Heart Healthy – Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce

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We hear a lot today about comfort food; but is it possible to have Heart-Healthy Comfort Food?  Yes It Is!  We begin the second half of my series on heart-healthy food with today’s selection.

Using fat-free half-and-half gives this dish a creamy, rich flavor that fat-free milk can’t. Sprinkle the finished dish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Ingredients

4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

1. Sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and pepper.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork, and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and done. Transfer pork to a serving plate, and keep warm.

3. Add broth to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in half-and-half, mustard, and lemon juice. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 6 minutes or until sauce is slightly thick. Spoon sauce over pork; sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Serve with: Roasted Potato Wedges

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