Pork Chops with Goat Cheese Butter
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter,softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 ounce goat cheese, softened (about 1/4 cup) 2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (4-oz.) boneless pork chops (3/4 in. thick)
10 ounce green beans, trimmed
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Combine butter, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon rind, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and goat cheese in a small bowl; set aside. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle pork chops evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes. Turn pork over, reduce heat to medium, and cook until done, about 4 minutes. Place pork on a plate (do not wipe out pan). Top each pork chop with about 2 teaspoons goat cheese mixture. Loosely cover pork chops, and keep warm.
Add beans and shallot to pan; cook 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high. Add stock; cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover; cook until liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon rind, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 3/8 teaspoon pepper, and juice.
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