This is a quick and easy pan fried pork chops recipe that always turns out delicious! Not only does this Fruit Smothered Pork Chops recipe taste great, but it’s quick to prepare.
Fruit Smothered Pork Chops are pan fried pork chops with a zesty dried fruit sauce, taking 30 minutes from start to finish!
If you have been looking for easy pork chop recipes then look no further! This recipe is easy peasey! Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes tonight, with little prep time… seriously like 5 minutes of prep.
This pan fried pork chops packs a lot of flavor and lots of color that will brighten up any evening at the family dinner table. Using reconstituted dried fruit helps speed up this process.
This is the perfect weeknight recipe with its quick cook time! Sounds like a funny combination to most, but in all honesty the best pork chops are frequently paired with apples or applesauce and they are fruit too, right? I add so much fruit you can barely see the pork chops under the mountain of delicious fruit!
If you want some tips when it comes to pan fried pork chops read this! You want to take your pork out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to cooking, this helps to prevent sticking.
When placing the pork chops into the pan make sure you lay them facing away from you, this will help prevent you getting burned by any splattering oil!
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- 4 boneless pork chops , fat trimmed
- 7 ounces Sun Maid Fruit Bits*
- 2 shallots , minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- cooking Spray
- salt and pepper
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, coat with cooking spray. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
Cook pork chops for 4 minutes on each side, then remove to a plate. You will be returning them to the pan, so if they are a little underdone it is okay.
In the same pan, re-coat with cooking spray and add shallots. Saute until soft and opaque, approximately 5 minutes.
Add fruit bits and chicken broth, stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add pork chops back to the skillet. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Turn pork chops and cover and cook for an additional 3 minutes. By this time the majority of the liquid should have evaporated. It will be a little saucy, but not soupy. If it has not, continue to cook a little longer.
Remove from heat, serve pork chops with fruit over top. Enjoy!
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*You can use any combination of dried fruit you'd like. Seven ounces is a scant 1 cup.