Mandarin Orange Boneless Pork Chops

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
If you want a easy meal this is it! Mandarin Orange Pork Chops is a sweet fork tender pork that has citrus flavor that compliments these boneless pork medallions. Here in Florida we make this often using fresh mandarin oranges.  While your eating this just close your eyes and let me take you to a warm tropical place in your mind, while you savor every bite!


A delicious mandarin orange, peppers Asian sauce with boneless pork pour over rice in a white plate.







When I am making this recipe it reminds me of a stir fry in flavors. These pork medallions are thin and cook up very quickly. They are so tender they'll cut with a fork! This dinner comes together so quick and easy. I love the mandarin orange flavors with pork and adding the soy sauce gives it a bit of a rich Asian flavor. The sweetness compliments the pork perfectly.



A thickened mandarin orange sauce with boneless pork over rice with peppers Asian Style





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A thickened mandarin orange sauce with boneless pork over rice with peppers




I always make either my two ingredient jasmine rice or fried rice as a side dish. You can make any kind you like. This is delicious also on top of a stir fry vegetable medley.

The oranges really add a subtle burst of flavor and not only compliment the pork but gives the rice that extra citrus sweet flavor. It's like having a little bit of sunshine on your plates!

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A thickened mandarin orange sauce with boneless pork over rice and peppers




Mandarin Orange Boneless Pork Chops is a perfect summer entree that burst with that citrus food flavor that compliments the pork tremendously. Even if you're not a pork lover, this simple addition will make you want to finish the whole meal. The kids love it and this is the most asked for recipe when I have pork on the menu. Summertime is a fun inspiration to make this delicious pork with mandarin oranges.



I love the sweetness of citrus in mandarin oranges. It's a great change from making a barbecue sauce, we eat often in the South. The citrus also tenderizes the meat while its cooking from the acidic juices. The pork is always fork tender!




A thickened mandarin sauce with boneless pork over rice




Mandarin Orange Pork

instructions:

Mandarin Orange Pork
2 cups mandarin oranges with juice if using fresh add 1 cup water to the fresh oranges
1 large bell pepper julienne cut
5 or 6 boneless pork chops medallions or a pork tenderloin cut in rounds
(if you prefer to substitute chicken or even steak they both go great with this dish as well.)
2 cloves finely minced garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and dried parsley)
1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup water mixed together
1/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon canola or sesame oil if you have it
Optional: my fried rice recipe or white or brown rice cooked to package instructions ( jasmine rice is wonderful also with this dish)
Heat a frying pan with around 1/4 canola oil.
Once  the oil is heated place  the pork in the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Add the peppers, garlic, brown sugar, oranges with juice, season to taste. Saute around 10 to 12 minutes on low heat.
In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of water to make it thin
Place that mixture into the mixture in the pan, add water if too thick or more cornstarch if not thick enough, if will thicken as it cooks.
Cook on low cook until fork tender when testing. Takes around 20 minutes on low heat. Sauce will thicken add water if gets too thick.
In the meantime make your rice to package instructions.
Place the cooked rice in a baking dish, add the mandarin pork mixture on top.
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17 comments

  1. I love fruit paired with pork and I'm always looking for new pork chop inspiration. This looks like a wonderful, delicious entree!

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  2. Looks really good and I can almost taste it from here. Nice presentation.

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  3. A wholesome meal! Citrus and pork are really nice together.

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  4. Claudia, this is a beautiful pairing of citrus, and pork. I would certainly serve this to company and not having to fuss over 'what to cook for dinner'!
    BTW, I finally joined Instagram and follow you, hope to stay in touch there, as well! xo

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  5. Love the combination of citrus and pork - yum!

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  6. Wow, this recipe looks incredible! I definitely want to try it! Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I think it's perfect for dinner. Pinned for later!

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  7. Wow, this recipe looks incredible! I definitely want to try it! Thanks for this wonderful recipe, I think it's perfect for dinner. Pinned for later!

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  8. My challenge for this year is to learn how to cook pork chops properly, and mandarins are just coming into season here, so this recipe is perfect timing. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. My challenge for myself this year is to learn to cook pork chops properly, and mandarins are just coming into season here, so this recipe is perfect timing. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Looks delicious, citrus and pork perfect!

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  11. Jessica FormicolaMay 8, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    I am loving the citrusy flavor of these pork chops!

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  12. I bet the orange flavor is delicious! My family would love this.

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  13. I always have mandarin oranges in the house so I can't wait to try it. Great dinner option.

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  14. I know for sure my husband would absolutely love this meal!

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  15. I always need new ideas for pork chops and this sounds like a tasty option.

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  16. I am only just discovering pork and this combination with citrus sounds divine.

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