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Pork Chops – Smothered

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Smothered Pork Chops
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Skillet Smothered Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Smothered with savory apple, onion and thyme, these delicious skillet pork chops will make for an easy dinner tonight!
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine American
Keyword Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 12″ nonstick skillet

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops - 1″ Thick
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Onions - Thinly Sliced
  • 4 tsp. Chopped Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 2 cups Honeycrisp Apple - Cut in 1/4″ Slices
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rub pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on first side.
  • Turn pork; reduce heat to medium; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer.* Transfer to plate, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • In same skillet, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat; add onions and 3 tsp. of thyme. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and begin to brown.
  • Add apple; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth; simmer uncovered 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are crisp-tender and sauce is reduced.
  • Serve onion mixture over pork; garnish with remaining 1 tsp. thyme.

Notes

Braeburn or Fuji apples are a great substitute for Honeycrisp.
* Use a digital instant-read thermometer to test for doneness.  Range: 140° – 145° F

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