pecan crusted pork chopsSometimes it’s nice to have a simple meal that looks elegant in addition to tasting wonderful. These pecan crusted pork chops are just perfect. They’re simple and quick to make, but they end up being elegant, tender and juicy. Served with a side of roasted vegetables or a bright and colorful tossed salad, it’s a perfect meal. There are two delicious variations on this meal. An orange reduction sauce can be made to serve over the pork chops. Chicken breast can also be substituted for the pork chop, with the same delicious results.

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops

Tender, juicy and delicious, these elegant pork chops make a beautiful meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 oz each) pork chops
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp peper
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat free milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the milk and eggs. Beat until well combined.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl or plate, mix the pecan pieces, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray and set next to the bowls.
  5. Dredge each pork chop in the egg mixture, then coat with the pecan mixture and carefully lay the pork chop in the baking dish.
  6. Repeat until all four pork chops are coated with pecan pieces.
  7. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until 145 degrees F as an internal temperature.
  8. Allow the pork chops to rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Variations

May add an orange sauce over the pork chop (2 extra points). For the orange sauce, heat 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 Tbsp honey and 1 Tbsp orange zest in a small pan. Bring to a boil. Add 2 tsp cornstarch mixed in 4 tsp water to the orange juice. Stir until thickened. Serve the pork chop garnished with the orange sauce.
Chicken breasts may be used in place of pork chops for the same point value.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet tags: High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 405

Fat: 26

Protein: 29

Entire serving makes 4 servings.
Serving size is 1 pork chop.
Each serving = 10 Points

PER SERVING: 405 calories; 26g fat; 15g carbohydrates; 29g protein; 3.7g fiber

1 Comment

  1. Lisa I love how you include pecans in the crust. It is such a good idea and it helps increase the protein content as well as giving it a great taste. I will defiantly need to try it!

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