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Fiesta Pork Chops and Rice Bake Recipe

Fiesta Pork Chops and Rice all baked together in one pan - dinner can not get any easier! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Baked Pork Chops, best pork chops, mexican recipe, mexican style rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 445kcal

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork chops (½ inch thick)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 can
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies 1 can
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning 1 packet
  • 1 cup long grain rice uncooked
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup shredded colby jack cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat and brown pork chops (about 2-3 minutes each side, turning once).
  • Spray a 9 x 13" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the chicken broth, tomato sauce, green chilis, taco seasoning, uncooked rice, and onion; mix together until completely incorporated.
  • Place the pork chops on top of the rice mixture and top with the green and red peppers.
  • Cover with foil and cook for about 50-60 minutes or until the rice is tender (you will want to make sure that you don't over cook the pork chops, so check them around 50 minutes).
  • (If the rice needs a little more cooking time, just remove the pork chops for about 10 minutes while the rice cooks longer. Then place pork chops back on top of the rice and add the cheese.)
  • Turn oven off and top with cheese.
  • Let the cheese melt for a couple of minutes.

Notes

  • Pork chops tend to have a reputation of being dried out. The secret to slow cooker pork chops is to be sure to not overcook them.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg