Apple, kale, and sweet potato cook with fennel-rubbed pork chops in this easy, all-in-one skillet dinner. This recipe, which appeared in Allrecipes magazine's Dec/Jan 2020 issue, comes from Ellie's new cookbook, "Whole in One: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet."

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place fennel seeds and peppercorns in a small zip-top plastic bag. Seal bag and pound spices using a mallet or rolling pin until coarsely ground, or pulse them briefly in a spice or coffee grinder. Sprinkle mixture and 1/4 teaspoon salt on both sides of chops.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until fork-tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, then transfer to a plate.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops and reduce heat to medium; cook, turning once, about 4 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest parts registers 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer chops to a plate and tent with foil.

  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the onion to the skillet; cook until onion softens, about 2 minutes. Add apple; cook 1 minute more. Add broth, stirring to scrape up browned bits, then stir in mustard and sweet potatoes. Increase heat to medium-high; simmer until apple is slightly softened and liquid has slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Add kale and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender, about 1 minute. Add any accumulated juices from the plate with pork. Serve chops with vegetable mixture.

Cook's Note:

Jonagold or Honeycrisp would both work well in this recipe.

This recipe is from "Whole in One: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet" by Ellie Krieger, from Da Capo Lifelong Books. (C) Copyright 2019 Ellie Krieger

Nutrition Facts

600 calories; protein 38.6g; carbohydrates 42.2g; fat 31.2g; cholesterol 89.9mg; sodium 666.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2020
What an interesting flavor combination. The Apple Chutney was to die for tho I am not sure it needed the bacon or that much of it. The pork chops very tasty. Wouldn’t mind having it again but then there are so many other recipes to try. One reason why I love Allrecipes so much Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2020
No apples, used bone in chops. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2019
We both loved this meal! Very healthy as well as tasty! The ground fennel and pepper add a wonderful background taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2020
It turned out excellent. I forgot to buy fennel so I used rosemary instead. Pork chops were tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
This was delicious. I didn’t have any fennel so I used rosemary as one person suggested and it was delicious. Would like to try it with fennel at some point to see what it’s like. But I’ll make it again just as is also. It’s a new favourite and even though I’m not a big fan of kale, this was a great way to eat it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2020
This was perfect as is recipe was easy to follow and there was so much flavour for such a healthy dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2020
The flavors were so well blended and memorable. I used my instant pot on high pressure for 20 minutes after browning the chops. They were very thick. In retrospect, I would recommend less time or pressure cook the pork for a few minutes then throw the rest of the ingredients in and pressure cook for another 3-4 minutes. This recipe is wonderful. I rarely use the same recipe twice, but this is the exception. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2020
What an interesting flavor combination. The Apple Chutney was to die for tho I am not sure it needed the bacon or that much of it. The pork chops very tasty. Wouldn’t mind having it again but then there are so many other recipes to try. One reason why I love Allrecipes so much Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2020
The tastes in our house are a bit different so we made this a five-spice rubbed pork chops with apple, spinach and sweet potatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
I served sautéed mushrooms along with it. It was a beautiful dish with all the different colors in it! Read More
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