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Apricot-Hoisin Pork Chops with Somen

Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop, 2 tablespoons sauce, and 1/2 cup noodles)
Apricot preserves and hoisin sauce pair perfectly with pork chops in this Asian-inspired pork supper.  Serve with snow peas or broccoli for a satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked somen (wheat noodles) or angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 446
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 25.8 g
  • carbohydrate 58.4 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 59 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 505 mg
  • calcium 42 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.

  2. While noodles cook, combine broth, preserves, and hoisin in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Add broth mixture; bring to a boil, and cook until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup (about 8 minutes). Serve over noodles.