Chipotle-Marinated Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup sauce)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 311
  • Calories from fat: 56%
  • Fat: 19.2g
  • Saturated fat: 5.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Protein: 27.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 321mg
  • Calcium: 42mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Prepare grill.
  4. Place the chops on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with Chimichurri Sauce.
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