The next time you’re looking for a great weeknight meal that’s ready in a flash, give these pork chops with apples and onions a try!
Hey everyone, it’s Amanda from The Chunky Chef! Lately I’ve been getting quite a few requests for more one pan/one pot meals, so I knew I’d have to share this winner with you.
This recipe isn’t entirely mine. I got it from Cooking Light magazine, then made a few tweaks and changes. I have a weird habit of NEVER being able to follow a recipe! (⌒▽⌒)
There’s something so satisfying about cooking a meal in ONE pan. You feel accomplished, like you’re working smarter, not harder… and there’s the huge bonus: You only have to wash one pan! I don’t know about you, but I loathe doing dishes. Some meals can seriously fill up your sink (and then some), so these one pan meals are a nice change of pace.
I used fresh herbs in this dish since I’m a huge fan of using them whenever possible, but I know not everyone keeps a steady supply of fresh herbs in their house. You can swap them out for dried (just use about 1/3 of the amount) if that’s what you have on hand. No need to run out to the store 🙂
In the magazine, they actually made this meal using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, so if you’d prefer to use those, no problem. I just really like the flavor of pork and apples… they’re a match made in Fall heaven! I also chose to use bone-in pork chops, since I find they have better flavor and don’t get dried out as easily… but I know not everyone likes cooking with bone-in meat, so you can also use boneless pork chops if you’d prefer.
While this dish is plenty hearty, a great meal deserves a great side dish or two, so here are a few of my favorites: Brussels sprouts with toasted hazelnut butter, horseradish mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, and slow cooker ranch mushrooms! Now, go get cooking!
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