Skillet Pork Chops With Blistered Grapes

Skillet Pork Chops With Blistered Grapes

Pork chops make a great weeknight dinner, and this dish is no exception. It looks and feels special, but comes together in about 20 minutes with very minimal prep. Selecting bone-in pork chops is beneficial beyond appearance: The bones protect the meat to keep it moist. However, you could also use boneless chops or even chicken breasts, if you’d prefer; just be sure to reduce the cooking time accordingly.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high. Pat the chops dry with paper towels, and season well with salt and pepper. Cook the chops until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  2. Step 2

    Add the grapes to the skillet, and sauté until brown in spots, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to the plate. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Add the shallot and garlic, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and thyme, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Step 3

    Add the white wine and cook, stirring, until mostly evaporated, about 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and mustard, and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Add the chops, grapes and any accumulated juices back into the skillet, and cook just until everything is warmed through, about 3 minutes.