Oh, do I have a gorgeous recipe in store for you today! This Low Carb Pork Chop recipe takes it’s inspiration from one of my favorite (not low carb) soups. This French Onion Pork Chop recipe is flavorful, filling and only 7g net carbs per pork chop!
French Onion Pork Chop Recipe
My daughter and I have been on a bit of a caramelized onions kick recently, and our most recent experiment resulted in this decadent pork chop recipe.
On a whim, I decided to add a bit of beef broth to our onions as they simmered away and when I tasted them I immediately thought of French Onion soup! Well, the only thing missing was to add a generous slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each pork chop, which I naturally was more than happy to do.
While I think this entire dish is just scrumptious, the real star here is the gravy and those onions! I love that I was able to serve my daughter half of an onion and she ate it up eagerly. Next time I make this recipe, I’m going to double the caramelized onions because they were such a hit (and who couldn’t use a bit more vitamin D in their diet?)
This recipe also works well if you swap out the pork chops for chicken breasts or steaks, and it reheats nicely.
If you are a French Onion Soup fan, you need to add this super simple pork chop recipe to your next meal plan. It’s a great, affordable option for making in bulk or serving to a crowd.
Note: I’ve tried preparing the pork chops two ways: by dredging in almond flour before frying, and frying just with some seasoning. I didn’t find that the almond flour really helped it retain any additional moisture as some claim. I think the biggest way to keep your pork chops succulent is to keep an eye on the internal temperature and avoid overcooking.
French Onion Pork Chops Ingredients
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons butter
2 onions, sliced
1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
4 pork chops
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence, optional
1 cup broth
1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
4 slices mozzarella cheese (approximately 1 cup)
Tip: swap out the seasoning for your prefered spice blend, ie, Italian or cajun.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Cutting board
- Spatula or wooden spoon
How to Make French Onion Pork Chops
Add one slice of mozzarella cheese (or 1/4 cup shredded) to each pork chop. (If it doesn’t melt easily, place a lid on the skillet to assist.)
Grab your free printable for our low carb pork chop recipe:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 171mg Sodium: 472mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 49g
This French Onion Pork Chop recipe is a decadent comfort food meal that you can feel good about indulging in!
For more delicious low carb pork recipes, check out our Instant Pot BBQ Jamaican Pork recipe.