Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze {Paleo & Gluten Free}

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These sweet and spicy Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze are easy to make and bursting with flavor! 

Overhead Shot of Keto Pork Chops With Chipotle Cherry Topping


Every time I tell my husband we’re having pork chops he asks if I’m making the cherry ones because they’re his absolute favorite!

I started making this recipe years ago but have changed it dramatically over the years to make it healthier and suit our dietary needs. The original recipe called for white sugar, a can of cherry pie filling, and around a 1/2 cup of orange juice – making the recipe quite unhealthy and loaded with sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

I’ve made this recipe more keto friendly and healthier by swapping out the sugar with erythritol or coconut palm sugar, the cherry pie filling with cherry preserves (can use sugar free), and the orange juice with orange essential oil. It still has all the great flavor – but without all the excess sugar and unhealthy ingredients! Here are the easy steps:


steps for Low-Carb pork chops with cherry chipotle glaze:

Pork Chops On Cutting Board

Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with cinnamon, erythritol or coconut palm sugar, and sea salt.


Pork Chops Browning In Pan

Then, cook the pork chops on the stove until just cooked through. For thin pork chops like the ones above, cook around 3-4 minutes per side. Be sure not over cook them or they’ll be dry.

After the pork chops are cooked, set them aside on a serving dish and cover with foil to keep warm.


Sauce Ingredients

For the topping, you will need orange essential oil (or orange juice if not counting carbs), minced garlic, cherry or raspberry preserves (can use sugar free), red wine vinegar, and a chipotle pepper in adobe sauce.

The chipotle pepper adds nice flavor and heat without making the dish too spicy. If you like things more spicy though, you can always leave the seeds in the pepper instead of removing them like me 😊


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Mix all the topping ingredients over medium-high heat in the same pan you cooked the pork chops in. Stir until bubbly and well combined.


Overhead Shot Of Pork Chops

Pour the sauce over the pork chops and top with green onions. And that’s it!! Easy, sweet and spicy keto pork chops with a chipotle cherry glaze!!!

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Overhead shot of cherry chipotle pork chops

Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze {Paleo & Gluten Free}

These Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze are easy to make sweet, slightly spicy, and are bursting with flavor! 
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Course: Dinner, Entree, keto, Low Carb, paleo
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry chipotle pork chops, cherry pork chops, easy pork chops, gluten free pork chops, keto pork chops, low carb pork chops
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 pork chops
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Cassidy @ cassidyscraveablecreations.com

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  • 6 Pork Chops
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener or Swerve or coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil of Choice (avocado, olive, or coconut) as needed
  • 1 Cup Cherry or Raspberry Preserves can use sugar frree
  • 1/4 Cup Purified Water
  • 4 Drops Orange Essential Oil (use therapeutic grade made for consumption) or 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce + 1 tsp Of The Adobe Sauce From The Can seeded to reduce heat if desired
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Tapioca or Arrowroot mixed with 1 Tbsp Cold Water if desired to thicken sauce
  • Thinly Sliced Green Onion optional, for garnish
  • Dried Cherries optional, for garnish


  • In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
  • Sprinkle the mixture evenly over both sides of the pork chops.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once heated, add as many pork chops as will fit comfortably. Cook, uncovered, until browned. Flip over and cook until just cooked through. For thin cut pork chops (1/4-1/2 inch) this will take 3-4 minutes per side and for thick cut (around 1 inch) this will take 7-8 minutes per side.  Do not overcook or they will be dry. Remove to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat for remaining pork chops if you couldn't fit them all in one skillet.

Note- If your pan has brown bits on the bottom it's fine, but if it looks and smells burned, place it under running water and scrub off the burned bits before proceeding.

  • For the sauce: In the same skillet, combine the garlic, water, cherry preserves, orange essential oil or orange juice, red wine vinegar, and chipotle pepper. Cook and stir until bubbly and heated through.
  • If you prefer your sauce to be thicker, add in the tapioca flour mixed with cold water and stir until thickened.
  • Pour sauce over pork chops and garnish with green onion and dried cherries.
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Nutritional Info uses Smuckers Sugar Free Preserves, includes a heaping amount of sauce, and does not include the tapioca or arrowroot flour.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze {Paleo & Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 224mg 9%
Potassium 499mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.


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Posted December 27, 2018 by Cassidy in Egg Free, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo, Whats For Dinner? / 7 Comments


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7 responses to “Low-Carb Pork Chops With A Chipotle Cherry Glaze {Paleo & Gluten Free}

  1. deb

    Best. Pork Chops. Ever!!! I couldn’t find the pepper so just used McCormick’s chipotle dry seasoning (1TBSP) and it worked great. I will for sure be making these again!!!

    • Cassidy

      I’m happy you liked them so much! They are my husbands favorite 🙂 …I’ll have to try using the chipotle dry seasoning, I end up using one pepper and throwing the rest out cause I don’t use them often enough and they go bad. Thanks!


  2. The Tuba Geek

    This sounds incredible. Better still is that I could see this as doable in a crock pot, just replace the cops with a pork shoulder, sear it with the seasonings as you would the chops, then combine the sauce ingredients and pour them over the shoulder in the crock pot then let it cook for 6-8 hours.

  3. Jen

    I was JUST at the store thinking about porkchops today and now I have a new reason to make them! Can’t wait to try this on my family. I love pork with fruit. Great combo.

    Thanks for another great one!

    my BIG FAT grain free life

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