CREAMY SMOKY CHIPOTLE PORK CHOPS (PALEO, WHOLE 30)

Creamy Smokey Chipotle Pork Chops

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 20 mins

Author: Amy

Serves: 5 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-5 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops (about ¾ - 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • For the rub:
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili pepper spice
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ tsp chipotle chili pepper spice
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

For garnish:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Chopped fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Begin by heating a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Prepare your pork chops. Mix together ingredients for the rub, brush each pork chop with olive oil. Rub each side of the pork chops with spices, and use remaining olive oil to coat your skillet.
  3. Cook your pork chops for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the center reaches 165 degrees and is only slightly pink. Reduce heat to low.
  4. While the pork chops are cooking, mix together coconut milk, chipotle pepper, cilantro, and liquid smoke in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  5. Once pork chops are cooked through, pour the sauce on top. Reduce heat to low, and scrape any bits of rub seasoning to add to the sauce.
  6. Garnish with juice of 1 lime and extra cilantro (optional) and serve immediately.

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Posted on April 25, 2016 .