Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

we really cannot get enough of this meal!

6 bone-in pork chops cut 3/4 in thick
coarse salt and ground pepper
2 TB butter (real butter vs margarine makes a real difference)
1 large white onion, sliced
2 apples, cored and sliced
1 cup chicken broth

1. Sprinkle chops generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large skillet over high heat and then swirl in the olive oil. Lay in the chops and don't move them for a few minutes, to assure a good golden sear forms. Turn and brown well on the second side for a total of 10 minutes. Transfer chops to a warm plate.

2. swirl the butter into the pan. Add the onion and apples. Saute' until the onion slices are lightly caramelized and the apples have begun to soften, about 8 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth. Return chops to pan, covering with the onion/apple mixture.

3. Cook until pork it tender (a min to 15, depending on the size of the chops) turning halfway through and covering the chops again with the mixture. If the apple mixture needs a little thickening, transfer chops to a warm plate again and simmer the mixture on high for a few minutes to reduce. Serve chops over rice with a large spoonful of the apple-onion mixture over top.

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