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Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

Are you looking for a new way to make pork chops? This recipe for breaded Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops is a treat that your whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in pork chops sliced 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Emeril's Chicken Rub
  • 1 egg lightly scrambled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2-4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

For the glaze:

Instructions

  • Mix flour, salt, pepper, and Emeril's Chicken Rub in a large, shallow bowl. (I like coating trays like these.)
  • In another shallow bowl, mix the egg and milk.
  • Working one at a time, coat the pork chops with flour, then egg, then flour again. Be sure that both sides of each pork chop are fully coated. Set breaded pork chops aside.
  • Pour 2 Tablespoons of olive oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium heat.
  • Line a lipped baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Place pork chops, 2 at a time, into the hot skillet. Brown on each side for 2-4 minutes. Place browned pork chops on the baking sheet. (This will not fully cook the pork chops; they will finish cooking in the oven.)
  • Add more olive oil to the skillet as needed.
  • When all pork chops are browned, bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until the internal temperature measures 145 degrees with <g class="gr_ gr_119 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="119" data-gr-id="119">a meat thermometer.
  • When the pork chops are done, remove them from the oven and let rest for 3-5 minutes.

For the glaze:

  • While the pork chops are in the oven, start the apricot glaze.
  • Place all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until apricots have softened.
  • Remove from heat. Reserve 1/4-1/3 cup of apricots.
  • Pour the rest of the apricots and juice into a blender or food processor. Puree for 30 seconds.
  • Return pureed apricot mixture to saucepan; add reserved apricots.
  • Cook apricot mixture over medium-low for an additional 5-10 minutes, until the <g class="gr_ gr_114 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="114" data-gr-id="114">glaze</g> reaches the desired consistency.
  • Pour glaze over cooked pork chops before serving.

Tip:

  • This glaze can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Heat the glaze over low heat until warm.