My latest cooking adventure is Low Carb Rosemary and Thyme Pork Chops. I have to admit sometimes cooking with fresh spices can be intimidating, but after seeing so many chefs artfully use fresh spices I decided to whip up a pork chop dish with fresh rosemary.
I used the following ingredients for the Rosemary and Thyme Pork Chops:
4 Bone-in Pork Chops (I used a thick cut)
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder, to taste
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
2/3 cup of chicken broth (low sodium)
1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 400 F
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Liberally season the pork chops on one side with salt and pepper and lightly season with garlic powder, to taste. Sear the pork chops, seasoned side down, for 3-4 minutes. Season the other side of the pork chop with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Flip the pork chop over and sear for another 3-4 minutes. Place the pork chops in an oven proof dish, sprayed with cooking spray and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through. Next, add the chicken broth to the skillet that the pork chops were seared in and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the rosemary and thyme and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3. Off the heat, finish the sauce by whisking in the Dijon mustard. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.
Net Carb Count*:
Pork Chops: 2 net carbs (for the entire recipe)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts.
Comments: I loved the end result of the pork chops! The rosemary added a fragrant freshness to the sauce. If you like extra sauce you may want to make a double batch. I had planned to use fresh thyme as well, but I couldn’t find any at the store. The dried thyme still worked well in the recipe. If you plan to use fresh thyme make sure you add more thyme (about 1 1/2 tsp total) because dried herbs have a more concentrated flavor. I added the Dijon mustard to give the sauce some creaminess and tanginess. It was delicious! Hope you enjoy!DISCLAIMER: Not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult a doctor or authorize medical professional before changing your diet, medications, etc. PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Some links on this site are affiliate links, including Amazon.com affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your costs will be the same but Holistically Engineered will receive a small commission. This helps cover some of the costs for this site. I appreciate your support!