Spicy Orange Glazed Pork Chops

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"These are very juicy pork chops! I use bone in and 1" thick. Starting the pork chops in a cold skillet allows them to heat up slowly and hold on to their interior moisture--a method that works best with thin chops. If using an electric stove, turn the burner to medium just before seasoning the chops in step 1."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (167 g)
  • Calories 356.3
  • Total Fat - 22.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 97.5 mg
  • Sodium - 79.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 30.6 g
  • Calcium - 70.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Rub each chop with 1/4 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cumin. Sprinkle one side of each chop with 1/8 teaspoon sugar.

Step 2

Place chops, sugared side down, in large nonstick skillet and press meat into pan.

Step 3

Cook, without moving, over medium heat until lightly browned, 6 to 9 minutes. Turn chops, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until center of chops registers 145 to 150 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 3 to 6 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer chops to platter, tent with foil, and let rest while making sauce.

Step 5

Add remaining tablespoon oil, garlic, and pepper flakes to empty pan and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add juice and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Tip accumulated juices from platter with chops into skillet, cook 1 minute, season with salt and pepper, and pour sauce over chops.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


These were so good!...loved the orange flavor but really enjoyed the slight touch of cumin you got in each bite...this is so quick to cook...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(9 Mar 2017)


Another winner, Patti. Lots of great flavor. We will be having these again.

review by:
(3 Jul 2015)


I picked this recipe for some chops I got on sale - mine were boneless and fairly thick, so I cooked longer than indicated. We really enjoyed these chops with mixed veggies. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(21 Dec 2014)


My husband and I loved these chops and plan to have them again and again. What great flavor they had!

review by:
(28 Oct 2013)


I totally loved these pork chops! The ingredients tasted so good together, and tasted so good. I will be making these again and again, as I have added them to my menu rotation. Thank you for sharing such a tasty recipe with us Patti! Linda

(11 Sep 2013)


A tasty recipe which will see many returns here!! The sauce is divine and the pork chops turn out so moist and flavourful.

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(3 Sep 2013)