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Pork Chops & Creamy Herb Sauce

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Growing up, pork wasn’t a regular menu item.  It was served more as a celebration meal (Cubans eat pork for Christmas instead of a turkey…and sometimes even for Thanksgiving).  But I do remember, when my grandma would make pork chops, they were pretty darn delicious!  These days, I still don’t cook much of it, but I have given them a shot every now and then as it is a nice variety in our weekly meals.

Chicken is definitely the most often cooked protein in our home, but since I recently found boneless pork chops on special at our supermarket so I went ahead and bought some.  I wanted to make them that very night, but I didn’t want to make something breaded like I had in the past.  I wanted lots of flavor.  So with some Pinterest inspiration, I put together this simple pork chop recipe and made a light creamy herb sauce to go with it and some amazing mashed potatoes (<– click here for my favorite recipe!) 🙂 🙂


Pork Chops & Creamy Herb Sauce

  • Recipe Type: Dinner, Meat
  • Prep Time:
  • Serves: 4

Flavorful, well seasoned pork chops covered in a creamy herb sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ small yellow onion, minced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1½ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees sprinkle each side of pork chops with oregano, salt, pepper
  2. In large skillet over medium high heat melt butter with olive oil.  Brush some of this oil/butter combination onto ovenproof dish. Then add onion and garlic to pan and saute for about 2 minutes
  3. Move onions and garlic to side of pan and add seasoned pork chops, sautéing for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned
  4. Move pork chops to dish and put in oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth to the skillet with the onions and garlic and leave it to simmer on low for the time the chicken is in the oven.
  6. After 20 minutes have gone by, add cream to skillet and whisk*.
  7. To thicken sauce whisk in 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  8. Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency
  9. Add additional salt and pepper to taste
  10. Pour over pork chops and garnish with dried herbs

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For another delicious pork chop recipe, CLICK HERE!

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