My babies need extra Mommy time, hugs, comfort and even more play time with me this week and I will share more about this on a separate post.
That means, I needed a recipe for dinner that required little hands-on time. To me, that means it is time to slow cook.
Prepare to drool before you even taste this as the pork was so tender, it literally feel apart when I tried to pick it up with a fork.
slightly adapted from NinjaCooking System recipe
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2∕3 cup olive oil
2∕3 cup pomegranate juice (or use orange juice)
5 cloves garlic, chopped
orange zest from 1 orange or 2 small mandarin oranges
1/4 tsp dried crushed rosemary
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 boneless pork chops, ¾ inch thick
1. Stir the broth, oil, juice, garlic, zest, rosemary, salt, and black pepper in bowl. Reserve half the broth mixture. Pour remaining broth mixture into resealable gallon-size plastic bag. Add pork and turn to coat. Seal bag and refrigerate 2 hours.
2. Remove pork from marinade and discard the marinade. Set pot to Stovetop high (if using the ninja cooking system OR use a non-stick pan). Add the pork, in batches, and cook uncovered 5 minutes or until pork is lightly browned on both sides.
3. Pour the reserved broth mixture over pork. Set the slow cooker (or ninja cooking system) to HIGH, cover and cook for 3 hours.