Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and enjoy a “barbecue” indoors. Make it a meal: Serve with coleslaw and cornbread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add orange juice and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in barbecue sauce. Return the pork chops to the pan, turning several times to coat with the sauce.

  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the pork chops are barely pink in the middle and an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F, 6 to 10 minutes. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.

Tips

Tip: Check the sodium content of your favorite barbecue sauce if you have sodium sensitivity--some can be quite high. This recipe was developed with Annie's Natural Hot Chipotle BBQ Sauce, which has only 240 mg sodium per 2-tablespoon serving.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; 9.9 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 190 mg sodium. 15.1 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2019
After I made and tasted the sauce I had my doubts but with the pork it was fantastic. I used boneless chops Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
Good but no need to cook the pork chops on the stove first Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2017
Wonderful! My picky five year old devoured his! I did have to make a slight change though I'm sure they would be even better the original way. My husband does not like citrus flavor in meat. (He's weird I know.) So I put 1.5 T of vinegar into my 1/3 measuring cup and filled the rest of it up with mustard. Then mixed that directly with the BBQ rather than cooking it off as directed with the OJ I replaced. I used a cast iron skillet and it was fantastic! Made an account just to review it.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2016
Quick and easy This was a very tasty quick and easy dinner. I made sweet potato fires in the oven but started them about 15 min before the pork chops went into the oven. Pros: Few ingredients one pan for easy clean up Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
These chops tasted great? It was hard to stop at just one serving. I used Stubb's spicy BBQ sauce (240 mg sodium) and only had concentrated OJ which worked fine. The sauce was tasty and not overly sweet. will make again. Pros: Easy to make! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2012
Oven Barbeque at its Best My husband and I loved this. One for the book and we look forward to experimenting with different bbq sauces. Pros: Flavor Simple to make Healthy Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
Simple enough for beginners delicious enough for the family chef! Because my mother has been ill I took up cooking for my dad and myself. I looked for a simple enough recipe that I wouldn't be too confused but also something that would make my dad pleasantly surprised. This recipe accomplished both goals with ease. If you are a beginner like me and need to look up what 'minced' means and just how to best pick apart a garlic clover you can expect the prep time to take a little longer (15-25 min). That's not really a con though because I believe it had more to do with me than the recipe! Pros: Flavor Simple Fast Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Very easy and delic... found this to be a wonderful recipe would make this for a house full of people Pros: simple to make Cons: really none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very tasty and easy to make. My husband this is a keeper a in ga Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very good. I don't like barbecue sauce but I loved this sauce. I used boneless loin chops. I think the sauce would be good on chicken breasts too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really easy and fast and very delicious! Summertime flavor all year round. Love that this uses ingredients I always have on hand. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this dish last night and everyone loved it. They all said the sauce was the best they had ever tasted. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe. I will be visiting your site often now. I also used boneless chops. They were so tender you could cut them with a fork. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Working Mom in Tn Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Excellent! A nice change from regular barbeque! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
It is hard to get my husband to eat healthy but he loves this recipe. When he does go shopping with me he picks out the pork chops and asks me to make this recipe again. Great and easy recipe:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Easy and delicious This was so easy and delicious. I used thick boneless pork chops and Diana sauce because it had the lowest sodium count. The orange juice gives the sauce just the right amount of tang. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I make this all the time... This was one of the very first recipes I tried when I discovered EatingWell (and was teaching myself to cook) now it's become one of those recipes my boyfriend always asks for when we're planning the weekly menu. The sauce is one of the best BBQ concoctions I've ever had in addition to this being SO easy to make. In fact I'm making it for dinner tonight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Popular with the Family This recipe was a hit with the family. My Dad who isn't super-easy to please loved it. As he said "The sauce makes the meal. This sauce is awesome." I was worried the orange juice would create too much of a citrus-y flavor but it really just serves to moisten the dish and the orange wasn't a noticeable flavor in the final product. I'm always nervous when a recipe requires you to place a skillet in the oven because once it's removed it's easy to forget the handle has been baking in 400 degree temperatures but I think I've learned my lesson after one burn from another similar recipe so no burns this time. Just be careful! I served these pork chops with applesauce and corn muffins made from Eating Well's "The Best Corn Bread" recipe (http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/the_best_corn_bread.html). Yummy! Pros: Lots of Flavor Easy to Make Quick Meal Cons: Oven-proff skillet (It always makes me nervous I will burn myself) Read More