Lemon-Honey Pork Chops

A citrus twist of lemon and quick microwave cooking make this a honey of a pork chop recipe.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 32 min
  • Servings 0

2
pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (1/2 pound)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons honey
1/4
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon parsley flakes
1
small garlic clove, finely chopped
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold water
2
thin slices lemon

  • 1 Arrange pork chops, narrow ends toward center, in square microwavable dish, 8x8x2 inches. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix 2 tablespoons water, the honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, parsley and garlic; pour over pork.
  • 2 Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on Medium (50%) 5 minutes; rotate dish 1/4 turn. Microwave 12 to 15 minutes longer, rotating casserole 1/4 turn every 3 minutes, until slightly pink when cut near bone. Remove pork to warm plates.
  • 3 3. Mix cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water; stir into mixture in dish. Cover tightly and microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils. Spoon sauce over pork. Garnish with lemon slices.

Expert Tips

Looking for a slick trick for measuring that sticky honey? Spray the measuring spoon with nonstick cooking spray first, and the honey will slide right out.

Cut the 2 lemon slices out of the center of a lemon; wrap and set aside for the last-minute garnish. Then you can use the rest of the lemon for juice and grated peel.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
50 g,
50 %
),
Cholesterol
320 mg
320 %;
Sodium
240 mg
240 %;
Total Carbohydrate
18 g
18 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
18 g
18 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.