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Mexican Pork Chops with Orange Cinnamon Ancho Chile Sauce

Mexican Pork chops with orange and cinnamon ancho chile sauce. Chops are drenched in a "just right" spicy ancho chili sauce. A beautiful Southwestern sauce with sweet and earthy flavors.
Cuisine Southwestern Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 195kcal


  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons Ancho Chile Powder good quality from a reputable spice shop
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 drizzle honey about a teaspoon
  • 4 Thin pork chops center cut rib chops, pan fried


  • In a saucepan add the orange juice, chicken broth, ancho chile powder, cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and cooked down a bit to intensify flavor.
  • In the meantime, pan fry or grill pork chops. Spoon sauce over the pork chops and serve immediately.


This sauce also works great over baked or grilled salmon


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 803IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg