Flavorful Pork Chops


Happy Friday NEMs!  Have you figured out what you want to make the family for dinner tonight?  If not, here’s a quick and easy recipe if you like Pork Chops!  This recipe from my best friend Jennifer who has a full time career and two boys ages 5 and 3 and is also a fellow NEM.  She whipped this dinner up last night for me, her, and the three boys:  Ryker, Kai, and my son Maddox in less than 15 minutes!  The recipe does call for a few pats of butter…but it’s OK to splurge a little!  😉

Prep Time:  5-10 min   Cook Time:  12 min


What you’ll need:

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick)
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 pats of butter
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Salad of your choice w/dressing
  • Easy make Quinoa & Brown Rice (Costco)
  • Broccoli (or veggie of choice for the kiddos)

Let’s Cook!

  • Salt and Pepper both sides of each pork chop

raw chops

  • Steam your broccoli (or veggies)
  • In a frying pan, add 1/4 cup of olive oil

olive oil

  • Add 2-3 pats of butter and mix in with olive oil- cook on HIGH
  • Once the oil/butter are slightly sizzling, place the pork chops in the frying pan, cover and let cook for 3 minutes

chops in pan

  • Turn the pork chops over and cook for another 3-4 minutes on MED heat (or until desired meat temp) If you are also giving this to the kiddos, you should cook the meat thoroughly

photo 4

  • Remove the pork chops
  • For the remaining sauce, turn the heat back up to HIGH and let the sauce get to a “bubbly” texture then turn off stove

bubble sauce

  • Make the Quinoa & Brown rice mix according to the package


  • Serve the Quinoa/Brown rice, with veggies, and pour some of the sauce on top of the pork chops for awesome flavor!

pork  chops final

Let me know what you think! 🙂  The boys really loved this dish!

boys eating



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