Broiled Pork Chops with Apple Slices

Pork Chops with Apples

Are you running out of healthy dinner ideas for your family? Try this quick and easy pork recipe for a dinner rich in protein and folate; two nutrients that are a must for every pregnant mama!


  • 4 4-ounce pork loin chops
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 half of an orange (for juice)


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Rub pork chops with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
  3. Line a 10 by 12-inch pan with foil and place pork chops in pan; fold up edges of foil and set aside.
  4. Warm oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  5. Add apple and cook until brown, approximately 2 minutes each side.
  6. Add beans, cayenne pepper and remaining salt and pepper.
  7. Pour juice from orange over mixture and cook until beans brown, for about 5 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer.
  9. Place pork chops under broiler for 5 minutes on each side. 
  10. Top with apple slices and bean mixture and serve.

Recipe transcribed from: fitPREGNANCY