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Cilantro Encrusted Pork Chops-Mayo Clinic Health System

Cilantro-Crusted Pork Chops with Chipotle-Peanut Sauce

Time Prep: 15 minutes

Total: 35 minutes

Servings Total: 6 servings


What You Need:

30Crackers, finely crushed

1/3cup finely chopped cilantro, divided

6boneless pork chops (1-1/2 lb.), 1/2 inch thick

1egg, lightly beaten

3Tbsp. oil, divided

2cloves garlic, minced

½ cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

3Tbsp. PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter

1chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped

1tsp. brown sugar

¼ cup Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped

Make It:

COMBINE cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup of the cilantro in shallow dish or pie plate. Dip chops in egg, then in crumb mixture, turning over to evenly coat both sides.

HEAT 1 Tbsp. of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Cook chops, in batches, using 1 Tbsp. oil for the second batch, 4 min. on each side or until cooked through (170°F).

MEANWHILE, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in small saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until golden brown. Add broth, peanut butter, pepper and sugar; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve each chop topped with 2 Tbsp. of the sauce; sprinkle evenly with peanuts and remaining cilantro.


Fresh Cilantro

Boneless Pork Chops

Reduced sodium chicken broth

Chipoltet pepper in adobo sauce

Dry roasted peanuts






Creamy peanut butter

Brown sugar


Calories 370

Total fat 23 g

Saturated fat 5 g

Cholesterol 90 mg

Sodium 420 mg

Carbohydrate 14 g

Dietary fiber 1 g

Sugars 3 g

Protein 28 g

Vitamin A 4 %DV

Vitamin C 2 %DV

Calcium 4 %DV

Iron 8 %DV


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