Pork medallions with lemon garlic sauce makes a quick, simple recipe. Perfect for a weeknight meal, these pork medallions are also great for entertaining.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions wiht Lemon Garlic Sauce

I am excited to be working with The National Pork Board and Publix to kick-start the Good and Good for You Challenge to promote pork as a great way to get lean protein and enjoy a healthy diet.

For the next four weeks, I’ll be sharing recipes for a specific cut of pork that I think you’ll really love. You’ll also be able to find special pricing for these cuts of pork at your local Publix. This week, it is pork tenderloin.

My family loves pork tenderloin when cooked low and slow, but I love the ability to get meals on the table quickly by slicing the pork tenderloin into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices for faster cooking. I cook it about 1 1/2 minutes on each side and then allow it to rest for a few more minutes before serving in any number of dishes.

Cuban Sandwich Recipe - 2

Dishes like my Cuban sandwich that is sure to be a favorite for game day or a quick-fix meal idea, or why not including in a fast pork taco or burrito? The possibilities are practically endless for all the dishes you can make using this quick-fix pork tenderloin method.

We also loved the National Pork Board’s Recipe for Pork Medallions with Lemon Garlic Sauce. It truly tastes like you’ve been in the kitchen all day and makes a very impressive meal in less than 30 minutes. 

Pork Medallions with Lemon Garlic Sauce Recipe

Robyn Stone
Pork medallions with lemon garlic sauce makes a quick, simple recipe. Perfect for a weeknight meal, these pork medallions are also great for entertaining.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pork tenderloin 1 pound, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper + 1/8 teaspoon, divided
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • grated zest and 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  • Cut pork into 12 slices, about 1-inch thick.
  • Sprinkle pork on all sides with 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pork and cook, turning once, until the pork is well browned and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Transfer pork to serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the broth and increase heat to high and cook, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until the liquid is reduced by two thirds, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, the lemon zest and juice, and the parsley.
  • Serve the pork medallions drizzled with the sauce (makes a generous 1/3 cup; about 1 1/2 tablespoons per serving).


from the National Pork Board


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 95g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo


Disclosure: I am working with the National Pork Board, Publix, and The Motherhood to bring you great recipes using pork and help promote the Good and Good for You Challenge. While I did receive compensation, all opinions are always my own.

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  1. I would love to get the recipe for Pork Medallions with Lemon Garlic Sauce, but the recipe shown here is for Peppered Pork Chops even though the comments are all about the Lemon Garlic sauce… I’m confused. Maybe it’s right in front of me but I can’t seem to figure it out…Help it sounds so good.

    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks so much for letting me know! I have it all fixed for you now. I’m not sure what was up with that! Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

  2. This was delicious, I  varied it a bit by putting some Fine sliced apple into the stock ,as the apple sofend and the stock  reduced it was perfect with the lemon amd pork