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Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops (Whole30)

These Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops are pan-seared and ready in about 8 minutes, then topped with a dairy-free cream of mushroom sauce, making this recipe Paleo/Whole30, too! A "fancy" dinner that's quite easy to prepare.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: pan-seared pork chops, smothered pork chops, whole30 pork chops
Servings: 2
Calories: 641kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in pork chops
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

for the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 14 oz. full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

for the sauce:

  • Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it's melted, add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until they're soft. Next, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining sauce ingredients, whisking so that the arrowroot dissolves. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

for the pork chops:

  • While the sauce is simmering, prepare the pork chops. Season each pork chop with salt and pepper then set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or cast iron over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork chops and cook for 2 minutes, then use kitchen tongs to flip them over and cook for 1 minute on the other side. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking them for 1 minute per side until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145° (Mine took 8 minutes total); cook time will depend on how thick your pork chops are.
  • To serve: Spoon the mushroom sauce over the pork chops and serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per serving and are an estimation 
*Storage -- Refrigerator: store pork chops in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days; Freezer: wait for chops to cool, then wrap them in plastic wrap, place in a plastic bag and store in the freezer for 2-3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg