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Spiced Orange Pork Chops With Onions

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Ingredients
Sauce
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon (packed) brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
4 pork chops, each about 1/2 inch thick (1 to 1 1/2 pounds total)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 4 teaspoons water
Orange slices for garnish
Orange peel, cut into thin strips for garnish
Directions

1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Combine the salt and five-spice in a small bowl; sprinkle over the pork chops.
2. Place a wide nonstick frying pan over high heat until hot. Add 2 teaspoons of the oil, swirling to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the pork chops and brown for 2 minutes on each side; remove. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the pan, swirling to coat the surface. Add the garlic, ginger, red pepper, and onion and stir-fry until the onion is softened, about 2 minutes.
3. Return the pork chops to the pan; reduce the heat to low. Pour the sauce over the chops, cover, and simmer until the meat is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the chops to a warm serving platter. Add the cornstarch solution to the pan and cook, stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens. Pour over the chops. Garnish with orange slices and orange peel.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Pork

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