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One-Pan Baked Pork Chops with Quinoa

by Christina Cherrier – Jul 27, 2016 - Updated Apr 8, 2020  |  2 servings  –  Prep: 10 Min  –  Cook: 20 Min
One-Pan Baked Pork Chops with Quinoa
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One-Pan Baked Pork Chops Recipe with Quinoa – This tasty, simple, and satisfying baked pork chops and quinoa for two proves cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or a giant time suck. Quinoa, tomatoes, and onion are topped with spicy, tender pork chops then baked at crisp perfection for a delicious weeknight dinner that requires next-to-no cleanup.

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Ingredients list for the One Pan Pork Chops Quinoa

  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup quinoa + 1 cup water
  • 1 scallion, chopped for garnish

The pork marinade:

  • 1 bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (or coconut amino for paleo and gluten-free)
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, optional

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Directions

1. To make the baked pork chops and quinoa: Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a shallow dish and coat the pork chops. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile cook quinoa in 1 cup salted water and set aside, you want it al dente as it will later absorb the cooking juices from veggies and pork. In the mean time, heat olive oil in a medium deep skillet that goes in the oven to medium high heat. Preheat your oven to grill/broiler mode or 420°F (220°C).

3. Drain the pork chops and collect remaining marinade. Pan sear the pork chops, about 2-3 minutes on each side. You aren’t looking for doneness here, just for a good color. When both sides of the pork chops are golden remove from the skillet and set aside.

4. In the same pan, add sliced onion, then tomato and let cook for about 3 minutes, then remove from the pan.

5. Add quinoa to the pan and stir fry for one minute to coat into the cooking juices. Add the onion and tomato back on top of quinoa, then top with pork chops. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the skillet.

6. Transfer the skillet into the preheated oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes in grill/broiler mode or 420°F (220°C). Remove the baked pork chops and quinoa from oven and cover with a lid for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. Top with chopped scallion. Yum!

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