Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


"If I could only have one type of food with me, I would bring soy sauce. The reason being that if I have soy sauce, I can flavor a lot of things."
-Martin Yan, Chef

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This is a super simple meal but so full of flavor. The five spice powder is sweet and spicy and combines well with the savory sesame, mushroom and pork.


Five Spice Pork Chops

Servings: 2 | Serving size: one 4 ounce pork chop with mushrooms

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Brown Rice


Serve with Bok Choy Slaw or Asian Spiced Snap Peas or Ginger Snow Peas

2 tsp low sodium soy or gluten-free tamari sauce
1 tsp honey
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp dark sesame oil
2 tsp Chinese five spice powder
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 4 ounce pork chops
2 tsp olive oil
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms (thinly sliced)
1/3 cup water

Mix together the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, five spice powder and pepper. Place in a ziplock bag.

Place the pork chops in a ziplock bag with the marinade. Let marinate at least overnight.

When ready to cook place the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. When hot add the mushrooms. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned. Move to one side of the skillet and add the pork chops to the pan.

Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.

Turn the pork chops, add the water and cook for about 5 minutes.

Remove the pork to a plate to rest for about two minutes. If the mushrooms are too dry add water 1 tablespoon at a time.

Serve the pork topped with the mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 4 ounce pork chop with mushrooms

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 268 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 19%
    Saturated Fat 2g 9%
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg 28%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 670 mg
Magnesium 44 mg