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Pork Chops with Rhubarb Chutney (Paleo, GAPS, AIP Stage 1 Reintro)

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  • Author: Eileen Laird
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger (increase to 1 Tbsp. if you’d like more heat)
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 tsp. cumin (AIP stage 1 reintro)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (AIP stage 1 reintro)
  • 11/2 lb. rhubarb, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 4 pork chops
  • sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Set pork chops on the counter and sprinkle both sides with sea salt.
  3. Make the chutney:  In medium saucepan, add the first 8 ingredients (honey through black pepper). Turn heat to medium-high and stir to blend. Add the rhubarb, onion and raisins, stir again. Continue cooking until rhubarb starts to soften and sauce thickens. (5-7 minutes). Turn off heat and set aside.
  4. Heat large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops to dry pan & sear 2 minutes each side.
  5. Spoon a small amount of the chutney on top of each pork chop (reserving the rest for later). Then put the skillet in the preheated oven and cook for 6-10 more minutes, depending on how thick your pork chops are. (They’re done when the meat temperature is 140 degrees).
  6. Be careful taking the skillet out of the oven; remember that the skillet handle is HOT.
  7. Plate the pork chops and spoon the remaining rhubarb chutney on top. Pour any remaining juices from the skillet on top as well. Serve!


  1. AIP Note: Cumin is a seed-based spice and black pepper is a fruit-based spice. Both are eliminated during the first 30 days of the AIP, but are considered Stage 1 Reintroductions – one of the first foods to reintroduce.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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