Pork Chop Holiday Dinner

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinner

Ready for the ultimate holiday dinner menu made in one hour? Perfectly cooked pork chops topped with Tart Cherry Compote, served with a Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Cherries, and Roasted Butternut Squash! It is the perfect festive holiday meal that will make you feel fancy in no time! Made in partnership with the  Cherry Marketing Institute!

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinnerYour Holiday Dinner Menu Made In 1 Hour!

I love dinners that come together QUICK. Especially during the busy holiday season! I am so excited to partner with my friends at the Cherry Marketing Institute to bring you today’s recipe! Montmorency tart cherries can be enjoyed year-round, and you can find them dried, frozen and in canned forms, in addition to juice and concentrate. Montmorency tart cherries are grown on small U.S. family orchards, which I absolutely love.

Montmorency tart cherries are abundant in health-promoting properties, from soothing arthritis symptoms and easing muscle pain after a workout to enhancing sleep! They have been credited with an array of health advantages! I love adding dried tart cherries to salads and granola, using frozen to make a sweet and tart cherry compote to top my meat dishes, and adding a little concentrate to smoothies! Plus, they are holiday festive, too!

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinner

In this holiday meal:

  • Perfectly Cooked Pork Chops
  • Savory Tart Cherry Compote
  • Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Tart Cherries
  • Roasted Butternut Squash

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinner

PERFECTLY cooked pork chops, for the win! Love pork chops? Try this favorite, too!

What do you put on pork chops?

I love adding a sweet component on top of my pork chops! A jam or this compote are the best!

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinner


Pork Chop Holiday Dinner

Your Holiday Dinner Menu (Made In 1 Hour) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #paleo #glutenfree #cleaneating #holiday #dinner
  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Savory Tart Cherry Compote:
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 2 cups frozen Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons. orange zest (1/2 orange)
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Roasted Butternut Squash:
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Tart Cherries:
  • 5 cups shaved brussel sprouts (12oz)
  • 2 cups shaved kale
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup caramelized onion (or 1/2 an onion)
  • 1/2 cup dried Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pork Chops:
  • 4 Bone in Pork Chops (approximately 2lbs, or 8oz each)
  • Salt and pepper, generous amount
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary


Savory Tart Cherry Compote:
1. Saute onion and 1 tbsp. butter on low heat for 20-30 minutes until caramelized, stirring often. Set ½ mixture aside for Warm Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad.
2. Add remaining ingredients and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until reduced and syrupy.
3. Salt and pepper to taste? (We used a miniscule amount of ¼ a teaspoon of salt and ½ tsp pepper).

Roasted Butternut Squash:
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. Peel and cut butternut squash into ½ inch dice.
3. Combine in a bowl with olive oil, cinnamon (if adding), salt and pepper.
4. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper and roast for 20 minutes, until tender. It will need to cook longer for a bigger dice!

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dried Cherries:
1. Heat heavy skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and saute brussel sprouts and kale for 5 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Transfer cooked greens to a bowl, and add in remaining ingredients and toss.

Pork Chops:
1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
2. Salt and Pepper pork generously, set aside.
3. Heat large skillet on high, add oil.
4. Once hot (use water test), add pork chops. Cook for 3 minutes until nicely browned.
5. Flip over and carefully pick up skillet and place in preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and quickly add butter, garlic and herbs. Carefully tilt the pan so the butter pools to one side and spoon butter, herbs and garlic over the cooked pork chops for about 1 minute..


1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
2. Begin caramelized onion for cherry compote (3 minutes).
3. Roast butternut squash (30 minutes).
4. Salt and Pepper Pork Chops, set aside (2 minutes).
5. Divide onions for salad (set half aside in large bowl).
6. Complete Cherry Compote, let cook (hands on time 5 minutes, total time 15 minutes)
7. Make Warm Brussels Sprout Salad (10 minutes)
8. Take out butternut squash.
9. Cook pork chops (14 minutes)
10. Assemble and enjoy!

This post is sponsored by the Cherry Marketing Institute. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love their cherries and think you’ll love them too! Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

December 11, 2017

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