I first used the seasoning mix I made up for grilled chicken breast; it was so delicious, I decided to try it on the pork chops. I then thought up the orzo side dish, and it was loved by even my picky kids! You can also cook the chops on your outdoor grill.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 pork chops
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine sazon seasoning, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture generously over both sides of pork chops.

  • Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Grill chops until no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes per side.

  • While chops are grilling, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until crisp-tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Transfer cooked chops to a place. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic. Stir and cook without burning, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  • Stir cooked orzo and steamed broccoli into the saucepan with the onion mixture. Serve with pork chops.

Cook's Note:

If you do not have a grill pan or an outdoor grill, you can pan-sear the chops in a large saute pan. Just add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the hot pan before adding the chops.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 65.2mg 22% DV; sodium 1728.6mg 69% DV. Full Nutrition
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