Happy Monday and Happy (day after) Valentines Day. I hope your weekend was something to remember. We had a busy one here in…my uncle came in for my Mammaw’s 89th birthday, we had a birthday party for her (recipes from the party will be coming soon), we played her favorite marble game and then yesterday The Hubby treated me to a special dinner and then a little chocolate treat after…it was truly a special weekend that we will treasure for a long, long time.
Now that all the fun is over (at least for now) it is time to start getting back on track and this slow cooker pork chop & rice dinner is a perfect start. It is loaded with tons of flavor without a ton of calories and fat, plus it cooks all day in your trusty slow cooker while your at work or running around with your daily chores. When it is time for dinner you will have a tender pork chop and rice dinner that everyone is sure to love.
So my trick to this dish is 2 things…center cut pork chops. They are leaner and thicker than other pork chops, so they stay moist in the slow cooker and are one of the lowest cuts in fat & calories. Second is the french onion soup mix…it adds so much flavor without added fat and calories giving the rice and pork chops some great notes of onion as it slowly cooks all day, but don’t worry it is not overwhelming.
Now if pork chops are not your favorite feel free to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs…they would be delicious as well.
In the craziness of your busy week, treat yourself with a delicious, hearty and not terrible for you slow cooker dinner…trust me slowin’ things down a little will make your week so, so good!
Happy (half) Baked Life – MJ