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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! 
Course Dinner, Entree, keto, Low Carb, paleo
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pork chops
Calories 278kcal
Author Cassidy Stauffer

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Nutritional Info uses Smuckers Sugar Free Preserves, includes a heaping amount of sauce, and does not include the tapioca or arrowroot flour.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.7mg