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Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers

Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers showcases sweet cherry peppers baked with center-cut pork chops. Add some garlic and onion and you have a fabulous dish with terrific flavors.

Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers in a white baking dish.

I love dishes that I can finish in the oven, allowing time to clean up or put together sides.

This pork chops with cherry peppers recipe fits that bill perfectly. You sear the chops on the stove and then place the whole skillet in the oven to finish cooking. And the recipe only takes about 45 minutes start to finish!

This recipe would be perfect with a side of Filipino Fried Rice!

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How to Make Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2. In a 12-inch heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned. Transfer to a plate.

Seared pork chops on a plate.

Step 3. Add the onion and drained cherry peppers to the pan and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 4 to 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and thyme and sauté for another minute. Add the chicken broth and reserved ½ cup pepper juice and bring to a boil over high heat.

Cherry peppers and onions in a skillet.

Step 4. Return the pork chops to the pan, along with any juices. Place in the oven and roast for about 15 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through. Transfer the pork chops to a platter.

Step 5. Place the pan back on the stove over high heat and reduce the sauce for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Spoon the sauce around the pork chops and serve immediately.

Serving suggestions: start with Butternut Squash Soup, then serve with buttered egg noodles and a salad, with an old-fashioned sweet potato pie for dessert.

This delicious pork chop recipe comes from Diane Rossen Worthington's cookbook, The Taste of the Season: Fall and Winter.

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Yield: 4 servings

Pork Chops with Sweet Cherry Peppers

Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers showcases jarred sweet cherry peppers baked with center-cut pork chops. Add some garlic and onion and you have a fabulous dish with terrific flavors.

Succulent pork and sweet peppers offer a unique taste in this savory dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1 ½-inch center-cut pork chops
  • 16 ounce jar sweet cherry peppers, drained, ½ cup juice reserved
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. In a 12-inch heavy skillet or flameproof casserole, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the pork chops and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add the onion and drained cherry peppers to the pan and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and thyme and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth and reserved ½ cup pepper juice and bring to a boil over high heat. Return the pork chops to the pan, along with any juices.
  6. Place in the oven and roast for about 15 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through. Transfer the pork chops to a platter.
  7. Place the pan back on the stove over high heat and reduce the sauce for 3 to 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Spoon the sauce around the pork chops and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 30g

Update Notes: This post was originally published September 28, 2010, and on November 20, 2021, was updated with one or more of the following: step-by-step photos, video, updated recipe, new tips.

Looking for more cherry peppers recipes? Try this recipe for Stuffed Hot Cherry Pepper Poppers or this one for Chicken Scarpariello with Cherry Peppers.

SMITH BITES

Tuesday 28th of September 2010

Yum! I've never, ever seen a recipe for pork chops and sweet cherry peppers - always with apples or pears. But I must say, I can imagine the flavor combination and it just makes my mouth water!

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