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One-Pot Pork Chops and Quinoa
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One-pot quick and healthy meals are everything when you’re trying to feed a family (or just yourself) during a busy week. This one is irresistible and will be an easy addition to your menu rotation. This meal is gluten-free, jam packed with protein and fiber and versatile; you can make it with pork, chicken breasts or tofu (see vegan alternative option below the recipe). I immediately fell in love with this recipe because it’s so simple and so delicious. I have made it a lot, and I’ve tested it several ways. The recipe below is for 4 servings but you can definitely make it for one, two or six and counting. The ratio for quinoa is 2:1 which means you will want twice as much liquid to the quinoa measurement. It is 1/4 cup of uncooked quinoa per serving however when I made this for two people, I still used 1 cup of uncooked quinoa because I love leftovers. -@nictastingspoon

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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 4
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Recipe

ingredients

  • 4 boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/ 4 cup stone ground Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 cups unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard

Method

  • Step 1

    Salt and pepper your pork chops and set aside. Remove your Swiss chard from the stem and roughly chop (or tear with your hands) into large bite side pieces, it will wilt down so it's not necessary to chop into small pieces, you will want 4-5 heaping cups. Set it aside.

  • Step 2

    In a large pan over medium hear melt your butter. Add in your dijon mustard and turmeric. Stir to combine evenly.

  • Step 3

    Add in your pork chops, making sure they have enough room and are not touching each other. Over medium heat let it them cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove the pork chops from the pan.

  • Step 4

    Add in your chicken stock and use your wooden spoon (or spatula) to scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. This will add all of that flavor back into the dish. Turn the heat back to a medium-high so that the stock will start to boil.

  • Step 5

    Add in your quinoa. Stir to combine with the chicken stock.

  • Step 6

    Pile your Swiss chard into the pan on top of the quinoa and chicken stock. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

  • Step 7

    Place your pork chops back in the pan on top of the Swiss chard.

  • Step 8

    Turn the heat back down to medium-low, just hot enough for the stock to simmer with little bubbles. Cover with a lid and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and do not remove the lid. Let it sit for another 15 minutes.

  • Step 9

    After 15 minutes, fluff up the quinoa and serve!

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