Dinner, Food

Greek Pork Chops

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Today was day one of a 5 day Clean Eating Challenge that myself and a few friends were running. I had the best of intentions to wake up early, go grocery shopping and meal prep today, but as usual I got lost in the mystical land of homework and completely lost track of time. Before I knew it, it was 4:00 and I had not gone grocery shopping, nor did I have any idea what I was making for dinner.

Pork chops were on sale today so I added that to my weekly staples and headed home. I stared at my healthy haul and decided to throw together this awesome dish. Juicy pork chops, lemon, garlic, tomatoes and feta. I mean come on, there is no way your mouth isn’t watering yet. This was prepped and in the oven in less than 10 minutes and was a HUGE hit.

 

 

 

 

 

Greek Pork Chops
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Serves: 4 servings
 
1 chop = 1 red, 1 green, ½ teaspoon
Ingredients
  • 4 pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • ½ of a lemon
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine minced garlic, grape tomatoes, pepper, and 1 teaspoon olive oil to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet over medium high heat with remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  4. Liberally season pork chops on both sides with dried oregano and dried basil.
  5. Sear pork chops for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  6. Add tomato and garlic mixture on top of pork chops.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
  8. Remove from oven, squeeze ½ of a lemon over the chops and top each one with 1 tablespoon of feta cheese.
  9. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 chop w/ ¼ of topping Calories: 207 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 5g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 140mg Protein: 21g