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Easy Pork Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  285
  • Protein  28 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  17 g
  • Cholesterol  81 mg
  • Sodium  79 mg
  • Potassium  560 mg
  • Phosphorus  274 mg
  • Calcium  40 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Balsamic Pork Chops

Hearty pork chops are even more delicious when they’re marinated in a blend of balsamic vinegar and herbs before cooking and then served with sautéed mushrooms and onions. DaVita renal dietitian Lisa B. from New York shares her recipe for delicious Balsamic Pork Chops, a kidney-friendly entrée destined to become one of your go-to pork chop recipes.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe is from Thirty Minute Meals by Rachael Ray and modified by DaVita renal dietitian Lisa Br. from New York.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 chop with 1/4th of sautéed vegetables


  • 4 ounces Crimini mushrooms
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 pound (4) center-cut boneless pork chops, about 1” thick
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter


  1. Clean and slice mushrooms; slice onion.
  2. Trim excess fat from chops. Coat with balsamic vinegar and spices (rosemary, thyme, pepper and garlic powder) and allow to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add chops. Cook for 6 minutes.
  4. After 6 minutes, turn the chops and reduce heat to low. Cover tightly and cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes more. Remove chops to a separate plate and reserve pan with juices.
  5. Add butter to pan juices and heat over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion to the pan and sauté until onions are soft and transparent and mushrooms are slightly browned and soft.
  6. Serve pork chop topped with sautéed onion and mushroom mix.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3-1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This dish is great accompanied by herbed rice and a salad.
  • Use fresh or dried herbs.



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Balsamic Pork Chops

shayrobin says:


i've never had much luck with pork chops but this recipe was AMAZING!! so simple & yet so flavorful. this has been a new change in eating for us since my hubby was diagnosed with CKD, recipes like these makes the adjustment easier & more delicious :) even my 3 young kids couldn't get enough!

Apr. 07, 2014, 7:48 PM - Inappropriate review?

Balsamic Pork Chops

Gmorganteen says:


Just starting sod restrictions and was dreading! This is great...the chops stayed moist a d the onions and mushrooms carmelized perfectly adding the most delicious taste to the pork. Just enough to coat the rice also! Thanks for having this site.

Feb. 06, 2014, 5:51 PM - Inappropriate review?

Balsamic Pork Chops

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Jun. 06, 2013, 9:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

Balsamic Pork Chops

frannyboy says:


Great Recipe and Easy to Make. Recommended

Mar. 29, 2013, 3:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

Balsamic Pork Chops

hunybuny1 says:


I just made this,it's very good and really easy to make

Feb. 15, 2013, 4:14 PM - Inappropriate review?

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