This 'pork chop pick me up' adds a bright splash of citrus and warm sage to your weeknight dinner! We can all use a little spice!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chops with salt and cracked black pepper. Melt 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook chops, turning once, until done, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice from orange. Remove chops to serving platter and keep warm.

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  • Melt remaining 1 tablespoon Spread in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add orange juice and bring to a boil, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan. Boil 1 minute or until mixture reduces slightly. Remove from heat and stir in sage and orange peel. Drizzle over chops.

Tips

TIP: For a delicious variation, substitute lime for the orange and cilantro for the sage!

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 5.6g 2% DV; fat 9.4g 14% DV; cholesterol 45.1mg 15% DV; sodium 216.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
I really expected not to like this but I chose the cilantro/lime instead of the orange /sage ones & I could not get enough of the citrusy /buttery flavor. I will definately be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2019
I will not bother making it again it was on the dry side as pork so often is. Read More
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2015
This was an easy and quick recipe:) My variations included adding onions after cooking the pork chops 5 min on each side (10min total)...added the sliced onions onto the bottom of the pan then placed the porkchops back on top. Mixed squeezed orange juice and some orange marmalade honey and 1 T cornstarch together to make a thicker glaze. Poured over pork chops put a lid over top and cooked 10-15 min longer. It was fantastic!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2015
I really expected not to like this but I chose the cilantro/lime instead of the orange /sage ones & I could not get enough of the citrusy /buttery flavor. I will definately be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2015
I was pressed on time and this recipe looked like it would be quick to make so I thought I would give it a try. I am so glad I did! The chops cooked very fast and were moist and juicy. The orange and sage gave the chops a lot of flavor and worked perfectly with the pork. I served with steamed fingerling potatoes and baby green peas. I will definitely make again and will also try the suggested lime & cilantro combination. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2015
Tender easy on the table in 30 minutes and bursting with flavor. I made as written and it was good. I didn't see the footnotes until afterwards but lime and cilantro would be right up our alley. Can't wait to try that next! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2015
I'm a sucker for weeknight meal done in under 30 minutes. This one did not disappoint. The orange-sage pan sauce was so easy to make and added just the right amount of flavor to this dish. My chops were slightly thicker than 1/2" but the 4 minutes per side was almost dead on. I will definitely add this to my quick dinner menu. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2016
easy and great taste. p.s if your 21 or older the orange complements a blue moon beer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
These went together quickly and were very good. Followed the recipe exactly just cooked a bit with the cover on so juices wouldn't dry up. Family liked them a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2015
Easy simple and delicious. The glaze made with ICBINB orange and sage is really tasty. I seasoned the pork chops with garlic salt and pepper. The garlic flavor was a great addition to the sauce. I can't wait to make the variation of this recipe with lemon and cilantro. This recipe is a Keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2015
This was a great quick meal. I like the orange and sage but even after a bit of time the sauce wasn't the consistency I would have liked. I think if I were to make this again I would substitute orange marmalade for the orange juice or add it to the recipe for a little bit of sweet to set off the savory. I would also like to try the lime and cilantro version as I am a big fan of cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2019
I will not bother making it again it was on the dry side as pork so often is. Read More