Center-Cut Pork with Roasted Apples

Center-Cut Pork with Roasted Apples

Servings: Nourishes 4

Nutritional Info: 258 calories, 10g fat, 31g protein, 11g carbohydrates.

1 teaspoon canola oil
1½ cups sliced red or white onions
2 cups Gala or Fuji apple – sliced (approximately 3 apples)
1 tablespoon whipped butter
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Kosher or sea salt/ground black pepper to taste
4 (5-ounce) center-cut pork loin chops (about ½ inch thick)
½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 400°
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with pepper. Add oil to coat. Add pork to pan cooking 3 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove pork from pan and keep warm (internal temperature will rise to safe recommendation).
3. Place skillet back over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan: cook 1 minute until lightly softened. Slowly pour in chicken stock to loosen food particles from pan and cook an additional minute, stirring constantly. Add apples to pan, mix and place in oven. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes until apples are tender. Remove and whisk in thyme, butter, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
4. Serve pork over apple mixture.
All recipes created and tested by
John Fairchild, Chef/Nutritionist
Healthy Cooking Concepts
(267) 273-6552

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