Pork Chops with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Olives

Lay these herby pork chops on a bed of couscous with feta, tomatoes, and tangy olives, and you have a remarkable complete dinner, full of Mediterranean flavor.







Herb Couscous

  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 ¾ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups couscous
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as oregano, parsley, cilantro, or mint)

Pork Chops

  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about ¾-inch thick)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons crumbled feta


Herb Couscous

  • 1

    Melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring every so often, until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes.

  • 2

    Stir in chicken stock, salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then stir in couscous. Cover pot with a lid and remove from heat. Set aside to steam for 5 minutes.

  • 3

    Fluff with a fork and stir in herbs; serve warm.

Pork Chops

  • 4

    Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

  • 5

    Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, flipping once or twice, until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F when inserted into the thickest part of the chop, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a plate to rest.

  • 6

    Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet and saute garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint, olives and feta.

  • 7

    Serve pork chops over a bed of herb couscous and spoon buttery cherry tomatoes over top.

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