Spicy Lemon Pork Saute

Spicy Lemon Pork Saute


"Lemon and garlic give this dish lots of zip and cayenne pepper gives it just the right amount of heat, resulting in a nice blend of flavors."


45 m servings 250 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 250 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown pork chops about 5 minutes per side.
  2. Mix lemon juice, garlic, paprika, thyme, and cayenne pepper into the skillet. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, cooking the chops to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  3. Remove pork chops from the skillet, and set aside. Over high heat, reduce the remaining liquid for about 5 minutes. Return pork chops to the skillet briefly, coating them on both sides with the reduced mixture.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 133 Ratings


Fantastic! My partner and I loved this dish, and he usual hates pork chops! I wouldn't go for this unless you definitely like lemon flavours as it is quite zippy but we thought the reduced sau...

I used pork tenderloin because I like that better and it just needed a shorter cooking time. Also, garlic doesn't sit well with my husband so I only used a touch of it and substituted half an on...

This is a great marinade. Lemon flavor is not that strong, and the spicy-ness is just right. If you like to taste the flavor of the lemon I would suggest adding more. Tip: If you by you meat ...

We really liked this. The only change I made was to cube the pork and saute it to cook - only because I have better luck with it that way. Lemony and spicy, just like the title! Thanks!

The pork turns out very tender and is not dry at all, however the recipe turns out a VERY spicy pork chop!

Nice kick! Pork chops were tasty and moist. I cut the paprika down to 3/4 tsp and that was plenty! I also added mushrooms and asparagus to the sauce at the end. Definitely a dish that I'll make ...

I just made these for dinner. I made it exactly as the recipe suggest. I thought they were good, but not a 5 star recipe. In the future, I plan to change some things. I agree that the lemon ...

My husband enjoyed this dish. I will cook again but next time around will us half of the lemon juice. The meat was tender & not dry. Nice change of pace!

Greek flair, very tasty, lemony & spicy. I too used pork loin. Make a double batch easily & freeze some for a quick meal served over noodles or rice.....