This spinach stuffed pork chop recipe with lemon dijon caper sauce is so fancy and so easy. Impress your dinner guests with this healthy recipe!
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of capers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 1 (10-ounce) bag of frozen spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed out
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 raw bacon slices
- 4 (4-ounce) center-cut pork chops
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 lemon, zested
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- Crisp bacon slices in a medium saute pan and let cool on a paper towel. Save the bacon grease and reduce to medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook until combined, about 2 more minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Crumble cooked bacon slices into the bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the thickest portion of the pork chop. Stuff each pocket with 1/4 of the spinach and sun-dried tomato mixture and close the pork around the stuffing (may need to secure with a toothpick). Season the outside of the pork with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mustard.
- Warm 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add the pork. Cook until golden and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side depending on thickness.
- Transfer the pork to a side dish and tent with foil to keep warm.
- Add the chicken broth mixture to the skillet over medium-high heat. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan as the chicken broth simmers. Reduce the broth by half to make a light sauce, about 8 minutes.
- Add in capers at the last minute and spoon sauce over the pork before serving.
This filling would actually make a really good side dish, I’ll have to keep that in mind the next time I need to spruce up my spinach!
- Category: Mains
- Method: Sauteed
- Cuisine: French
Keywords: spinach stuffed pork chops