This pork chops with apples and onions dish is a deliciously light and flavorful meal that’s perfect for Fall. Plus, it’s all made in ONE pan!
These pork chops have everything you love about a comforting Fall dish… mouthwatering, well balanced flavors, is healthy yet hearty, and is made in just ONE pan in 30 minutes!
You guys really love one pan/one pot meals… and I’m bringing you another great one! When I posted my One Pot Chicken and Dirty Rice recipe… I had no idea it was going to take off as much as it has. I’ve also gotten quite a few reader requests for more one pan/one pot meals, so I knew I had to get to work 😉
This recipe isn’t mine however, I got it from Cooking Light magazine, then made a few tweaks and changes.
There’s something so satisfying about cooking a meal in ONE pan. You feel accomplished, like you’re working smarter, not harder… and there’s the huge bonus… you only have to wash one pan! I don’t know about you, but I loathe doing dishes. Some meals can seriously fill up your sink (and then some), so these one pan meals are a nice change of pace.
I used fresh herbs in this dish since I’m a huge fan of using them whenever possible, but I know not everyone keeps a steady supply of fresh herbs in their house, so you can swap them out for dried (just use about 1/3 of the amount) if that’s what you have on hand. No need to run out to the store 🙂
In the magazine, they actually made this meal using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, so if you’d prefer to use those, no problem. I just really like the flavor of pork and apples… they’re a match made in Fall heaven! I also chose to use bone-in pork chops, since I find they have better flavor and don’t get dried out as easily… but I know not everyone likes cooking with bone-in meat, so you can also use boneless pork chops if you’d prefer.
While this dish is plenty hearty, a great meal deserves a great side dish or two… so here are a few of my favorites… brussels sprouts with toasted hazelnut butter, horseradish mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, and slow cooker ranch mushrooms!
The next time you’re looking for a great weeknight meal that’s ready in a flash… give these pork chops with apples and onions a try!
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- 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 3-4 oz bone-in pork chops whatever with comfortably fit in your pan
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard or whole-grain Dijon
- 1 Tbsp fresh sage chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme chopped
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 medium apples thinly sliced (I used Gala)
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- Season both sides of pork chops with kosher salt and black pepper. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to large heavy bottomed pan (or skillet), and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add pork chops to pan, leaving at least an inch between the chops to ensure even cooking and browning. Sear 3-5 minutes per side, or until pork chops are mostly done. Chops will continue cooking in the sauce later.
- Remove pork chops to a plate.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together chicken stock and mustard, set aside.
- Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil to the pan, then add apples and onions. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Stir to combine.
- Pour in stock mixture, using a wooden spoon to gently scrape the bottom of the pan to release any brown bits (those are full of great flavor).
- Slide pork chops back into the pan, nestling them down in between the apples.
- Cook 2-3 minutes, until pork chops are finished cooking and liquid has reduced by half.
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