Chipotle Pork Chops

Serves 4

Erinn Gregory

Erinn Gregory, RDN
Nutrition Educator
NOAH Palomino Health Center


• 7 oz. Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
• 2 garlic cloves, peeled
• ½ cup white onion, coarsely chopped
• Juice of 1 lime
• Zest of 1 lime
• 4 boneless pork chops, ¾ inch thick
• ½ tsp salt
• 1 tsp black pepper
• 1 ½ Tbsp canola oil


1. Combine 2 chipotle peppers, chipotle sauce, garlic, onion, lime juice, lime zest in a blender. Puree until smooth.
2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and rub with pureed chipotle adobo sauce on both sides.
3. Add canola oil to a frying pan (or grill) over medium-high heat. Cook pork about 3 minutes on each side
4. Serve with a side of your favorite pico de gallo or salsa!

Notes: You can also marinate the pork chops with the pureed adobo sauce in a Ziploc bag in your fridge for up to 24 hours in advance. The flavors will deepen and the pork will become tender. This sauce also works well with chicken or fish. This pork is perfect for leftovers as tacos!

Nutrition information: 190 calories, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 470mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 27g protein.

Original recipes available here.