These freezer-friendly orange glazed pork chops take just minutes to prep but taste juicy and delicious. Enjoy this family pleasing pork chop recipe.

Are you ready for another freezer friendly meat recipe that is both foolproof and delicious?

So far we’ve tackled both chicken (with this to-die-for Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken) and beef (with this oh-so-easy London Broil), so I thought it was only fitting that we move on to something just slightly more challenging:  Pork Chops.

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The main reason pork chops can be challenging is that it is really easy to overcook them, which can make them dry and tough. Luckily this delicious orange glaze helps add a lot of moisture and flavor, but it is also important to cook them just enough. For pork it is super helpful to have a meat thermometer on hand so that you can take them out of the oven the second they hit 145 degrees. If you don’t have one, don’t fret too much, just set the timer on the low end and check them frequently to prevent overcooking.

I promise that the extra effort will be worth it–my family absolutely raved about this dish & literally could not get enough!

Assemble the ingredients for these delicious orange glazed pork chops: marmalade, syrup, soy sauce, olive oil, Dijon mustard, pork chops and seasonings.

Here is what you need:

1 cup orange marmalade 
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic
8 pork chops (approximately 6-8 ounces each)
 

Pour the syrup into the marmalade marinade for your orange glazed pork chops.

Step 1: In medium bowl, whisk together marmalade, Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt, & pepper.

Mince the garlic gloves using a garlic press and whisk into the marinade.

Step 2: Mince or press garlic, then whisk into marmalade mixture.

Use a fork to tenderize the pork chops and help them absorb the marinade.

Step 3: Poke each pork chop several times with a fork

Pour the pork chops and marinade into the freezer bags.

Step 4: Pour marinade mixture into two 1 gallon freezer bags. (Be sure to label bags first!)  Place four pork chops into each bag. Press out air and seal. Marinate for 30 minutes or freeze until needed.

Thaw the pork chops in a shallow glass baking dish when you're ready to cook and enjoy!

Step 5: Thaw pork chops; place in shallow baking dish, cover with remaining marinade, and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning once during cooking and removing from oven as soon as center temperature reaches 145 degrees.

 

These freezer-friendly orange glazed pork chops take just minutes to prep but taste juicy and delicious. Enjoy this family pleasing pork chop recipe.

Orange Glazed Pork Chops

These freezer-friendly orange glazed pork chops take just minutes to prep but taste juicy and delicious. Enjoy this family pleasing pork chop recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Orange Glazed Pork Chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 pork chops approximately 6-8 ounces each

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, whisk together marmalade, Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil, soy sauce, onion, salt, & pepper.

  2. Mince garlic, then whisk into marmalade mixture.

  3. Poke each pork chop several times with a fork

  4. Pour marinade mixture into two 1 gallon freezer bags. (Be sure to label bags first!)

  5. Place four pork chops into each bag. Press out air and seal. Marinate for 30 minutes or freeze until needed.

  6. Thaw pork chops; place in shallow baking dish, cover with remaining marinade. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning once during cooking and removing from oven as soon as center temperature reaches 145 degrees.

These freezer-friendly orange glazed pork chops take just minutes to prep but taste juicy and delicious. The whole family will enjoy this recipe.

Ruth Soukup

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