Pork Chops With Roasted Green Beans and Pecans

Oven-Fried Pork Chops With Roasted Green Beans and Pecans Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Pursell


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes


2 (12-oz.) packages fresh cut green beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt, divided
4 (4- to 6-oz.) bone-in center-cut pork chops
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse beans. Combine beans, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and 3/4 tsp. salt in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Spread beans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until beans are tender and slightly browned.

2. Meanwhile, sprinkle pork chops with pepper and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.

3. Stir together breadcrumbs and next 3 ingredients in a large shallow dish. Dredge pork chops in breadcrumb mixture.

4. Cook chops in 1/4 cup hot vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until done.

5. Stir pecans and butter into beans; bake 5 to 6 more minutes or until pecans are golden. Serve pork chops with green beans.

April 2010
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