Grilled Pork Chop Marinade
This Grilled Pork Chop Marinade magically transforms ordinary chops into a tender, juicy and flavorful entree!
This Easy Pork Chop Recipe just requires an overnight marinade to infuse sweet, salty, and citrus flavors into every bite. The process of osmosis draws deliciousness into every molecule.
Why You Must Make
- 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 combination of soy and honey acts like a brine, drawing in both flavor and moisture. Think back to your high school science classes and osmosis.
- This is an easy way to take ordinary pork chops and make them a gourmet entree!
That’s what happened to these chops as they soaked in their flavorful bath overnight. And the lemon juice tenderized the pork making them easy to slice with a table knife. This dish has just usurped all other pork chop recipes in my repertoire. You MUST try it.
Each ingredient plays a part in flavoring this easy pork chop recipe. Many may already be in your kitchen.
- Garlic and Green Onions – these aromatics provide a sharp onion-like flavor
- Olive Oil – provides moisture
- Lemon Juice – brings acid which tenderizes
- Soy Sauce – provides sodium which encourages the infusion of the marinade into the pork
- Honey – brings sweetness to balance the other flavors
Our sons drop by on Sunday nights for dinner, and both of them and Bill gave this grilled pork chop recipe their enthusiastic endorsement. And I did, too. Shake up your pork chop routine by marinating and tossing these chops on the grill. Plus, check out this Best Pork Marinade that you can use on chops and tenderloins.
Frequently Asked Questions
A marinade is a seasoned liquid that adds flavor and often tenderizes foods like meat, fish, and vegetables.
The acid in the marinade tenderizes the pork as well as infuses flavor into the meat.
You will get some good flavor marinating pork for just 30 minutes, but to get the tastiest results, marinate the pork for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. Marinating for too long can make the meat mushy due to the acid breaking down the meat fibers.
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Soy, Honey and Lemon Marinated Pork Chops
Tender, juicy, flavorful marinated and grilled chops.
- 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
- Combine all ingredients except pork chops in a gallon zip-top bag or glass/Pyrex dish. Seal and agitate to mix.
- Add pork chops and allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight, flipping once or twice if able.
- Remove chops from marinade and grill to desired doneness.
Total time does not include marinating time.
Serving Size:1 chop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 1849mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 43g
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).
33 Comments on “Grilled Pork Chop Marinade”
Easy and delicious. Will be a winner in our family too. Thank you for sharing.
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!
Marinade sounds amazing! This would be such a delicious and great thing for dinner! 🙂
The marinade sounds great. This looks fabulous!
I love marinating with honey! These chops look absolutely right for me!
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!
Perfectly done and beautiful, Liz!
When you say I must, then I must because you don’t often do that. 🙂
I love the flavors of honey and soy combined. I need to try this soon!
This sounds like a FABULOUS combination of flavors, you got it going on…
A delicious combination, Liz
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
The pork chops look delicious and those cheesy potato cups do too.
You are so right about not skipping meals.
That marinade sounds incredible, a must try!
This sounds like a magic marinade! It’s perfect for grilliing season.
Liz, I love it when you cook! I can connect better since I rarely bake. Hahaha!
You’ve sold me! This marinade looks absolutely wonderful. How nice to serve something that everyone loves!
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!
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:@)
I need more good pork chop recipes. Love these flavors!