Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Growing up, pork chops and applesauce was a staple meal in my house.  It brings back a lot of memories, but it is also a very simple flavored meal.  When I saw some amazing cuts of pork chops at my local butcher I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.  This recipe is a zhuzhed up version of my childhood applesauce and pork chops.  Not only are the ingredients in season, which makes me super happy, but this recipe is Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto all rolled into one.  It may look complicated, but it is ALMOST as easy as grilling pork chops and pouring applesauce on top.  Keep reading if you’d like this recipe in your arsenal.

Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pork Chop

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 272 kcal


  • oven safe skillet


  • 4 medium pork chops deboned
  • 5 medium tart apples my favorite are Pink Ladies
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or another low-fat vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Using a cast-iron pan gives more flavor, but a large frying pan works fine.  Just be sure it is one that can go in an oven, because this recipe starts on the stove, but finishes in the oven.  On the stovetop, preheat cast iron skillet then add in avocado oil.  While skillet is preheating lightly season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.  Once skillet and oil are preheated place pork chops inside and cook for 2 minutes then flip and cook for another 2 minutes.  While chops are cooking, slice apples thinly.  After 2 minutes on each side, take the pork chops out of the skillet and place on a plate.  Add in the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, chicken stock and the juice of 1 lemon.  Let simmer until the apple slices begin to golden.  Make wells in the cinnamon apple sauce and place the pork chops back in the skillet.  Then place in 375°F preheated oven.  Let cook for 15-20 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through.  Once done, top with desired fresh herbs (some of my favorites are chives, mint, and rosemary) and serve immediately.


Adding in pure maple syrup would be super yummy as well.  But doing so is not Whole 30 or Keto.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 20gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 531mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 82IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apples, cinnamon, paleo, pork chop
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