Simple and quick to make, these perfectly seasoned chops with a delicious sauce are sure to become a favorite at your house! They definitely are at mine!

2 tablespoons canola oil
8 boneless pork loin chops 1/2-inch thick
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup chicken broth, (can be made from bouillon)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sprinkle both sides of chops with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Place chops in hot oil and cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.

2. Add bell peppers to skillet and saute for 2 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the chicken broth, tomato paste, thyme and sage; stir with whisk to blend. Place the chops over the red peppers in the skillet; pour the broth mixture over the chops. Add the artichoke hearts; cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Remove the chops to a serving platter; keep warm. Increase heat to medium-high; cook the artichoke mixture for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon artichoke mixture over chops to serve. Makes 8 servings; serving size: 1 chop and 1 cup of artichoke mixture each containing 12 net carbohydrates.


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