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Orange glazed pork chops

Full of flavour and tender to boot.

Pork is one of those meats that often needs a little boost in the flavour department and this recipe really delivers! Orange juice and marmalade come together to create the most amazing orange glaze that turns into a sticky and delicious addition to the meal. The flavours here work perfectly with a simple side dish of steamed veg, or you can twist it into something a little different and serve with rice and Asian greens instead. Either way, it’s one of the best pork dishes out there!


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4x225g centre-cut, bone-in pork loin chops, 1.5cm thick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Mix orange juice and marmalade together in a small bowl. Heat butter and vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to the pan and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer chops to a platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil.

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2. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of drippings from the pan and add the orange juice mixture. Raise heat to medium-high and stir, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan, until the sauce is reduced and slightly syrupy, 6 to 8 minutes. Return pork chops to the pan, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, turning the pork chops a few times in the sauce.

3. Transfer the chops to serving dishes and drizzle with some of the sauce. Pour the remaining sauce into a bowl and serve alongside the chops.


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