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Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops

This is one recipe you need to print out and store for an easy weeknight dinner. Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops can be made in under 20 minutes, which means hungry families and busy parents can sit down for a delicious and healthy meal with very little effort. I recommend making extra of the maple-balsamic glaze, it can be used in a variety of ways, keep reading to see how!

Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops

7 Points Per Serving on ALL New WW 2020 Plans

maple balsamic boneless pork chops

At only 7 points per serving on all 3 myWW plans, this is a dish that can easily be added to your weekly meal prep. There may only be a few ingredients but balsamic vinegar and maple are both flavor powerhouse ingredients that amp up anything they are combined with. Let's take a look at the ingredients and see what makes this meal so good for you!

Is Balsamic Vinegar Healthy?

While balsamic vinegar does have points after a certain amount, there are a number of studies that suggest it has numerous health benefits including weight loss, higher stability in blood sugar after meals and lower cholesterol.

Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops
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Balsamic vinegar is also high in polyphenols which is a powerful antioxident. This helps your digestion by breaking down protein into amino acids. The effect being a higher metabolism.

Can I substitute Chicken for Pork?

If you aren't a fan of pork chops, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. In fact, by making this substitution, you are saving 4 points per serving making it only 3 Points for your dinner!

What side dishes go well with Maple-Balsamic glaze?

Personally, I'm a huge fan of brussels sprouts and pork chops. Check out my recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Maple-Balsamic Glaze it's only 2 points per serving whether you are on the myww purple, myww green or myww blue plan. An added bonus is that it's the same glaze used in this recipe which will save you time while preparing this meal! You can also use this glaze on other roasted vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, carrots or green beans. I would also recommend these easy myww friendly side dishes:

Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops

What other side dishes pair well with pork?

If you aren't a fan of Brussels sprouts or don't want to use the glaze for your side dish as well, then perhaps you would like these side dishes instead:

Other Pork Chop Recipes:

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WW Green Plan –
7 points w/ Lean Boneless Pork Chops
5 points w/ Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

WW Blue Plan –
7 points w/ Lean Boneless Pork Chops
3 points w/ Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

WW Purple Plan –
7 points w/ Lean Boneless Pork Chops
3 points w/ Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

How do you make Maple-Balsamic Pork Chops?

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Lean Boneless Pork Chops 4 oz portions
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2½ tbsp Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil to the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat
  • Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Spritz a little water in the skillet to make sure the pan is hot enough before adding the pork chops to the pan.
  • Brown pork on each side, it should take approximately 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup until it starts to boil, stirring constantly.
  • Once it boils, reduce heat and cook until it reduces to 1/3 of its original volume and is thick like a syrup.
  • Add the pork chops back into the skillet (any run-off juice included) and cook for a final 1-2 minutes before serving on a plate with a drizzle of the remaining sauce.

Serve with my Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts or even a side of Minestrone Soup for a delicious meal!

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Maple-Balsamic Boneless Pork Chops

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: Pork
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Lean Boneless Pork Chops 4 oz portions
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • tbsp Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil to the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat
  • Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Spritz a little water in the skillet to make sure the pan is hot enough before adding the pork chops to the pan.
  • Brown pork on each side, it should take approximately 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup until it starts to boil, stirring constantly.
  • Once it boils, reduce heat and cook until it reduces to 1/3 of its original volume and is thick like a syrup.
  • Add the pork chops back into the skillet (any run-off juice included) and cook for a final 1-2 minutes before serving on a plate with a drizzle of the remaining sauce.

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