Herbed Lemon Pork

Herbed Lemon Pork is a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients that is made in the skillet, and the taste is outstanding.

Herbed Lemon Pork

Herbed Lemon Pork

I don’t have many recipes in my rotation that require just a skillet. Usually I have to bring out the BBQ, slow cooker or oven. For instance, I just love my Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork, and this Slow Cooker Apple Pork recipe.

Yet, skillet cooking is nice and easy, and usually is quick from start to finish. Plus, sometimes BBQing isn’t in the cards, or I’ve gone past the ‘I can slow cook’ time, or simply it’s too hot to turn on the oven.

Herbed Lemon Pork dish

This is where skillet meals are so nice, and the easy cleanup is even better.

Herbed Lemon Pork is a quick recipe that is made in the skillet, and the taste is outstanding. Lemon and pork are such a great combination, and really adds that light zing to the meal. Plus, it’s so pretty right? It may look more complicated than it is, but that can just be our little secret.

Herbed Lemon Pork can be paired with so much, yet I have a mad-love for asparagus. I do have another recipe on this blog for Lemon Pepper Asparagus, which is almost lemon-overboard to serve with it, yet you can omit the lemon from the recipe and it’s just perfect with this pork recipe.

Hmmm, can you tell I love lemon? Alternatively, you could steam some broccoli and rice as a side, and there’s always the option of a salad. Really, the pairing combinations with this one are limitless.

Herbed Lemon Pork

The point is, this Herbed Lemon Pork is a recipe that doesn’t have heavy sauces nor the calories that come with it {yet not skimping on taste}, which is most welcome.


Herbed Lemon Pork
Herbed Lemon Pork

Herbed Lemon Pork

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Herbed Lemon Pork is a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients that is made in the skillet, and the taste is outstanding.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil + ½ tbsp
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 8 medallions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced {both set aside}
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the 1 tbsp olive oil. Season pork medallions with salt and pepper generously on each side. Place into skillet, and cook over medium high heat for about 2-3 minutes on each side {pork should reach 145 degrees F}.
  2. Remove from skillet and let rest on a large plate.
  3. Place the skillet back on the burner, add ½ tbsp olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring. Remove from heat.
  4. Add lemon zest and juice, and parsley; stir until combined.
  5. Serve pork medallions and spoon sauce over the top.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 25g

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  1. Oh my gosh this looks absolutely delicious! i was actually just telling my hubby yesterday that I wanted to start doing some pork dishes because we never have it. this will be great to try out 🙂

  2. I swear I can smell this through my computer screen. It looks so yummy, thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. This looks really yummy!! I am always looking for a new way to do pork so must try!! Thanks 🙂

  4. I love lemon with chicken and find it brings the flavour out, but I have never tried lemon with pork before, guess I’m going to have to give it a try!!

  5. This looks amazing! I have never used lemon with pork so I am very excited to try this. The presentation on this is beautiful as well.

  6. Your pictures are beautiful.
    I’ve never tried lemon with pork, I usually do apples, but yours looks lovely. I’ll have to expand my pork horizons.

  7. I LOVE using lemon when cooking with meat…..just makes the flavor perfect!

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  8. I have to admit that I don’t use the skillet much for cooking either. This recipe looks and sounds really good so I am going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This recipe sounds like one I would love. Simple and fresh. Thank you for sharing. Your photos BTW are always drool worthy, I find myself licking my lips. (at least I am not licking the computer screen)

  10. I was in love at first sight.This is so delicious looking that I am making it soon.The picture says it all because it looks like food from heaven.Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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