Baked pork chops are a traditional dinner recipe that feels warm and cozy, especially on a chilly night. If you’re looking for a modern, healthy update to your traditional pork chop meal, pair this recipe with a side of brown rice and a serving of broccoli for a nutritious meal that the whole family will love.
For pork chops:
4 boneless pork chops (about 3 oz each)
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 medium orange, rinsed, for ¼ tsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the orange; save the orange for garnish)
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ c low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium apple, peeled and grated (about 1 c)
½ cinnamon stick (or 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon)
1 bay leaf
½ c dried cranberries (or substitute raisins)
½ c 100 percent orange juice
For preparation instructions, visit the NIH website here.