Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops

17 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007

Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and enjoy a “barbecue” indoors. Make it a meal: Serve with coleslaw and cornbread.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½-1¾ pounds bone-in, ¾-inch-thick pork rib chops, trimmed of fat
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce, (see Tip)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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°F, 6 to 10 minutes. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop & about ¼ cup sauce
  • Per serving: 243 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 50 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 243 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 30 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 190 mg sodium; 345 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 3½ lean meat

Reviews 17

July 10, 2019
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By: Mja
After I made and tasted the sauce, I had my doubts, but with the pork it was fantastic . I used boneless chops,
November 29, 2017
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By: abrown062
Good, but no need to cook the pork chops on the stove first
February 22, 2017
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By: SarahZzzzz
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. :)
April 29, 2016
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By: hirzel506
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
February 09, 2014
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By: shopwing8
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!
November 06, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
May 11, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 27, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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
August 25, 2011
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By: haleak2
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)
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