * optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the garlic, chipotle peppers, and orange juice into your blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, then brush the orange-chipotle glaze onto one side.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high. Add the pork, glazed side down.
  • Season the top of the pork with salt and pepper, then brush on the remaining glaze.
  • Flip the pork chops after 2-3 minutes then transfer the pan to the oven.
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
  • Garnish the finished pork chops with chopped fresh cilantro or chives, if desired.

Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • Remove the seeds from the chipotle peppers and/or use more orange juice to make the glaze more mild. Or, simply omit the peppers and just use some of the adobo sauce from the can instead.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
 
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg