Skillet Pork Chops with sautéd Apples is an easy weeknight meal. An apple or two with your favorite cut of pork chops and dinner is ready in 30-40 minutes.
Prep Time:12-14 min.
Cook Time:7-15 min.
Total Time:30-40 min.
4 boneless pork chops less than 1/2 inch thick
1-2 apples, peeled and sliced
1 tbls. butter
1 tbls. olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup apple juice
1 tsp. water & 1/2 tsp. flour (to make a slurry to thicken sauce)
salt and pepper to taste
Season the pork chops with pepper and set aside.
Heat a large skillet and add the butter. When butter is hot add the apples and cook for about 2 minutes. Don’t over cook because they will continue to cook later with the chops.
Remove the apples and set aside. Add a little olive oil to the pan if needed when the oil is hot sear the pork chops on both sides until lightly browned — approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.
When all the chops are browned add the apples to the pan with the pork chops. Stir in the broth and apple juice. Cover and simmer for 7-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chops.
Make a slurry with the water and flour to thicken the sauce if you desire. Stir the flour mixture into the pan to blend well and add salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens. If you don’t want to thicken the sauce then just add the salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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