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Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Mushroom Garlic Sauce

Course Main Course
Keyword Dairy-Free, gluten-free, Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 337 kcal
Author Amy Rains

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted salted almonds
  • 3-4 6 oz pork chops
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tbsp avocado or olive oil divided
  • 10 oz sliced bella or white button mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch or your choice of thickening agent
  • 1/2 dry white wine* such as chardonnay
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth can use 1 cup chicken broth in place of wine
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Begin by heating a large skillet to medium-medium high heat. Coat pan with 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil.
  2. Prepare your pork chops: pulse almonds in a food processor or blender for 5-10 seconds (ensure that it doesn't become almond flour and over pulsed). Set aside almonds in a shallow dish. Now whisk together the egg whites and set aside in a separate bowl.
  3. Place pork chops in the egg white mixture first, then move it to the almond mixture completely covering all sides of your pork chop.
  4. Place inside your skillet and cook 4-6 minutes per side (this will depend on the thickness of your pork chops). Do not overcook!! They can be the slightest pink on the inside, but internal temperature should be 165 degrees. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate. Return your pan back to the burner. Turn the burner to medium.
  5. Now make your sauce. Use the additional 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil and scrape up any residual almond mixture. Toss in garlic and let saute for 1 minute, then add in mushrooms. Saute both the mushrooms and garlic and continue to stir for about 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are softened and flavored. Coat the mushrooms with arrowroot starch and continue to cook for another minute, stirring frequently. Now pour in wine and chicken broth. Increase heat to a boil, then reduce to low. let simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until liquid has thickened.
  6. Add the pork chops back to the skillet to keep hot, and serve immediately generously pouring sauce over the pork chops. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, zoodles, or rice.

Recipe Notes

*The wine is optional, and gives the dish more depth. If you choose to make it without alcohol, simply use an additional 1/2 cup chicken broth (1 cup total), and add in a few tbsp of white wine vinegar. This also makes the dish Whole30 compliant!

Nutrition Facts
Almond Crusted Pork Chops with Mushroom Garlic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.