Pork Chops a l’Orange

Pork Chops are considered a heart healthy lean meat. They are affordable and quite easy to prepare on the stove top. One of my all time favorite recipes calls for  browning the pork chops in  a skillet first with flour & seasonings and then uses orange juice and oranges to create a wonderful savory and sweet sauce.

This recipe is not fast- but allows the pork chops to simmer in their sauce for a good 45 minutes. Allowing time to prep other food for the meal such as potatoes, or rice or your favorite greens.

Pork Chops a l' Orange

Sweet & savory dinner recipe using pork chops is a citrusy orange sauce. Family friendly and perfect to pair with potatoes or rice and greens.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean Diet
Servings: 6 chops


  • A large skillet pan


  • 6 pork chops medium thickness -1/4"
  • 1.5 Tbsp gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper fresh ground is best
  • 1/4 Tbsp cooking oil canola or safflower
  • 1/2 C orange juice juice of 1 orange
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 slices orange thin
  • 2 Tbsp cold water


Brown The Pork Chops and Simmer

  • Combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper in a bowl and dust each side of the pork chop with the mixture.
    In a large skillet heat the oil and add the coated pork chops. Brown the pork chops on both sides in the oil . Add orange juice and cloves and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 35 minutes.

Slice an orange

  • Meanwhile, grate peel from the stem end of the orange, then cut six slices from the other end. Set aside.

Assemble the porkchops, sauce and orange slices

  • Add orange slices, cover and simmer for 10 more minutes . Remove the pork chops from the heat. To serve, top chops with sauce and orange slices. Garnish with parsley
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