This is one of our most favorite recipes. I can’t remember where I found the original recipe at (somewhere online), but it’s delicious!
FYI: Some of the spices, if you have never bought them, are a little pricy, but last a long time.
Spiced Pork Chops
4 pork chops
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fennel seeds – crushed
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tablespoon butter
½ cup chicken broth
Mix all spices together and evenly sprinkle half over the top of the pork chops. In a skillet, over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Placed spiced side or pork chops down in the hot skillet. Cook about 3-5 minutes on one side till browned, but no blackened (turn down the heat if they are cooking too fast). While chops are cooking on the first side, sprinkle remaining spice mixture on the uncooked side. Flip them over once, finish cooking.
Remove chops from skillet and keep warm. Add butter to skillet and whisk browned bits with a wire whisk. Turn the heat up a little, add chicken broth and keep whisking till the sauce reduces to about half. Serve the chops with the sauce on top.
I saved a large spice container that had either onion or garlic powder in it (I think) to put my spice mixture in. I also mix up enough spice mixture at a time to fill my container. This way I always have it on hand.
I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does!
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