This low sodium dinner uses a no-salt lemon-pepper as the primary seasoning of choice. Pork chops are like chicken breast – it’s a lean, tender cut of meat and when it is cooked just right, it is a juicy and succulent piece of meat. Add to it a homemade orange honey mustard sauce and you’ve got a low salt meal that will please everyone!
When pork is overcooked, it becomes dry and bland. Remember when you were a kid and had to drown your pork chop in applesauce? Well, you won’t have to do this with this recipe. Although, you might be asking for additional sauce just because of its amazing flavor!
This recipe is perfect for a low sodium summer cookout or a holiday meal.
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1 teaspoon of no-salt-added lemon pepper seasoning
- 2 teaspoons of oil (canola or olive)
- 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of no-salt-added mustard
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Sprinkle both sides of your pork chops with lemon pepper.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chops on both sides.
- In a small bowl, whisk orange juice, mustard, and honey until blended.
- Pour mixture over pork chops and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5-8 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°.
- Remove chops from pan; keep warm. Bring the sauce remaining in the skillet to a boil; cook until mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup, stirring occasionally. Serve with chops.
- The amount of sodium in this recipe will depend on the sodium in your pork chop. Be sure to read the nutrition label on your package to ensure there isn't any added salt. A boneless pork chop should be around 62-68 mg of sodium. Depending on the cut, that number could be in the low to mid-70s. But never higher.
- You could change up this recipe by swapping out the orange juice with some apple cider.
- Depending on the size of your pork chops, you may wish to double the sauce ingredients.
- Looking to take this recipe outside for a summer cookout? You can cook these pork chops on the grill instead of the stovetop. Just put your chops in a freezer bag with the orange honey mustard sauce and let it marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator. When you are ready to cook, place the boneless pork chops on the grill to cook. Bring a small saucepan with your orange honey mustard sauce and put it on the grill as well. Let it simmer and reduce.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 Amount Per Serving Calories 379Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 103mgSodium 68mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 37g
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