Craving for a delicious pork chop recipe that’s a breeze? These oven-baked apple pork chops contain 100% clean-eating ingredients and deliver 100% droolable taste. Fruity sweetness meets fork-tender meat falling from the bone in an impressive dish that you will definitely be making again. As a bonus, this oven-baked apple pork chop recipe comes together quickly on busy nights. Best of all, the simplicity of this recipe makes it a great dish to keep in your back pocket when you’re at dinner.
All in all, the recipe will only steal 30 minutes of your time. Better still, you’ll finish prep in ten minutes, allowing the oven to work its magic for about 20 minutes, until the chops are forked and delicious.
How to make oven-baked apple pork chops
Unlike chicken dishes, pork-based dishes are not that familiar and may seem a little intimidating. Rest assured, despite the impressive taste of this recipe, it only takes a few simple steps. You don’t need any culinary experience or kitchen chops to whip up these chops!
First, arrange the pork chops on a baking sheet and brush them with olive oil. Next, sprinkle each chop with salt, pepper, and thyme to taste. Finally, place the sliced apples on top of each pork chop, followed by a pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon.
At this point, you’ve done all of the heavy lifting. “Really?” Really. Simply put the chops in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the pork is cooked through. And voila! Your sweet and juicy, fork-tender pork chops await you.
Baking pork chops versus roasting
Here at SkinnyMs, we definitely recommend baking over the fry whenever possible. Although the roasting gives you a crispy finish worth dreaming of, it does more harm than good. Baking, on the other hand, saves a lot of fat and calories. But does it save on taste? Absolutely not. This recipe still delivers juicy and tender chops with a nice sear on the outside.
In addition, frying foods in oil (especially deep-frying) causes the starches in the foods to be converted into carcinogens. This means that the high temperature of this pressure cooking method can contribute to diseases such as cancer. For more tips and tricks on shaving calories and using healthy cooking methods, see the Top 10 Ways To Make Your Food Healthier.
Full-bodied and dandruff-friendly
This recipe only uses ingredients that you are comfortable with. First we are going to trim off the excess fat on the pork chops. This simple step can save you a boatload of calories and make the recipe leaner and healthier. Ingredients like apples and warm cinnamon also add nutrients and a droolable taste to this dish.
Unlike so many pork chop recipes, our oven-baked apple chops don’t have a high calorie count. With just 240 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, you can enjoy every bite of delicious meat without feeling guilty.
In addition, this dish contains a protein punch with 30 grams per chop! That said, you will surely feel satisfied (but not too heavy) for hours after devouring this meal. Last but not least; A waist-friendly pork chop that doesn’t skimp on taste!
For more healthy recipe ideas that would make these chops a tasty companion, see:
Healthy oven-baked apple pork chops
Servings: 4th People
- 4th pork chops cut in the middle Cut off fat
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- kosher salt taste
- ground black pepper taste
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 2 Apples Cored and cut into slices, optionally peeled
- 1 tablespoon Brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Arrange the pork chops evenly on the baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and thyme. Top the pork chops with the sliced apples and sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the pork is cooked through. Serve hot.
Portion: 1everyone | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 16G | Protein: 30thG | Fat: 6thG | Saturated fatty acids: 2G | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 3G | Sugar: 12G | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4thmg | Calcium: 22ndmg | Iron: 1mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4th
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