Herb Marinated Pork Chops with Apple Chutney
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Herb-Marinated Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

These simple, flavorful pork chops are marinated in herbs and garlic and topped with a tart apple chutney. Recipe is great when made on either the grill or stovetop.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 387kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


For the Pork:

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 Lemon, sliced into wedges
  • 5 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 4 Rosemary sprigs
  • 4 Thyme sprigs
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 4 Pork loin chops, center cut bone-in or boneless

For the Apple Chutney

  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 lb Apples, any type, peeled and chopped (tart apples like Granny Smith work best here)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander seeds (opt)


  • Whisk together olive oil, lemon slices (squeeze the juice out and then add the remaining rinds), garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt and black pepper.
  • Place pork chops in a baking dish and pour marinade over chops. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
  • Make chutney. In a saucepan, combine apple cider vinegar and sugar. Bring to a simmer and simmer until sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes. Add apples, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds and coriander seeds. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very soft and the chutney resembles a thick jam (large chunks of apples should remain), 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add some cooking oil. Add pork chops and cook on both sides, seasoning with salt and pepper as they cook, until well-seared. (Pork is finished when it reaches an internal temperature of 145F / 63C degrees.)
  • Let pork rest, covered for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve pork with chutney spooned over top and extra fresh rosemary and time sprinkled on top. Serve over rice or grains (quinoa is shown in the photo) if you'd like.
  • Note: Apple chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 761mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g