Clean eating/Healthy Recipe for Dinner 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme approved; skillet pork chops with apples, asparagus, and sweet potato meal. It really was so yummy. I wasn’t sure how the apples would turn out. I would take a bite of apple with the pork and it was a delicious combination.
*I had scheduled in my meal plan for dinner and will use the left over for lunch.
I get so tired of chicken so it was nice to try something different.
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples Recipe:
- 4 1″-thick pork chops, preferably bone in (6 to 8 ounces each)
- 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup dry white wine or light-bodied beer
- 2 Tbsp. chopped shallot or red onion
- 3 medium apples (we used Gala apples), peeled, cored, halved, and sliced
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 1/2 cup chicken stock or water, or more as needed
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
*I used water turned out fine and I didn’t use parsley. I used whatever apples I had!
Blot the chops dry with a paper towel. Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When it’s hot, add the chops, turn the heat to high, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. When they brown and release from the pan easily, turn the chops, season again, and cook this side the same way. The whole process should take about 2 minutes per side or 3 to 5 minutes total.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the wine—be careful here; the wine may splatter a bit when it hits the hot oil—and the shallot and cook, turning the chops once or twice, until the wine is almost evaporated, 1 or 2 minutes. Transfer the chops to a plate and return the pan to the heat.
Add the apples and onion to the hot pan and stir until they start to stick, 1 or 2 minutes. Add the stock, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Return the chops to the pan, along with any juices accumulated on the plate. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat so it bubbles steadily, then cover.
Cook, stirring occasionally and turning the chops once or twice, until the chops are tender, 5 to 10 minutes; add another 1/2 cup stock or water if the apples start to stick. When the chops are done, they will be firm to the touch, their juices will run just slightly pink, and when you cut into them the color will be rosy at first glance but turn pale within seconds. By this time the apples and onions will also be soft. Stir in the lemon juice and butter and taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve the chops with the sauce on top, garnished with the parsley.
21 Day Fix container breakdown:
I clean and cut the hard bottoms off my asparagus.
I boil some water in the skillet I will use to fry them in. I put enough water to boil the asparagus. Only boil them long enough to blanch them (bright green color), if you boil them too long they will get mushy. So boiling time depends on how you like your veggies.
Remove. Drain. Put approx. 1 tbsp. of coconut oil in the skillet. Place your asparagus spears in the skillet. I season with salt, pepper, garlic power. (I don’t’ measure, just a light sprinkle over all) Fry them for a few minutes.
I just did these in the microwave. I have this awesome microwave potato bag that does them up so deliciously. 2 large sweet potatoes took approx. 6 mins., checked them and did another 6 mins. This may vary depending on your microwave or how soft you like them, just keep checking them throughout your cooking time.
BAKING POTATOES HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EASY – Get perfect oven baked potatoes in just minutes with these bags. Slip the potatoes into the bags and place them in the microwave. In 4 minutes you can have fully cooked potatoes. Cut them open, add your favorite baked potato toppings, and enjoy. *sweet potatoes take longer because they are harder
I did not add anything to the sweet potatoes. (no sugar, no butter! This may take some getting used to but your taste buds will adjust and you will start to finally taste all the rich natural flavors of the veggies when they aren’t drenched in sugars & butters)
I found this recipe for the pork chops from Fit &Fierce Mama
Pork 1 Red, Asparagus 1 green (or 2 depending how much you want), sweet potato 1 yellow, apples 1/2 Purple (again depends how much you want)
With Love, Mara