Chipotle-Marinated Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Chimichurri - an Argentine condiment - is a thick herb sauce packed with flavor. Roasted potatoes are the perfect accompaniment. You can also prepare this recipe with a pork tenderloin or pork loin.


4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 311
Caloriesfromfat 56 %
Fat 19.2 g
Satfat 5.1 g
Monofat 10.5 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 27.6 g
Carbohydrate 5.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 321 mg
Calcium 42 mg


Pork chops:
3/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1 drained canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
4 (6-ounce) center-cut pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick) chimichurri Sauce:
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup minced fresh onion
Cooking spray


To prepare pork chops, combine 3/4 cup chicken broth and chipotle chile in a blender; process until smooth. Combine chile mixture and pork chops in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours. Remove chops from bag; discard marinade.

To prepare Chimichurri Sauce, combine parsley and next 7 ingredients (parsley through garlic) in a blender; process until smooth. Pour into a bowl; stir in carrot and onion. Set aside.

Prepare grill.

Place the chops on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce.

June 2000
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