Gluten-Free and Paleo Braised Pork Loin with Green Onion

Braised Pork Loin Chops with Green Onion Are Gluten-Free and Paleo

Braised Pork Loin with Green Onion

Braised Pork Loin with Green Onion


The flavors of lean pork and green onion work together so that this easy recipe hardly needs much else. We like these braised pork loin chops often, so it’s a good thing the boneless pork is so lean and quick to cook.  When my family asks, “How long till supper is ready?” — I can tell them this will be ready soon!

It can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.  That makes a great weeknight supper, but it tastes good enough for guests, too.  Match it with a side dish of asparagus or green beans and possibly some potatoes for a well-rounded, easy meal.

The pan juices are delicious when spooned over the pork and maybe some potatoes, too.  If you want to thicken the juices for a gravy, that’s easy to do with some sweet rice flour or potato starch.  Either way, whether you serve pan juices (“au jus”) or thickened gravy, these gluten-free pork chops make a flavorful meal for any day of the week. If served “au jus” you can call it whole foods and it will also work for a low-carb or a paleo diet


Braised Pork Loin Chops with Green Onion Are Gluten-Free and Paleo

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

6-8 servings


  • 2 Pounds Boneless Pork Loin Chops, 3/4″ thick
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Water, or as needed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped Parsley
  • 1 1/2 Cups Celery, Diced
  • 1 Cup Green Onion, White and Green, Chopped
  • Optional, to Thicken Gravy:
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweet Rice Flour, or Potato Starch, for optional thickened gravy


Brown boneless pork chops over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Add about 1 cup of water, not enough to cover.

Add remaining ingredients except for optional sweet rice flour or potato starch and second amount of water.

Cover tightly; cook over low heat for about 5 minutes.


If thickened gravy is desired:

Remove cooked meat to a plate and keep warm.

Measure pan juices and add enough hot water to make about 1 cup total.

To thicken gravy, stir in rice flour or potato starch to the liquid in the pan. Keep stirring until it bubbles.

Return pork chops to pan, turning pork to coat.

Heat while stirring, until gravy returns to boil.



From this USDA website you can find this Safe Cooking Chart for Fresh Pork


Find this pork loin recipe and lots of others here:

Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

The Gluten-Free Homemaker’s Gluten-Free Wednesdays

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday

Frugal Follies’ Frugal Food Thursday

Vegetarian Mamma’s Gluten-Free Fridays

This Flourishing Life’s Menu Monday

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  • Beautiful dish! We have some awesome recipes this week!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from

    • Pat

      February 28, 2013

      Thank you, Cindy. I really appreciate your pinning and tweeting this recipe!

  • Erica

    February 27, 2013

    It’s not very often I find a recipe I can eat because of all of my food allergies, but this one is safe! I’m so excited to try it!

    • Pat

      February 28, 2013

      I hope you like it! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best!

  • Linda

    February 26, 2013

    Pat, these pork chops look delicious. I wish my husband was more fond of them.

    • Pat

      February 27, 2013

      Thanks, Linda. There are only a few ways that my husband will eat pork, so I’m glad this is one of them. Have a great Wednesday!

  • Miz Helen

    February 25, 2013

    Hi Pat,
    What a great recipe! Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Pat

      February 25, 2013

      Thanks, Miz Helen – I hope you’re having a wonderful week, too :-)

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