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Grilled Pork Chops on a white platter.

Grilled Pork Chops

Succulent grilled pork chops make a perfect dinner, any night of the week. A super simple marinade that you throw together with common pantry ingredients does all the work for you; all you have to do is fire up the grill and make a salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time 3 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 119kcal


For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for oiling the grill
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the pork chops:

  • 4 (8 ounce) pork chops center-cut, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick each
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced, for garnish, optional


To make the marinade:

  • In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. 
  • Add pork chops; turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours or overnight.

To make the pork chops:

  • Preheat grill over high heat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil grate. Remove pork chops from marinade and wipe off excess.
  • Reduce heat to medium and grill pork chops over direct heat, turning occasionally, until well-browned, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. 
  • Transfer to indirect heat, cover, and continue cooking until a thermometer reads 145 degrees at the thickest part, about 5 to 10 minutes longer. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.



Honey-Jalapeño Marinade (use in place of the marinade above if you want to try something else):
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1167mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg