Orange Sage Pork Chops

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The other day we were eating out at a restaurant (which we do more often than I’d like) and when I got the bill for my family of five I was kind of slapped in the face with the realization that we spend way too much money on food. We eat out mostly because we are super busy and always on the go so it’s just easier to stop and have someone else do the cooking AND CLEANING. In moderation this is totally okay. But what I realized was, I was using the convenience of restaurants even when I had the time to cook at home.

These Orange Sage Pork Chops make the best pork chops. Get the pork chop recipe at

I’m not saying that eating out is wrong or that you shouldn’t do it. We will still eat out. We will still enjoy someone else doing the cooking and cleaning. But we will also start eating at home more often than we have been. It’s important to me that my kids see me in the kitchen, and it’s also important to me that I get the kids in the kitchen with me. Not only is it a great time for bonding, but they learn life skills along the way.

These Orange Sage Pork Chops make the best pork chops. Get the pork chop recipe at

It’s a win-win, y’all. I get help in the kitchen, we spend quality time together, and they’re learning. I’ll take that any day.

Orange Sage Pork Chops
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The hints of citrus combined with the aromatics of the sage make these Orange Sage Pork Chops unbelievably delicious.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless center cut pork chops, 1/2 -inch thick (or you can use 8 thinner ones, like I did)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spread, divided
  • 1 large orange (for zest & juice)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped
  1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large non-stick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spread over medium-high heat. Place the pork chops in the skillet and cook, turning once, until done (approximately 8 minutes). I like to cook them until they start turning a nice golden brown on the outside.
  2. Meanwhile, grate 1 teaspoon orange peel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice from orange; set aside. When pork chops are done, remove to serving platter and keep warm.
  3. Melt remaining tablespoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add orange juice and bring to a boil, scraping brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Boil for 1 minute or until mixture reduces slightly. Remove from heat and stir in sage and orange peel. Drizzle over pork chops and serve.

I’m working with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter this month and they shared this easy pork chop recipe with me. At first I was a little nervous about the flavors and whether my children would scarf it down or turn their noses up to it. Thankfully, they scarfed it down. I’ve made it a few times now (over the course of the last few weeks) and each time it has been fantastic.

These Orange Sage Pork Chops make the best pork chops. Get the pork chop recipe at

There are so many pork chop recipes that I’ve tried over the years, and this one is high on my list. It will remain in the recipe rotation because not only is it super duper easy, in less than thirty minutes I can have dinner on the table.

These Orange Sage Pork Chops make the best pork chops. Get the pork chop recipe at

Not only was it fast, it was CHEAP. I was able to feed my family of five for about $10 total, with two pork chops leftover for lunch. I served the pork chops with a loaf of fresh baked bread and a chopped salad. Not bad for a $10 meal.

Find this delicious pork chop recipe and more at -- Orange Sage Pork Chops

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter is available in three varieties: Light, Original and Olive Oil. It offers a nice, buttery flavor that is good for spreading, cooking and baking. You can find more recipes like this one here!

This easy pork chop recipe is a total hit at my house. I hope it is at yours too!

What is your favorite way to cook pork chops?

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60 thoughts on “Orange Sage Pork Chops”

  1. Krystal says:

    What a delicious looking pork chop recipe! We all love chops, so I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks!

  2. Tammy says:

    I make them a lot in the slow cooker or my husband grills them. We eat out very rarely so I have a huge repertoire of family friendly recipes to choose from – I’m going to add this one to it.

  3. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says:

    This recipe sounds amazing! I will have to try this one out with the pork chops sitting in my fridge!

  4. Avry Byington says:

    I always forget pork chops are an option for dinner.. Why I don’t know because my family loves them! I like the idea of orange and sage together.

  5. Valerie Remy-Milora says:

    We rarely eat out anymore. It’s too expensive and the waiting time takes away the convenience for us and let’s be honest, I am so picky about what goes into my food that I prefer preparing it myself. When we do go out it feels like a real treat. Those pork chops look delicious and I can’t wait to try making them for my family ?

  6. Debbie Denny says:

    I think that is great. Delish dish and fun cooking together.

  7. jenny Temcio says:

    I love trying new recipes for the family and this one being so unique AND cheap is making me happy! I am going to make this for Sunday dinner and maybe we will have some leftovers for Monday… I am praying mine will look as amazing as yours!

  8. Michele says:

    I don’t know why I don’t think about making pork chops more often then I do. This recipe sounds delicious and one that I would savor as I ate.

  9. Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says:

    I don’t care much for pork chops, but I’d totally replace that with chicken and make these! YUM!

  10. Digna D. says:

    These Orange Sage Pork Chops looks amazing. I will have to pass this recipe on to my husband, he is the cook in our home.

  11. Jeanine says:

    Yum. These look and sound phenomonal. I am always looking for new things to do with pork. This would be amazing!

  12. Heather says:

    I haven’t made pork chops in a long time. This makes me consider making them again. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Mary O'Malley says:

    YUM! I want to try this recipe as soon as I get some more food. YUMMY!

  14. Cat Davis says:

    Those look divine. I don’t cook pork very often because I can never get the meat tender. I wonder if I could do this one in the pressure cooker.

  15. Ashley says:

    PLUS, when you are in the kitchen you make up delicious stuff like this. So I vote for more kitchen time!

  16. Crystal Green says:

    This looks really good. I love to cook pork chops in many different ways. It’s actually the one food that I experiment with a lot.

  17. Michelle F. says:

    That looks so good. I love the combination of the sage and orange.

  18. Stacey- Travel Blogger says:

    This recipe looks delicious! I love pork chops!

  19. Veronica says:

    I am not a meat eater at all, but my mom loves pork. I will have to share this with her

  20. Debra says:

    These sound absolutely amazing! Delicious!

  21. Kiwi says:

    Now I will be honest I do not eat pork. What I will say if I did eat it though you made it look very tasty and its looks seasoned really well!

  22. Christie says:

    Our family loves pork chops! They look so moist!

  23. Jeannette says:

    I am obsessed with orange right now and this just looks amazing. Since we have family in town this weekend, I think I’ll try this out as I’m sure it will impress!

  24. Ashley S says:

    Yummmmmm! These looks and sound absolutely amazing.

  25. diane says:

    We grow sage in the back yard and use quite a bit of it in the kitchen. These look delicious!

  26. Tracey says:

    What an interesting combo! I will have to give this recipe a try.

  27. I haven’t made pork chops in a while. Maybe I should make some this weekend.

  28. Tiff @ Babes and Kids says:

    I am the same way with eating out. I love the convenience and then I look at the bill and about die! I be the orange on this tastes delicious. I tend to be boring with chicken so this would be a great way to give variety to our dinner.

  29. {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby says:

    I’ll totally try this! But I’m a purest and will use real butter ?
    Can’t wait! I love pork.

  30. Oh YUMMY!! Can I have a bite now?!?

  31. Sarah says:

    Oh I love orange and sage together! This looks and sounds amazing.

  32. Kay Adeola says:

    This is an amazing recipe,I will have to try this I have some pork chops been wondering what to do to them.

  33. Chrystal @ YUM eating says:

    We love pork chops at our house. Such a good, lean meat if you get the right cuts. This sounds like a good recipe my family would love. YUM

  34. Debi @ Life Currents says:

    These would be great for a family dinner! I love them!

  35. Rosey says:

    I was just looking for a new pork chop recipe for hubby. Pinning this one to make for dinner Tuesday.

  36. Shell Feis says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I haven’t eaten pork in years and have just started again, so I’m looking for lots of good recipes for it like this one. Making this next week!

  37. katrina g says:

    oh my that looks so good. i’m bookmarking so i can make later next week.

  38. JanetGoingCrazy says:

    These look delicious! I love pork chops and they are so affordable, but you have to find creative ways to dress them up.

  39. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I am always at a loss of what to do with pork chops besides the whole shake and bake type gig. This is a great recipe for me to try!

  40. Onica {MommyFactor} says:

    I like that way orange flavor enhances meats. Haven’t tried it on pork chops before but this looks like a yummy recipe.

  41. Vanessa: The Queen of Swag says:

    Looks so delicious! I’ll definitely have to try this as I’m sure me and my family would love it.

  42. Kait says:

    My pork chops always end up being so dry! I need to try this recipe next time.

  43. Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! says:

    These look so simple and delicious. I’ve never tried cooking with anything orange so I’m interested to taste the flavor. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos as well!

  44. Colleen says:

    They look great, I usually just do BBQ but it is great to have some other options.

  45. Emily says:

    Those look really amazing! I would substitute something non-dairy, but really this seems like something my whole family would enjoy!

  46. Raijean says:

    Now this is different but it sounds delicious. I’m going to have to try this soon.

  47. Donna says:

    I love thin cut pork chops (cuts calories) and this recipe sounds divine! I fix pork chops at least 2 times a week and this will be made in my home within the week! Yum!

  48. Penelope says:

    Wow, that looks sooo good! I need to put this on the menu plan, it would be a hit for dinner!

  49. Liz Mays says:

    That looks like a recipe I would love myself! I’m all about thin cut chops too. I’m going to give this one a try!

  50. Andrea Kruse says:

    This has been my realization lately, too! We are also a family of 5 and I am not sure the cost is worth the convenience most nights. I love serving pork chops. I either make them with rosemary and sauteed apples or breaded with panko and parmesan cheese! Yum. I must try this recipe too. It looks amazing.

  51. Billie says:

    We were eating out too often, even when we could cook here too. We’ve cut drastically down.

  52. Jenn says:

    Oh wow, these sound amazing. I bet it’s a tasty combination.

  53. HilLesha says:

    How delicious! Sage is one of my favorite ingredients to add to recipes, too.

  54. Penelope says:

    This looked so good I tried it for dinner the night before was a hit! Sooo good! Thanks for the recipe.

  55. Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    We’ve only cooked with Shake and Bake! I know it’s so sad…

  56. Jenn says:

    I need to give these a shot, hey sound delicious.

  57. Ty says:

    I don’t eat pork all that much but this looks so good to where I’m now craving pork chops lol.

  58. Raijean says:

    OK, I made these this past weekend and they came out amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

  59. Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    I’m not a huge pork fan but my husband always wants me to make it. I’ll try this soon.

  60. Matea says:

    I would like to eat out sometimes :-). But thete is always soneobe cooking whee we live (on a farm). This recipe sounds delicious… and we have our own pork, lol.

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