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Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

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Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops: Magically transformed with a flavorful marinade, these chops are tender, juicy and perfect for your grill!

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

It’s incredible what a terrific marinade can do for a cut of meat. These marinated pork chops were extremely tender and juicy. Just sensational. The soy and honey acted like a brine, drawing in both flavor and moisture. Think back to your high school science classes and osmosis. That’s what happened to these chops as they soaked in their flavorful bath overnight. And the lemon juice tenderized the pork…it sliced easily with a table knife. This dish has just usurped all other pork chop recipes in my repertoire. You MUST try it.

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

A Winning Pork Chop Marinade

Our oldest pops by many Sunday nights for dinner…and both he and Bill gave these their enthusiastic endorsement. And I did, too. Shake up your pork chop routine by marinating and tossing these chops on the grill. Easy, peasy and sure to please your family! Serve with these tempting Cheesy Potato Cups…another hubby approved recipe.

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops

Tender, juicy, flavorful marinated and grilled chops.

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


  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3-5 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 thick, bone-in pork chops


  1. Combine all ingredients except pork chops in gallon zip top bag. Seal and agitate to mix. Add pork chops and allow to marinate in refrigerator overnight, flipping once or twice if able.
  2. Remove chops from marinade and grill to desired doneness.

Yield: 4 servings

Total time: 30 minutes excluding marinating time


Total time does not include marinating time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 chop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 1849mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 43g

Skinny Tip

I’m starting a new series of Skinny Tips. How I keep slim is one of my most frequent inquiries. I’ll feature tips on some of my upcoming blog posts.

Tip #22: Don’t skip meals. You tend to get over-hungry (ravishing in my case) when you don’t eat for a long period. When you finally do eat a meal, you are more likely to overeat, consuming more calories than you would have if you’d eaten two separate meals. So don’t skip breakfast (or lunch or dinner).

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32 comments on “Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops”

  1. I need more good pork chop recipes. Love these flavors!

  2. Well… ya gotta love the pig! Sounds like a great marinade Liz and I will give it a try the next time I fire up the grill:@)

  3. Being from Iowa I know that you need a good thick pork chop. Sometimes hard to find in the Northeast. These looks so thick, moist and delicious. My dad would agree that this is a pork chop worth eating!

  4. You’ve sold me! This marinade looks absolutely wonderful. How nice to serve something that everyone loves!

  5. Liz, I love it when you cook! I can connect better since I rarely bake. Hahaha!

  6. This sounds like a magic marinade! It’s perfect for grilliing season.

  7. That marinade sounds incredible, a must try!

  8. Lizzy,
    The pork chops look delicious and those cheesy potato cups do too.
    You are so right about not skipping meals.

  9. I just made some honey and soy chicken legs and my little guy ate four and said, ‘Can you make these every night’. I must try your recipe using pork chops. I like how the lemon juice tenderises the meat. How lovely to have your son pop in on Sunday nights for supper xx

  10. A delicious combination, Liz

  11. This sounds like a FABULOUS combination of flavors, you got it going on…

  12. I love the flavors of honey and soy combined. I need to try this soon!

  13. When you say I must, then I must because you don’t often do that. 🙂

  14. Perfectly done and beautiful, Liz!

    ela h.

  15. It sounds amazing! 🙂 I love the honey soy in just about anything, but I’ve never thought of using it as a marinade for pork chops- must give this recipe a try some day!

  16. I love marinating with honey! These chops look absolutely right for me!

  17. The marinade sounds great. This looks fabulous!

  18. Marinade sounds amazing! This would be such a delicious and great thing for dinner! 🙂

  19. I’m always looking for new pork chop recipes because we bought half a pig (And got a lot of chops!). This marinade sounds delicious and flavorful and the whole plate looks delicious!

  20. Easy and delicious. Will be a winner in our family too. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Wow these look absolutely amazing, gorgeous flavours! And gorgeous photo (but I say that every time I comment on here)! X

  22. Yum, I’m making Alfredo pork chops (boneless) today!

  23. I am crazy for pork. These chops marinated in a mixture of honey and lemon are to die for.

  24. Honey, soy and lemon sound fabulous together.

  25. The pork chop looks marinated to perfection, and I bet the lemon adds a great zing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  26. not fancy but just love the word osmosis! And brine! Fancy looking are these chops for sure, great marinade.

  27. Sounds like a winning combo of flavors! And we love pork chops in this house, so totally need to try!

  28. There is nothing worse than a dry pork chop! Thankfully you have come to the rescue with this marinade.

  29. love your Skinny Tips series : )

    This looks sensational! : ) I enjoy brining meat too!

  30. I’m always looking for new ways to marinate meat, especially with some sweet in them. Who am I to argue if you say we MUST try this one, right? Love this recipe Liz!

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