Skillet pork chops with caramelized onions and bacon in a creamy sauce! This delicious and simple dish is ready in 30 minutes!
This skillet pork chops recipe is low carb and deliciously flavored with caramelized onion & bacon!
For the past two months I’ve closely followied a ketogenic diet (read more in this low carb chocolate peanut butter fudge post), and really watching my carbs by trying to keep them between 20-50 grams a day AND I have been intermittent fasting(see below).
Most of my carbohydrates come from vegetables. I eat salads everyday.
What’s different for me is that I cook with more fats and make sure I get a decent portion in every meal (butter, olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, heavy cream).
Transitioning from low-fat dishes to higher fat Keto-style meals has taken some time to retrain my thought process. Our bodies need good fats to thrive!
As I experiment in the kitchen with different dishes Alan and I are enjoying every tasty bite!
Pork chops are low carb and satisfying!
It’s hard to believe that this delicious skillet meal is low carb with just 5 carbs per serving. Low anything sounds unappetizing, right?
Low carb doesn’t mean no flavor or bland!
Pork has zero carbohydrates and one chop is packed with about 50 grams of protein!
Basically, I’ve learned that when fats (butter & heavy cream) are added to low carb protein packed meals you will remain satisfied for hours!
Fasting is abstaining from eating food. Intermittent fasting is to refrain from eating for a certain timeframe (8 hours, 16 hours, 24 hours, several days).
Dr. Fung explains intermittent fasting in comical way that is easy to understand.
After listening to Dr. Fung explain how fasting can be a way to heal our bodies and lose unwanted weight, it made sense to train our bodies to use fat (stored) instead of sugar for energy.
Burn baby, burn!!
My preference is to eat between noon and 7:00 pm, which is a 17 hour fasting period, including the hours I’m asleep.
Skipping breakfast doesn’t feel like much of a fasting sacrifice. I never wake up hungry.
The results of this new way of eating is a fat loss of about 12 pounds (in two months) with moderate exercise. I’m full of energy and I’m eating delicious foods! Just look at this meal!!
- 4 3/4 - 1 inch boneless pork chops
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion, sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water
In a large skillet cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove bacon and set aside.
Add butter to bacon grease. Add sliced onions and season with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium and stir onion until it is lightly browned and caramelized (10-15 minutes). Remove from skillet and set aside.
Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Return heat to medium-high and add pork to skillet and cook each side 2-3 minutes
In a small bowl whisk together arrowroot and water. Whisk in chicken broth and cream. Add to skillet with pork and scrape up and browned pieces stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Top pork with onion and bacon. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 minutes uncovered or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 519 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 158mg Sodium: 551mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 48g
For two weeks I followed a low-carb eating plan by Diet Doctor, which is where I found this recipe. This is too good not to share.
Love this cast Iron skillet pork chops recipe?
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