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Cider-Glazed Pork Chops

This recipe is intended for patients who have successfully completed the Soft Solid phase and are over 8 weeks post-op.


  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb. lean boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup sugar-free apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup low-fat, reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar



  • In a medium nonstick skillet, heat cooking spray until hot but not smoking
  • Sautee pork chops for 2 minutes on each side
  • Remove the chops from pan and keep warm
  • Stir together cider and brown sugar substitute in a bowl and add to skillet
  • Simmer, uncovered for 1 minute
  • Add mustard, broth, vinegar, and stir making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan , removing any brown bits
  • Simmer for 5 minutes until sauce slightly thickens
  • Return the chops to the pan
  • Turn chops in sauce to coat
  • Simmer for an additional 2 minutes and serve