Lemon Garlic Pork Chops with Parmesan Tater Tots

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound frozen Tater Tots

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

12 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 3/4-inch-thick boneless center-cut pork chops (1 1/2 pounds)

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Bake the Tater Tots as the label directs. Transfer to a bowl; add the parmesan, season with salt and pepper and toss. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl; toss with 1 tablespoon butter, the lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let rest.
  4. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook until lightly browned, about 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice and chicken broth; cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Swirl in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Spoon the pan sauce over the pork chops and serve with the Tater Tots and green beans.
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