Chinese Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry

Chinese Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 37 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
551 Calories
25g Fat
29g Carbs
54g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 551
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 750mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 54g
Calcium 373mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Some nights you just want to do something different with your pork chops. Look no further than this quick stir-fry recipe! Feel free to add a bit of soy sauce and/or sugar when stir-frying the baby bok choy. 

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • For Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch 
  • For Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid honey
  • Other:
  • 2 slices ginger, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 baby bok choy
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed in 4 teaspoons water
  • A few drops sesame oil, as needed
  • 4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chinese Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry ingredients

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  2. Cut the pork chops into 1-inch cubes.

    Cut the pork chops into cubes in a bowl

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  3. Add the rice wine and cornstarch and marinate for 30 minutes.

    Add the rice wine and cornstarch to the pork in the bowl

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  4. While the pork is marinating, prepare the vegetables and sauce. Wash the baby bok choy, drain, and chop, separating the leaves and the stalks.

    Wash the baby bok choy, and chop, separating the leaves and the stalks

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  5. Cut baby carrots in half.

    Cut baby carrots in half

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  6. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl, set aside. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and set aside.

    Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl, cornstarch mixture in a small bowl

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  7. Heat a wok or heavy gauge frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the pork chop cubes. Let the pork chops cook for a minute, and then stir-fry until they change color and are nearly cooked. Remove from the wok or pan and drain on paper towels.

    pork cooking in a wok

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  8. Clean out the wok and add more oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and ginger. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic. Add the carrots. Stir-fry briefly.

    garlic, ginger and carrots cooking in a wok

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  9. Add the baby bok choy stalks. Cook briefly, add the leaves and stir-fry briefly until they turn bright green.

    Add the baby bok choy stalks to the carrots cooking in a wok

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  10. Make a well in the middle of the wok and add the sauce.

    vegetables and sauce cooking in a wok

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  11. Turn up the heat, give the cornstarch and water mixture a quick re-stir and add it to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken. Mix everything together.

    Chinese Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry cooking in a wok

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  12. Add a few drops of sesame oil and serve hot. Serve with cooked rice.

    Chinese Orange Pork Chop Stir-fry in a wok

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