Healthy Fennel-Rubbed Pork Chops with Apple, Kale, and Sweet Potato

Apple, kale, and sweet potato cook with fennel-rubbed pork chops in this easy, all-in-one skillet dinner. Honeycrisp is my favorite go-to apple and works well in this recipe. Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet.


  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 4 (1-inch thick) boneless pork loin chops

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • ½ onion, cut thinly into half-moons

  • 1 red apple - unpeeled, cored, and sliced into1/4-inch-thick wedges

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 4 cups lightly packed, coarsely chopped