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Pork Quick Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  228
  • Protein  24 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  69 mg
  • Sodium  51 mg
  • Potassium  378 mg
  • Phosphorus  160 mg
  • Calcium  18 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Lemon Rosemary Pork

Lemon Rosemary Pork is kidney-friendly and easy to make with DaVita dietitian Carol’s step-by-step cooking instructions. Simple, snappy and sensational!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Carol from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: one cutlet, approximately 3 ounces, 1/4 cup sauce


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound pork cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • rosemary twigs for garnish, lemon slices for garnish


  1. Mix flour and pepper in a zip-top bag.
  2. Coat pork in the mixture, shake off excess.
  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pork, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and no longer pink in middle when tested with a sharp knife.
  5. Remove to serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  6. Add lemon juice, chicken broth and rosemary to skillet. Stir and bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Pour the sauce over pork and serve right away.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat
    • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Pork cutlets are boneless, thin-sliced tender cuts of pork taken from the sirloin end of the loin. If unavailable, substitute boneless pork chops.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet, adjust the portion to match your meal plan.

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Lemon Rosemary Pork

amymoore920 says:


i also agree, too much lemon. we still enjoyed it tho. i think next time i will use more broth and less lemon juice.

Nov. 03, 2012, 1:45 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Rosemary Pork

2malubays says:


Tend to agree with both Kristen and Truydk. Too much lemon. Maybe 1/8 cp lemon juice and cup broth. Doesn't thicken even slighly, may need a thickening agent

Jun. 27, 2012, 7:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Rosemary Pork

kirsten_ says:


I think that the amounts of lemon juice and the chicken broth are switched. I made this with 1/4c lemon juice and 1c chicken broth and it was still extremely sour.

Oct. 13, 2011, 8:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

Lemon Rosemary Pork

Trudyk says:


Waay too much lemon called for in this recipe. Practically inedible. This would probably be a good dish if you used much less lemon in it.

Aug. 10, 2010, 3:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

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