Orange-Sage Pork Chops

Flavorful, easy pork chop recipe! Perfect for season citrus in the winter and so easy to prepare. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Chops
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Jaclyn


  • 4 (5 oz) 1/2-inch thick boneless pork chops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spread
  • 1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh sage leaves (fresh rosemary would be a good substitute)


  1. Season pork chops with 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper and 1/4 tsp salt. Melt 2 Tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add pork chops and cook, turning once until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side (USDA lists that pork chops should reach 145 degrees in center of thickest part with a resting period of 3 minutes before serving as safe). Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and let rest at least 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together 1 Tbsp broth with cornstarch. Mix in remaining 3 Tbsp broth, orange juice, lemon juice and honey. 
  4. After removing pork chops from skillet, reduce skillet temperature to medium. Melt remaining 1 Tbsp I Can't Believe It's Not Butter in a same skillet. 
  5. Add garlic and saute 20 seconds or until lightly golden. Whisk orange juice mixture once more then pour into skillet while scraping bottom to loosen browned bits. 
  6. Bring mixture to a boil whisking constantly, then reduce heat slightly and allow to simmer, stirring frequently, about 1 minute. Stir in orange zest and sage. 
  7. Return pork chops to skillet and spoon sauce over chops. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe source: inspired by recipe fromĀ I Can't Believe It's Not Butter