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Easy Fruit Pork Stove Top

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  406
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  43 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  78 mg
  • Sodium  75 mg
  • Potassium  435 mg
  • Phosphorus  270 mg
  • Calcium  29 mg
  • Fiber  1.4 g

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

The best tasting food is always made from scratch,and it doesn’t have to be difficult to prepare. Simple kidney-friendly recipes allow the ingredients’ natural flavors to shine. This Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce recipe is a perfect example of an easy recipe with big flavor. DaVita renal dietitian,Angela,focuses her love for cooking and good health on teaching her patients flavorful alternatives to fast food and prepackaged meals.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Angela from Tennessee.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2-cup white rice


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (approximately 4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cranapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 3 cups white rice, cooked


  1. Sprinkle pepper over pork chops.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook chops over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  3. Remove chops from skillet and keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch, juice and honey until smooth.
  5. Add to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits.
  6. Stir in cranberries, tarragon and parsley.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 2 minutes longer or until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Return pork loins to pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4 to 6 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160° F.
  9. Serve over hot cooked white rice.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3 meat
    • 1-1/2 starch
    • 1 fruit, low potassium
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Prepare rice while pork chops are browning.
    • Adjust pepper to taste.
    • For a lower protein diet, reduce the pork chop portion to match your meal plan.

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Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

chucksue says:


I made this for myself and my mom, surprisingly it was really good. I am the one CKD, but my mom is supportive of me, she like everything I make from the DaVita Recipe. Some of the dishes I don't care for but she does.

May. 30, 2014, 2:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

hunnykins says:


Love the sauce on these.

Jun. 17, 2011, 5:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce

centella says:


Excellent -- LOVE the cranberries with the pork chops. A meal fit for special occasions or just to make you feel like any day is special.

Sep. 27, 2009, 7:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pork Chops with Cranberry Sauce



I served this for a Sunday after church meal. Most of my family was leary of eating it because of the cranberries, but they loved it and my brother even bragged how great it was to my sister in Kansas. I plan on serving it to a small group from church.

Mar. 28, 2009, 10:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

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