Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Now that summer is approaching, we’re looking for lighter recipes for our evening meals. The stews and hearty casseroles will be retired until the fall, and grilled dinners, or quick pan fries will take their place. We’d rather be out on the deck, than inside, chained to the hot stove!

This recipe is an old favourite of ours. It’s quick and easy to make, with a light, tangy taste. It’s low in calories too, so that’s a bonus!

We usually serve this with rice, and a green vegetable, to brighten the plate.

Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4” slices
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil.
  2. Add the pork in a single layer, and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper
  3. Sauté for 2 minutes, then turn the slices over and sauté until cooked through, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove pork from the skillet, and cover, to keep warm
  5. Put the broth in a small bowl, then add the cornstarch and stir until smooth.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice, then pour the broth mixture into the skillet
  7. Simmer until slightly thickened and heated through, about 1 minute
  8. Serve pork slices, and top with the lemon sauce.

Makes 4 servings

Per serving: 156 cal; 8 g fat, 3 g carb; 18 g protein; 0 g fibre


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