Orange Glazed Pork Chops {and a giveaway}

These pan seared pork chops are gently seasoned with rosemary and then covered with a subtly sweet orange glaze.

These pan seared pork chops are finished in the oven then covered in a simple orange glaze.

I have a habit of getting rid of things very quickly.  I hate clutter and useless junk.  Everything really does have a place in my opinion.  If an item sits out for too long, then that signals to me, it is not needed and is therefore garbage.  Unfortunately this habit has come back to bite me on several occasions.

Orange glazed pork chops with rosemary and onions.

There was the time I threw away my son’s homework (ok, I’ve done that more than once) and had to sheepishly explain to his teacher how it ended up in the trash.  There was also the time (this may have happened several times actually) my daughter went to look for her art work only to discover it sitting atop a heap of other crumpled trash in the garbage can.   I then had to look into those big brown eyes and explain how her art work must fallen out of my hands accidentally as I was throwing away the OTHER garbage!  There was no way I could tell her that although I really do love her rainbow pictures, I just cannot possibly keep each and every one.

Orange glazed pork chops.

There was also the time I threw away a folder full of recipes my mom saved for me.  A whole folder full of copies of her favorite, hand written recipes.  Some recipes, she doesn’t even own anymore.  And finally there was the time I was cleaning out the basement and inadvertently donated a whole set of old Fiestaware mugs.  You see where I’m going with this?  Decluttering can be good.  But one can take it too far.  I will be the first to admit, sometimes I take it too far.

Orange glazed pork chops.

One thing I know I need to get rid of is some of my cookware!  They are scraped, peeling and crusty.  While I don’t cook with those that look especially dangerous, I cannot seem to make myself get rid of them.  You know the saying “out with the old, in with the new”?  Well, that’s what I SHOULD be doing!!  I’ll live vicariously through you however, as you have the chance to enter to win an 11 piece set of Anolon Nouvelle Cookware (bonus not included)!  What a great way to start the new year!

In fact, I used an Anolon skillet to make these orange glazed pork chops.  These pork chops are fresh and light.  This is a very quick week-night meal, but it is elegant enough for guests.   The chops are pan seared for a few minutes then are finished off in the oven.  An orange sauce is drizzled on top along with onions and rosemary.  I added orange slices to the pan for more sweet, citrus flavor, more fragrance and more color.  The perfect meal and the perfect pan!

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Orange Glazed Pork Chops {and a giveaway}
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice, about 1 large orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • ½ tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • ½ tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 6 oz, bone in pork chop (1 inch thick)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Combine juice, marmalade and mustard in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. In a large oven proof skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper, add to pan, cook for 5 minutes or until browned. Turn pork, add rosemary and onions to pan. Pour juice over pork, add sliced oranges. Bake for 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 140.
  3. To serve: place onion and orange slices on a platter. Add pork and drizzle with sauce.
  4. Serves 2

This recipe has been adapted from the current issue of Cooking Light magazine.


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53 Responses

  1. Claudia

    I would love to make the Orange glaze pork chops, Thank you!

    • Thank you, it kept it all fresh and light!

  2. Shannon R.

    I’d love to make some chili in the new cookware :)

  3. LauriM

    I’d make spaghetti and meatballs with my new cookware!

  4. Rachel

    I’d make these pork chops!

  5. This looks amazing! Loving all that mustard grain going on in there too…. I think I have a new dinner to make this week!!

    • Yes, there will definitely be a repeat of this in our household!

  6. This is such a great and easy dinner! I love cleaning things out but agree that you have to be careful. I say get rid of those old pots and pans and go buy some new ones though :)

  7. Ellen

    I’d make macaroni and cheese for sure!

  8. Naoko

    I’d make your orange glazed pork chops- they look divine!

  9. I adore pork chops! And this orange glaze, loving!!

  10. Patrick

    I’d make this orange glazed pork chop I’m looking at right now.

  11. Rachel G.

    I would like to make shrimp scampi with new cookware!

  12. Trisha

    Guiness Beef Stew!

  13. Jennifer L

    I think I would make the pork chops! They look yummy!!

  14. Tracy Spangler

    The first couple recipes I would make would be Greek Lemon Chicken Soup with rice and Cinicinnati Turkey Chili with spaghetti. Then I would definitely try this recipe, along with sauteed pork chops in apples and applesauce. Thank you!

  15. Charlotte Moore

    Hard to say, but something that usually sticks to other pans. I hate that. An omelette maybe.

  16. Ohhh a skillet enchilada recipe I want to try!

  17. Keatyn

    I would love to try this recipe! I love anything citrusy!

  18. heather Wells

    I think it would make everything I cook 100% better!

  19. I would make skillet lasagna

  20. Linda K.

    I’d make everything in these pans, but I’d start with some pasta.

  21. Cheryl Hinson

    I would actually like to make these Pork Chops….. good recipe!


    I would like to cook healthier. This cookware set would be a very helpful step in that direction. Thank You :)

  23. Darby

    chicken parm

  24. I WISH I had a little of that in me….the tendency to toss old things. I am so much more likely to hold onto it WAY past the point of ever needing it again and then being too overwhelmed to even sort through it! I guess we all have our thing :) This recipe looks amazingly moist and so flavorful – thanks for a new way to make pork chops!

  25. Joanna

    I would make some turkey burgers in my new cookware!

  26. Crystal

    I’d like to make homemade chicken Alfredo.

  27. I would love to cook more fish on the stove top and finish it in the oven.

  28. […] a week!  It’s been packed full of appetizers and giveaway’s!   Did you enter to win the Anolon Cookware Set?  The spices?  The Syrups?, The PotsandPans for Rachel Ray Tools?  What are you waiting for? […]

  29. Jenna

    I’m not sure where I’d start!! Maybe homemade sausage gravy for the hubby!!

  30. Michele Phillips

    I’d start with these orange glazed pork chops… and then….

  31. Citrus with savory always grabs my attention. Great looking recipe and thanks for sharing. Must make this one soon.

  32. KaySue

    I would like to try these orange glazed pork chops.

  33. mary

    in these lovely pans, I would make ratatouille.

  34. I think I would make some Salisbury Steaks with mushroom gravy. Yum

  35. Joanne Keith

    I would love to make Chicken Cordon Blue and so many other things!! The possibilities are endless!!!!

  36. I would make this pan seared pork chops covered in a simple orange glaze recipe that you posted here! looks fabulous!

  37. I would just love to cook my everyday meals in these…the pots and pans I have no are so pitiful :(

  38. I would make Southern fried cubed steak with rice and gravy!!!!

  39. Sara Mayo

    I would love to make some chicken spaghetti bruschetta and your orange glazed pork chops!

  40. Stacie D.

    Looks yummy!

  41. Stacy

    These pork chops sound divine! If I won the new cookware, that’s what I’d make. Heck, even if I don’t win, I’m still making these pork chops! 😀

  42. I would make buttery cajun shrimp.


  1. […] a week!  It’s been packed full of appetizers and giveaway’s!   Did you enter to win the Anolon Cookware Set?  The spices?  The Syrups?, The PotsandPans for Rachel Ray Tools?  What are you waiting for? […]

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