Creamy Low Carb Pork Chops boast only 7 grams of carbs per serving. Pork Chops are dredged in Almond flour instead of regular flour. And creamy sauce is thickened with either Xanthan gum or Parmesan cheese.
Low carb pork chops is a delicious way to keep your body in the state of ketosis. As a reminder, you can achieve the state of Ketosis through the use a low carbohydrate diet. This way you restrict your body in glucose containing carbohydrates instead of storing them as fat. And since glucose is your body’s primary fuel source, your body will start looking for alternative sources of fuel. Yes, we are talking about fat and not carbs.
This is where these low carb pork chops come into play. They just don’t let any of those unnecessary carbs to sneak in! And that’s how your will start burning excess body fat instead of calories for fuel. No carbs = no weight gain! And if you are in the right keto territory that day- even weight loss!
Imagine how good the life would be if the following were true? What if you were eating these low carb pork chops weekly while losing the weight at the same time? You need this keto pork chop recipe in your life to burn some body fat!
KETO DIET AND ALCOHOL
This keto pork chop recipe uses dry white wine. Do not use cooking wine, because it’s loaded with sodium and is not suitable for this recipe. Instead, use real wine that you like to drink. By the way, I used low carb Pinot Grigio dry white wine.
If using different wine, please make sure to choose a low carb wine that is keto compliant. Basically, the rule of thumb is to stick to dry or semi-dry wines, such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Riesling.
You can also choose zero carb whiskey or brandy instead of wine. Incidentally, I successfully made a wonderful low carb pork chop recipe using whiskey in this Pork Chops in Creamy Irish Whiskey Recipe. The recipe includes 1 adjustment necessary to make it keto – almond flour.
Below is the list of Low Carb White Wines suitable for Keto Pork Chops
- Chardonnay – 118 calories, 3.7g net carbs
- Pinot Grigio – 122 calories, 3.2g net carbs
- Riesling – 118 calories, 5.5g net carbs
- Champagne/Sparkling Wine – 96 calories, 1.5g net carbs
How do you thicken the sauce with Keto friendly ingredients?
Use 1/2 cup of cheese to thicken the sauce. Cheese is one of the easiest ways to provide fat and fuel. Here of course we use it to make our low carb pork chops juicy and creamy.
Instead of regular flour, use 1/4 cup of Almond flour to thicken the sauce. It’s one of the easiest ingredients to use and will make these low carb pork chops so delicious and healthy!
Instead of regular flour, Xanthan gum is used in this Keto Pork Chop recipe as a sauce thickener. It can turn any thin liquid into a rich sauce!
Xanthan gum has a very neutral flavor so it mixes well with foods without masking their flavor. Also, xanthan gum is gluten free and low carb. It’s a perfect flour substitute for thickening sauces on Keto diet.
Keep in mind that a little goes a long way when xanthan gum is concerned. Go light on it and let it heat up as you are whisking it. It will thicken, but you just need to give it a little time. If you find it is too thin you can always add a little more.
More Low Carb Pork Chops Recipes
Curious about cooking low carb pork chops in zero carb whiskey sauce? We loved this delicious recipe:
And how about a tenderloin? Below are two very delicious low carb pork tenderloin recipes:
With only 7 grams of carbs per serving, this will become the staple of your Keto diet!
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (or 1/4 cup almond flour, or 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum)
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/2 cup chicken stock (sodium free)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves only
Dry mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning.
Cooking pork chops: First, season pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Then dredge them thoroughly in dry mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Once the pan is hot, add pork chops. Now sear them by cooking for 3-4 minutes per side for a total of 6-8 minutes. First side is cooked on medium high. But when cooking on the second side, reduce the heat to medium. After searing is done, remove pork from heat and transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm.
Creamy garlic & herb sauce: Return skillet to heat and add butter and minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
Next ad wine and squeeze lemon into the pan while still on medium heat. Now add chicken stock and heavy cream. Bring to a boiling point and lower heat. Cook on low for 2-3 minutes.
Add fresh thyme and Italian seasoning, season with salt and pepper (to taste). Also add Parmesan cheese and then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Next taste the sauce and add more seasoning, if necessary.
Adding pork chops to the sauce. Reduce heat to low and return pork chops to pan. Depending on the thickness of your pork chops, you might just need to heat them up a bit to make sure they are done.
Drizzle some of the sauce over pork chops and reheat on low for 2-3 minutes or until pork chops are done.
If you are looking for the non-Keto version of this recipe, please access the recipe here: Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic & Herb Wine Sauce