Greek-Inspired Seared Pork Chops

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Bursting with flavor and perfect for a light summer dinner, these Greek-inspired pork chops are anything but boring. The pork is well seasoned and the flavor is amplified through the caramelization that occurs during searing. The bright acidity is balanced out with salty, brininess from the olives and feta.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless, center-cut pork chops

  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup sliced Kalamata olives

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Place pork chops between sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound to flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Season both sides of the chops evenly with Greek seasoning.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Place 2 chops in the hot skillet and sear for 2 minutes. Flip and cook until chops are no longer pink in the center, or to desired degree of doneness, 2 to 4 more minutes. Set aside and keep warm. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet and repeat to cook remaining 2 chops.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Add tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are slightly blistered and softened, about 3 minutes. Add olives and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes.

  4. Serve tomato mixture over pork chops and sprinkle each serving with feta cheese and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
25g Fat
9g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 951mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 536mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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