Take a Break from Chicken and Steak!
Maybe you’ve noticed the lack of pork chop recipes on TMP. It’s not because we don’t like them, we just have this bad habit of forgetting they exist. Our plan of action? Make more pork chops ASAP! Not only are pork chops delicious, they are so easy to prepare (which is really important, right?). Bonus: did you know pork pairs perfectly with pecans, which just happen to be one of our favorite ingredients to work with this time of year.
It’s All About Those Pecan-Crusted Chops!
This is not just a recipe for any ol’ pecan-crusted pork chops. Nope, we’ve pulled out all the stops and topped this pork chop recipe with more pecans and a perfectly tart, slightly sweet apple chutney. How completely delicious and autumnal does that sound? The delicious flavor of pecans are versatile and perfectly suited for adding to savory dishes!
Fun fact: Did you know that most of the pecans you’ll find in the U.S. are grown in North America? This includes thousands of family-owned farms in more than a dozen southern states. Incorporating pecans into your meals means you’re supporting thousands of American family farmers! Pretty cool, huh?
Ways To Use Pecans:
We really, really love them. They give this pork chop recipe its satisfying crisp crust, but we also love them:
Are Pecans Healthy?
We all know pecans are delicious, but did you know pecans are also incredibly nutritious? They contain both fiber and protein, and compared to other major tree nuts, they also are among the lowest in carbs per serving, say what? For all these reasons we are so proud to have been asked by the American Pecan Council to develop some recipes that will help you put pecans to good use in your kitchens!
Here are a few of our favorite recipes that use pecans!
How to Cook Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops:
Pork chops are hard to screw up—yay for that! Yet another reason to love them. For the sake of ease, we are baking our pork chops. Here’s how:
- Season the pork with salt and pepper.
- Dredge it in an egg wash.
- Coat the pork with crushed pecans (for a flavor-packed crust).
- Sear the pork until the pecan crust is golden brown.
- Place them in the oven until the pork is cooked through, but not dry—for pork chops, you want an internal temperature of 145 °F.
Pro-Tip: If you’re meal prepping, make the pork chops ahead of time, but when it comes time to reheat use the oven instead of the microwave or stove top. This will crisp up the pecan crust and the pork chops will taste as if you’d just made them!
Apple Chutney on EVERYTHING.
Once the pork chops are cooked, top them with a simple apple chutney for the ultimate fall meal. We love this chutney for oh, so many reasons. It is the perfect make-ahead addition to so many oven-roasted meats because its slightly sweet, tart flavor pairs perfectly with chicken or pork as we show here. A bit sweet and a bit savory, our apple chutney recipe is a heady combination of apples (of course), shallots, whole grain mustard, brown sugar, cider vinegar and cinnamon!
Pecans—Not Just for Pies!
If you make these pecan-crusted pork chops with apple chutney, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper if you do. Also, feel free to leave a comment on the post and tell your friends where you discovered the recipe!
This sponsored post is written by TMP on behalf of The American Pecan Council. The opinions and text are all ours. Thank you for supporting the brands we love.