One Pan Pork Chops with Cream Sauce

These One Pan Pork Chops with Cream Sauce are an easy, low carb recipe that is always a family favorite! This easy comfort food has about 4 net carbs per serving!

Ingredients for Keto Pork Chops

  • Bone in Pork Chops
  • Spices: Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Scallion
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Chicken Broth
  • White Wine
  • Heavy Cream

How do you make Pork Chops with Pan Sauce?

  1. First season the pork chops on each side.
  2. Next, heat a skillet to medium heat with one tablespoon of olive oil, sear the pork chops 2-3 minutes one each side until they reach a golden brown color. Note: the pork chops do not need to be cooked through yet.
  3. Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside.
  4. To make the sauce add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and sauté the garlic, scallion and mushrooms for 2-3 minutes. Add the broth and white wine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to reduce by half.
  5. When the wine sauce has reduced stir in the heavy cream and simmer over low heat. Add the pork chops back to the skillet, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

How to reheat Pork Chops without drying out?

To reheat on the stove, slowly warm the pork and sauce together on a low heat to prevent the chops from becoming dry or losing moisture.

In the microwave, warm your pork chops and mushroom sauce on a high heat in 30 second intervals until warmed through.

Whatever reheating method you use, be sure to check the internal temperature of the meat before serving, and do not reheat more than once.

How to Store Pork Chops with Pan Sauce

Cooked pork can generally be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Transfer your pork chops and cream sauce into a sealed container and refrigerate within a couple of hours of cooking to help maintain its freshness.

You can also store your pork chops and sauce in the freezer, just make sure to separate into portion sizes to avoid wastage, as once it’s defrosted it cannot be refrozen.

Ingredients

For the Pork Chops

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Pork Chops* (bone in preferably, but boneless works too)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

    1. Combine the spices and season the pork chops on each side.
    2. Heat a skillet to medium heat with one tablespoon of olive oil, sear the pork chops 2-3 minutes one each side until they reach a golden brown color. Note: the pork chops do not need to be cooked through yet. 
    3. Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside.
    4. To make the sauce add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and sauté the garlic, shallot and mushrooms for 2-3 minutes. Add the broth and white wine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow it to reduce by half.
    5. When the wine sauce has reduced stir in the heavy cream and simmer over low heat.
    6. Add the pork chops back to the skillet, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.



Keto Tips

No fruit, unless it’s berries in moderation…
No wheat
No sugar
No grains
No pasta
No potatoes
No rice
No beans
No starches
No milk as it’s loaded with sugar. ( unsweetened almond milk is recommended.)
HWC (Heavy whipping cream) is good in coffee or whatever you would like to use it for.
Meat, cheese, eggs, vegetable, nuts, and healthy fats. It’s simple. Stick to that, and you should be ok!
Vegetables that should be avoided are…
Sweet potatoes
Corn
Peas
Potatoes
Carrots – can be used in moderation, just don’t go over board. They are full of starches and not recommended.
Make sure to drink half your body weight In oz of water as well if you aren’t getting the adequate amount of water it can be bad for your kidneys! This applies for all forms of keto.
Do not forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
A good form of electrolytes is:
Powerade zero
Pickle juice
Pink Himalayan salt added to your food
Strict keto – counts all macros, do not eat processed foods.
Lazy keto – doesn’t track all macros, still eats processed foods, as long as they are on plan
Macros are a break down of the calories you intake for the day. Which should be…
5% carbs
20% protein
75% fat
Carb manager is a great app to track macros
Carbs are a limit – try not to go over your carb limit.
Fat is a lever – you don’t have to meet your fat macro, it’s simply there to help you get full.
Protein is a goal- try your best to reach your protein goal, but try not to go over. Excessive amounts of protein can cause you to stall in weight loss.
Anything other than this food group selection would be considered low carb. Also, if you are in ketosis, and eat outside of this food group not only could it take you out of ketosis, but it could spike your blood sugar! Which can make you sick.
Hope this helps. 
If you are a keto newbie- This should help 
Meats: ZERO CARBS 
• Beef- Ground beef, Steak, Ribs, and Roasts
• Pork- Chops, Ribs, BACON, Loins, sausage
• Chicken/Turkey- Thighs w/skin or wings are the best because breasts are high in protein. However, you CAN eat breasts, just have to eat more fat to compensate.
• Fish- Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Haddock, etc.
• Shrimp/Lobster- Go crazy, use lots of butter!
• Pepperoni
Cheese: MOST are no carb, almost all are low carb
• Mozerella & Cheddar- Buy in bulk, they freeze well and are insanely versatile!
• Colby jack, pepper jack, monterrey jack
• Taco style, Mexican style
• Parmesan, Asiago
• Ricotta- Freezes well, very versatile
• Cottage cheese- Good to throw in your lunch with berries, usually around 4-8g of Carbs per serving
• Cream Cheese- Freezes very well, this is one of the things that I always glance at whenever I go to the store, and always buy a bunch of if it’s under 75 cents per 8oz.
Vegetables: No potatoes! Get your carbs from above ground veggies!!!
• Leafy greens- Spinach, Spring mix, Kale, Romaine
• Zucchini- Great for a noodle substitute!
• Avacado- Awesome source of natural fat!
• Eggplant
• Brussels sprouts
• Tomato
• Spaghetti Squash- Versatile, makes a great spaghetti substitute and is even great for making hash browns!!
• Cucumber
• Peppers- Jalepeño, banana, green/red/yellow/ orange bell
• Broccoli- Great with cheese, steamed or just raw!
• Asparagus- Awesome roasted or sautéed with bacon and garlic!
• Cauliflower- AWESOME potato substitute!!
• Celery- Great with cream cheese or all natural peanut butter!
• Cabbage
• Pickles (Read nutrition labels, watch for sugar and carbs)
• Olives
• Green beans- Awesome sautéed in bacon grease with garlic, (watch portion size, though).
• Onions- Red, yellow: use somewhat sparingly, to taste
Fruits: Most are a no-no, especially bananas, oranges and grapes.
• Strawberries
• Blueberries
• Raspberries
• Blackberries
• Lemon/Limes- Adds great flavor!
Nuts (grams of Carbs per 100 grams, or 3.5 oz)
• Pecans/ Brazil (4g)
• Macadamia (5g)
• Hazelnut/Walnut/Peanut (7g)
• Pine (9g)
• Almond (10g)
• Pistachio (18g)
• Cashew (27g)
Oils/Fats
• Coconut Oil
• Butter: Kerry Gold is best but just make sure it’s REAL butter and not a spread or margarine
• Olive Oil
• Vinaigrette
• Hollandaise
• Bacon/sausage grease
• MCT oil- easily ordered online/in specialty stores
Dressings/Condiments/Fats
• Ranch, Blue cheese, Cesar, Thousand Island, Balsamic- Watch carbs/ sugar, but there’s tons of brands, so you can find one you love!
• Mayo- Natural/organic is best, but I use Hellmann’s all the time.
• Aioli
• Heinz “NO SUGAR ADDED” Ketchup or sugar free ketchup
• G. Hughes brand sugar free BBQ sauce
• Yellow/Spicy Brown Mustard
• Soy sauce
• Hot sauce
Liquids: Use as base for sauces/soups
• Heavy Whipping Cream (HWC)
• Broths/Stocks: Stay away from reduced fat. Bone broth is awesome!
Snacks
• Pepperoni
• Slim Jims/jerky (watch carbs)
• Homemade cheese its/ tortilla chips
• Cheese
• Pork rinds (0 carbs, very versatile. Can be used as breading, nacho substitute or even sprinkled with cinnamon & stevia and eaten like cereal with Almond milk and tastes like cinnamon toast crunch!)
Drinks
• WATER- Lots of it!
• Crystal Light- Tons of options and very convenient!
• Tea with stevia
• Coffee- Add a Tablespoon of coconut oil or MCT oil, Stevia, heavy whipping cream and imitation vanilla/ Hazelnut or Cocoa powder & peppermint BOOM Homemade creamer!
Alcoholic Beverages
• Beers (grams of carbs per 12 oz serving)
 Bud Select 55 (1.9)
 MGD 64 (2.4)
 Rolling Rock Green Light (2.4)
 Michelob Ultra (2.6)
 Bud Select (3.1)
 Beck’s Premier Light (3.2)
 Natural Light (3.2)
 Michelob Ultra Amber (3.7)
 Coors Light (5)
 Amsterdam Light (5)
 Bud Light (6.6)
• Vodka: Whipped Vodka & flavored water or pineapple Pinnacle with crystal light are a couple of my favorites!
• Whiskey shot (0g carbs)
• Brandy shot (0g carbs)
• Dry Martini (0g carbs)
• Tequila shot (0g carbs)
• Champagne (~1g per serving)
• Dry wine (~2g per serving)
Sweeteners
• Stevia drops (0g)
• Erythritol (0g)
• Truvía (0g)
• Monkfruit (0g)
Other common Ingredients I use
• Almond flour
• Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder
Dont forget your electrolytes, they are needed daily.
• A good form of electrolytes is:
• Powerade zero



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