Tender Grilled Pork Chops
With three simple ingredients in the marinade, these tender grilled pork chops are bound to become a summer (or year-round!) favorite!
Goodbye, dry pork chops!!
This is pretty much the only way we cook pork chops. The pork chops are tender, flavorful and so, so juicy!
A Simple Marinade
The marinade for these incredible pork chops consists of just three ingredients:
- soy sauce
- steak seasoning
You can use a store bought steak seasoning (like Montreal) or you can make your own.
Homemade Steak Seasoning: 2 tablespoons paprika, 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon kosher/coarse salt, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon coriander, 1 tablespoon dill, 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes. Combine all the spices together and store in an airtight container.
What Kind of Pork Chops Are Best?
I use boneless pork loin chops for this recipe. It helps to use pork chops that are at least 1/2-inch thick for maximum juiciness.
It’s much easier to over cook thin pork chops and end up with dry pork, so look for thicker chops for this recipe.
How to Cook the Pork Chops
I almost always grill these pork chops. They turn out perfect every time (as long as I don’t over cook them!).
You can try throwing them in an air fryer, pan fry them, or cook in the oven on broil.
The key is to cook them just until an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F at the thickest part. Remove them from the heat, tent with foil, and let them rest 10 minutes before serving.
These pork chops are so delicious they force me to grill rain, snow or shine. We enjoy them year round!
And they are the perfect dish to serve to company. Talk about a simple show stopper!
With hundreds of five-star reviews, their popularity is deserved!
Here are a few rave reviews from people other than myself:
Michelle: Amazing! Best pork I’ve made in really long time and will be my go to! Thank you so much!
Barbara: Best pork chops. I have used this recipe many times and it is the only way I will make them. Previously my husband refused to have pork chops now he asks for them
Dawn Jean: I made this tonight on some pork tenderloin, I promised my husband that if it was dry that I would never make pork on the grill again…I’ll be making this again, it was delicious!
Erika: Spot on. Would not change one thing. Still tender with so much great flavor knowing my hubby eats everything well done. Will be making this every week but taking mine off sooner. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.
What To Serve With This:
These pork chops would pair beautifully with a simple orzo pilaf, scalloped potatoes, pasta salad, or even a classic baked potato (or try this unique version!), not to mention anyone of these tasty salads.
FAQs for Tender Grilled Pork Chops
I usually use 1/2- to 1-inch thick
I set my pellet grill to 375 for medium heat.
I marinate them and then put them in the freezer. I pull them out in time to defrost in the refrigerator (so usually 24 hours-ish) and then put them on the grill when they are defrosted.
Tender Grilled Pork Chops
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (see note)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning, store bought or make-your-own (see note)
- Mix olive oil, soy sauce and steak seasoning together in a small bowl.
- Add the pork chops to a large ziploc bag or flat dish and pour the marinade ingredients over the top. Refrigerate and marinade for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.
- Heat a charcoal, propane, or pellet grill to medium and grill the chops 6-8 minutes per side (depending on how thick they are) until an instant-read thermometer registers between 145 and 155 degrees F.
- Remove the chops from the grill, tent them with foil, and allow them to rest for 5-7 minutes. Slice the chops across the grain and serve.
Recipe Source: from my sister-in-law, Angela
This recipe was originally posted May 17, 2010
199 Comments on “Tender Grilled Pork Chops”
I didn’t used to like pork until I made this recipe. Marinading with the seasonings made it so tasty and not dry.
So easy and so yummy!
I can’t make use of the marinade as my daughter hates the taste and even the smell of soy sauce. Heck when we order out Chinese take out, she makes a detour to Taco Bell. I’ve never found a substitute.
But thanks for the steak seasoning copycat. I don’t know why I’ve never tried it on pork. I usually just turn them into schnitzel.
Thanks again Mel
This marinade may seem simple, but the flavor is divine!
These grilled pork chops are SO GOOD. The marinade is delicious and my whole family devours these. Pork is sometimes a tricky grilling meat for me, but somehow you made it easy! Thank you!
This marinade works great for venison backstraps on the grill and the boneless pork chops are outrageous too, the whole family loves them!!
Can you let me know how you cook them in your pellet grill? I want to try them in my pellet grill… Thank you…
On Treager recipes for thick cut pork chops 1 1/2 to 2 inch. It says set temp to 500° and check at the 15 minute mark, until temp of meat reaches 140°.
I’ve made these so many times with all different types of chops, and they always turn out wonderful! A family favorite. Thank you for a delicious easy recipe!
Amazing! Best pork I’ve made in really long time and will be my go to! Thank you so much!
Well I am going to marinade tonight and grill tomorrow, review coming afterwards, hope to be pleasantly surprised, cuz in my experience pork chops on grill dry out too much!
Oh my goodness! These don’t get any easier–or more tasty! I always end up with dry pork chops no matter what I do. These are a game-changer for me–and my family devoured them! Thanks, Mel!
Wow absolutely fantastic chops! I’m an awful cook lol but I followed this recipe except baked at 400 for 20 min and the chops were wonderful! Will def make again!
Made these on the gas grill. Didn’t have dill (or red pepper, or coriander…I know. Shameface.) Used smoked paprika and thyme instead. Marinated in fridge 6 hours, then 1 hour countertop to bring temp back up before grilling. Flavorful and juicy! Even my chop hating toddler loved it. Will definitely use again. Thanks!
These were DELICIOUS !!! I didn’t have the Montreal Seasoning so used Mrs Dash Steak Seasoning which I had on hand. Will definitely make again.
Best pork chops. I have used this recipe many times and it is the only way I will m a them. Previously my husband refused to ha pork chops now he asks for them
I made this tonight on some pork tenderloin, I promised my husband that if it was dry that I would never make pork on the grill again…I’ll be making this again, it was delicious!
It would be helpful if you shared how thick yours were.
I usually use 1/2- to 1-inch thick
Yummy! So easy… definitely making this again!
These turned out delicious and tender! My dinner plans kept putting put off and these pork chops were sitting in the marinate for over 72 hours. They were perfectly fine and grilled up beautifully. I bought the thick sliced boneless pork chops from Costco and divided them in half.
I loved these so much that I’ve told others to try the recipe and everyone thinks they are great. Blind taste test I would say it was a tender steak!
How I’m making chips from now on. My husband said. These are the best pork chops I’ve ever had. Now I am actually buying pork chops…and just freezing them in this sauce. So easy. I just throw the ingredients in the bag…rub my hands together on the outside. Throw in the chops and done. Hardly any cleanup.
I used this recipe to cook 25 boneless pork chops for our church’s mission conference lunch. The recipe is easy to make and produces awesome results. The only thing I added was a quarter slice of lime to squeeze on their pork chop.
I used this recipe to cook 25 boneless pork chops for our church’s mission conference men’s lunch. Everyone really liked the end results.
The recipe is easy to make and produces amazing results.
These are very delicious! I used a little less soy as well, they were just a tad too salty with the steak seasoning I used ( I didn’t have the kind recommended). We love these!
This is a great marinade for these boneless pork chops. I couldn’t believe that three ingredients would make such flavorful, tender, and juicy chops. But sure enough, they were delicious.
I do not like pork chops. Never have. After trying this recipe, I LOVE PORK CHOPS!!!
Sadly, ours turned out tough and dry, despite following all of the directions carefully 🙁
Just made the Zucchini Chocolate cake, what an easy recipe!!! Absolutely the best zucchini cake I’ve ever had!! Everybody try this! It’s Delish!!! Going to be my favorite Go to zucchini cake from now on!! Thanks for sharing!
This makes an awesome, tender, moist pork chop. When ever I make them everyone raves about them. Very good recipe
You can’t go wrong with these pork chops! Tender, juicy, and the marinade brings out all the flavor in these.
Didn’t add the salt. Soy sauce is plenty salty and this was still good.
These were the best tasting and juicy pork chops! The chops I cooked were thin but were not dried oit at all. I will definately use this recipe again!
Loved this recipe. Juicy and not dry. Real easy to prepare.
We love this recipe so much! It’s quick and easy (as long as I remember to do the marinade in the morning). I use low sodium soy sauce and Mrs. Dash steak seasoning and it’s delicious. Thank you for all your delicious recipes. I always go to your website first for any recipe I need!
My hubby is wanting me two make these twice a week now. I am ok with that because they are that good. Only thing I did differently is change it to low sodium soy sauce because of my high blood pressure otherwise would have left it just the way it is.
Spot on. Would not change one thing. Still tender with so much great flavor knowing my hubby eats everything well done. Will be making this every week but taking mine off sooner.
Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.
This marinade is perfection. I usually double the marinade to get it all well-coated. And I’ve used Montreal hamburger seasoning before (it’s all I had, and I was in a hurry to get marinating) with great success. This recipe made everyone in my family happy!
Did you ever end up trying this with either choos or boneless pork loin in the slow cooker? We don’t have a grill so would love to know!
Oops that’s pork chops* or boneless pork loin
It’s been a while, but I made it with a boneless pork roast in the slow cooker. I added a cup or so of broth (after I tossed in the meat and marinade) and cooked it on low for 8-9 hours. It was tasty!
Excellent marinade! Loved it, we will make it again!
I’m using my traeger. What temp is considered medium? 375?
Yep, that’s what I set my pellet grill to for medium heat.
This was the best pork chop marinade we’ve had in a long time! They turned out sooo good! I made two extra bags with marinade/chops and threw them in the freezer. Those ones turned out even better! Great recipe!
Thank you so much! These truly are delicious
and tender. Started the marinade at 9am put onto charcoal bbq around 6pm. Husband said best chops he had eaten in a long time.
Getting ready to make these for the first time. Very easy to marinade, but i don’t have the full time to do it. I hope a few hours will still make them delicious, and i will try the full time next time now that i am aware!
I made these pork chops using a cast iron griddle and they were tender and delicious. I never cook porkchoos again without this marinade. I marinated the chops for 9 hours.
This is a fantastic recipe! The chops are tasty and so tender! It worked perfectly!
This is the first recipe i clicked on while I was scrolling down google results for boneless pork chop marinades. I am pretty convinced I am going to try this. I usually use Dale’s deluted down a bit with water and lawrys seasoning but I have neither. But what I was wondering was if you poke your meat before putting them in the marinade. Most people I know do that to their steaks. I happened to have pork steaks once, did them just like I would steak and they came out absolutely amazing. Marinated for half a day, used my old square skillet my grandpa gave me, let them cook for a min or so on each side, then I cut them up into bite size pieces and let them finishing cooking a few minutes. I do the same with my steaks. But I’ve heard in the past your not supposed to poke the meat. So I was just curious if you did or if you had heard it shouldnt be done, etc. Not sure exactly if I’m going to cook them or let the guy here grill them. Maybe depend on how late he will be getting here after work. Lol anyways! Thanks!
Wonderful. My favorite for pork chops. Love it. Thank you.
Funny that I should see this recipe today. I made boneless pork chops last night and my son actually groaned, lol! I have the worst luck, they always come out dry and tough. I will definitely give this one a try.
Very very good! These were some of the best pork chops I have ever had. My one issue was that it was a touch on the salty side but next time I am going to use low sodium soy sauce. Definitely going to be making these again.
I just made these and all I can say is wow. These are seriously the best pork chops I have ever made. I wasn’t expecting much from such a simple recipe, but it knocked my socks off.
These were tender, tasty, and delicious. Mixing it up for chops tonight again!
Fabulous. Probably the best way I’ve had pork chops
This was really good! I did have the Montreal steak seasoning so I made it exactly as said but doubled the recipe of marinade to cover my two thick boneless chops. I grilled them 8 minutes each side and then covered them in foil and let them rest for 5 minutes. They were very juicy and tasty…I had been worried they would be too salty but they were not. Previously I was well known for my tough, dry pork chops, haha! This recipe is a keeper for sure!
My family loves this recipe!
OMG Mel❗️I totally LOVED the marinated pork chops. The best I have honestly ever eaten❗️I am an avid cook but shy away from pork chops because they always come out dry & tough no matter how prepared.
Not so w your (Angela’s) recipe. Juicy, tender, & the flavor……..I’m wanting more now!
Your directions & suggestions were so on point. They were quick & easy. I fried them stove top on a non stick griddle.
Thank you so much❗️absolutely scrumptious❗️
*Delicious!* My favorite, and easiest, way to grill pork chops.
This is the most requested dinner at our home! Once, I didn’t realize until I went to marinate the meat that I had defrosted chicken breasts instead of pork so I subbed in Montreal Chicken spice and they were incredible! Now, we have two family favorites!! Thanks for keeping our six kids well fed 🙂 🙂
Thanks, Eleanore! Your last minute change sounds delicious!
Oh. My. Goodness.
I had pork steaks in need of cooking, didn’t want to have the dry meat I’ve been ending up with. Found this recipe, loved the simplicity of it. Doubled the marinade, using a smokey grill seasoning I had on-hand.
These were bone-in, and they came out AMAZING on the grill. Tender, flavorful, even my picky eater devoured his.
Thank you. Don’t know if I’ll make pork any other way.
What a great way to enjoy meat. Looks so healthy and I’m pretty sure the taste is superb. Can I just add one thing on the marinade – oyster sauce? It might add a bit of a flavor on the meat. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to grill.
If the chops are an inch thick and I want to use the oven instead of grill, at what temp and how long should they cook? Thanks
Not sure since I haven’t made them that way but maybe start at 375 for 10 min and check from there?
We loved this recipe! I don’t have a grill, so I broiled the pork chops in my toaster oven.
I used this marinade yesterday. My guests and husband loved it. Thanks for another yummy recipe. I paired it with your baked brown rice which NEVER disappoints.
Just had these pork chops for dinner again last night and they are fantastic! I have a giant bottle of steak seasoning that’s just been sitting in my pantry so I’m happy to have a use for it. The marinade is so quick and simple I have time to do it before leaving for work. Depending on when I get home, they usually sit for 8-10 hours. The chops came out tender and juicy and delicious!
My chops are marinating for tonight but I wonder if I can grill them in a cast iron grill pan and how long that might take. I don’t want them to be spoiled and dry out.
Definitely, Jane! I would say probably 6-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
Looking forward to these Pork Chops! They are about to go on the grill.
So easy to put the pork chops in the marinade before work – my family loved these! I made these a few weeks ago with Penzey’s Chicago Steak Seasoning since that what I had and will make them again tonight. Thanks for a great recipe!
Thx for the recipes iadd garlic ,onion powder black pepper soy sauce no salt some vinger and some oil marinate the bonless pork chops over night
We’re going to try these for our Sunday dinner tomorrow night and I’m really excited! The only way we seem be able to cook pork chops is tough and dry. Can’t wait to try this moist, marinated version! I’ve been posting all your recipes to my whole30 Instagram account (some I’ve adapted, but don’t worry, I’m giving you all the credi:) and I’ll post this one too. Thanks Mel!
Hey Meg – are you still doing Whole30? Wasn’t it you that emailed me way back in January asking how to adapt the cashew chicken wraps? Maybe I’m thinking wrong. Anyway, if you are still doing it – way to go!
I love so much about your work, Mel, but perhaps close to the top is showcased in this recipe. Instead of an, “oh, that’s too bad – no Montreal Steak Seasoning on hand” I’m eager with, “ooh, I can make this right now with Mel’s homemade steak seasoning!” We’re making these today. You are awesome!
Yay!!! 4/6 of my people loved these. Even my meat hater aye the whole thing. Keep em coming
These were wonderfully tender, but I didn’t care for the flavor. I tend to like salty foods, but these were a tad bit too salty for even me. Will try the cooking method again but will look for another marinade. Sorry, I usually love all your recipes!!
Tried this tonight and it was delicious. I used low sodium soy sauce since Montreal seasoning also contains salt. This will definitely be on my regular rotation. Thanks for posting!
These were great! I used Penzey’s Chicago Steak Seasoning since that’s what I had on hand. My husband and two kids (9 & 12) kept telling me how much they liked them.
I didn’t think I liked pork chops until my sister made this recipe for us last summer, and now it’s one of our favorites! These are so good!
Mel, I just listened to your podcast and I was thrilled that you mentioned the Brazilian cheese bread. I had forgotten about that recipe. I made the pork chops last night and the cheese bread. Both turned out great! We saved some of the cheese bread to eat while we watched the opening ceremonies for the olympics in Brazil. I have been making your recipes for the last eight or nine years, I can’t remember exactly, but I started reading your blog when you only had two or three comments. Thanks for years of great recipes. You’ve made my life easier and more delicious! Teresa
Thank you, Teresa! I always love seeing your comments pop up. You have been a loyal reader for a LONG time. Thank you!
has anyone tried the marinade on a pork tenderloin?
Today is the third time I am using the marinade on pork tenderloins. I grill 2 at a time. My husband and I eat one tenderloin for dinner and the other one once it is cold in fridge, I cut very thin slices to make his sandwiches for work. Delicious!!!
Pork loin was on sale so I cut two thick chops off for me and my husband. They were perfect! So moist and such great flavor! Thank you!
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Hi Judy – thanks for your feedback. The ad will appear on the print screen but it shouldn’t actually print. I’ll do some checking into that to make sure the ad isn’t printing. Thanks for letting me know.
These are so delicious ! I even make them in the winter using the oven broiler . Using Ponzu or teriyaki sauce , rather than soy sauce put a delicious Japanese twist to the chops as well . I usually only add equal amounts of black pepper , garlic and onion powder .
We love these pork chops, and make them every few weeks. Even our pickiest eater will eat these, and they are always a favorite. We’ve also brought them to friends who’ve just moved, had a baby, etc – and everyone loves them. Thank you!
I made this tonight and they turned out Awesome…..great flavor, nice grill look and flavor and very moist…I love grilled food but when You don’t have a “man, who never teaches you how” then you don’t get any…..Well, I am finally going to learn how with Mels help…..
Thank you Mel for helping me feel like a rock star…..
I just tried this recipe, using your copycat Montreal seasoning mix, and it was delish!
My guests loved the chops and I was relieved that they were tender and moist. Thank you for sharing!!
I made these for a dinner party less than a week ago to rave reviews! My family enjoyed it so much I am using it for the main course for Easter dinner. I used pork ribeye and Cain’s Steak Seasoning. These chops are fork tender and perfectly seasoned. If you are looking for a marinade that keeps grilled pork moist, tender and flavorful, this is it. Thank you Mel!
I have always wanted to fix tender, moist pork chops but have tried different recipes over and over again without luck. I put 3 thick pork chops into the marinade mid morning. Forgot that we had company coming. Company didn’t leave til almost nine. Then we discovered that we were out of gas on the grill.
So I threw them in a skillet with few thinly chopped onions and pan fried them.
OMG THEY WERE SO TENDER AND MOIST. Unbelievable!!! Can’t wait to try them on the grill next time company comes. Thank you so much!!!!
Love these pork chops! We had them tonight for probably about the 10th time. I love that the marinade only has a few ingredients.
What an easy way to get a great tasting grilled pork chop! My family was pleasantly surprised. Delicious!
These pork chops are quick and flavorful. Thanks for posting. We will make again.
This was amazingly delicious!! My family loved it! I used Dale’s Steak seasoning instead of soy sauce. Dale’s is a soy sauce based sauce. It’s lovely. I also used more McCormick Steak seasoning than called for by accident, but it was so delicious anyway! I marinated it for about 2 hours. Put out on the grill and perfecto!! I am thinking about doing the same thing for a t-bone or rib eye steak. Even chicken. Can’t say enough about how pleased I am.
So delicious! Marinated a day and a half and overcooked just a bit, Still awesome! Such a great quick and easy recipe for a touchy cut of meat. The kids loved it. Thanks for another winner Mel!
Omg just made these pork chops – all I can say is : AWESOME
I had all 3 ingredients in the pantry (E.V.O.O. Montreal Seasoning & soy sauce). They are the best tasting & juiciest chops I’ve made on the grill. The chops soaked up all the marinade in just an hour. I followed the cooking time suggested and they came out perfect!! Beautiful golden brown and grill marks to perfection. And the flavor is beyond what I expected , so happy I found such a simple easy recipe. Thank you for sharing 🙂
does your copycat recipe for the steak seasoning call for fresh coriander or coriander powder?
Amazing!! Made these with Basil Pesto Olive Oil. Marinaded for 4 hours, perfect. Served with a spinach salad, grilled zucchini and garlic bread. Keeper recipe for sure and soooo simple. Thanks for sharing!!!
My husband doesn’t usually say much about food but he good stop saying how good these chops were!
I just tried this recipe and was really happy! I make pork 2-3 times a week and this is one of the juiciest I’ve made! I actually marinated it for only and hour and a half (my hubby came home from work super hungry lol) and it was really delicious! I grilled it in my grill pan in the stove and it was perfect, carmalized edges, grill marks and it was tender an juicy! I’ll be trying this again soon. I might try adding some brown sugar and garlic heads to the marinade next time. Thanks for sharing I’ll be trying more of your recipes soon!
I had planned to use another recipe I had recently found for baked pork chops, but since it was way too hot to use my oven last night I googled recipes to grill pork chops and very happily found your page. I only had time to let the chops sit in the marinade for about 45 minutes and they still came out super delicious! I can only imagine how yummy and tender they’d be the next time when I actually have the time to let them marinade. Thanks for the recipe and I look forward to coming back to your site for more inspiring ideas and yummy recipes!
Hi Stephanie – I’m so happy you loved this recipe – sure hope you find some other recipes to try and love!
I made the marinade and vacuum sealed the chops in a bag and put in the fridge over night. All I can say is I don’t think I’ll make them any other way now!! This is the best pork chop recipe I’ve tried!! Thank you! !
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I made these tonight on my George Foreman. I put 4 of them on medium for about five minutes ( I had smaller cuts) and they were amazing 🙂 I served them with Acorn squash and my husband (who doesn’t like pork) actually admitted that they were pretty good… slight miracle over here 😉
This is my go-to marinade for steak, but I never would have thought of using it for pork chops! I had just under 2 hrs to marinade them, but they still turned out so delicious! Thanks for the great idea!
Thankyou! This was the perfect recipe for the BBQ! Easy and fast and so moist and delicious.. thanks. All your recipes are my fave!
Thank you sooo much for this quick & easy marinade. I used it again last night & loved it again, so I had to come back & find you, just to say thank you.
I made these for dinner last night and my family loved them. I was afraid they would have an overwhelming soy sauce flavor but they did not. So simple and very tasty. Thank you for sharing all of your delicious recipes.
Hi Mel…just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I’m making it for the 2nd time and it’s a keeper and so simple! Thanks for sharing.
I’m only sad I didn’t discover this recipe earlier! You have such a vast recipe collection here, it’s hard to know where to start. I have been looking for a tasty way to cook boneless pork chops, a fairly inexpensive cut, with no success. The search is over, and I’m already thinking of the different sides that would go well with these yummy pork chops. Yay!
Hi. Thanks for sharing your Tender Grilled Pork Chops recipe! My family loved it and will be a regular recipe for us. I am looking forward to trying another recipe. love your Blog.
Loved this recipe! 2 years later, but thank you for posting! Amazing
Teri – I use the dried dill.
Does the recipe call do dill weed or fresh dill?
We made these for the fifth time last night. They are a hit with the whole family! My husband, a huge steak fan, said he might like these better than a steak. I’ve loved all the recipes we’ve made from your blog. Thank you!
was looking for a recipe for marinade for my pork chops
to cook on the grill, sounds good , will be trying it tonight.
The marinnade recipe is also on the back of the montreal
steak seasoning bottle!! Should be good!!
Just made these tonight and WOW! They are by far the most tender and best tasting grilled chops. Used boneless chops and marinated for 2 hours. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. Family loved them! Will be looking up more of your recipes! Thanks!
I just made some lousy pork chops on the grill. I wish I had looked this up first.
Will try this the next time! Darn
These are amazing! Tried them tonight! Thanks for sharing!
These are amazing! It is our go-to recipe for pork chops. We can’t get enough! Thanks for an awesome recipe!
This recipe has changed my life! I’ll probably never grill hot dogs and hamburgers ever again. Grilled pork is the way to go! It tasted like bacon. Mmmmm.
Thanks for these great recipe.
Seriously. I don’t even like pork chops and I ate half of one off my son’s plate. Thanks for another great recipe!!
Julie – I’d check them after an additional minute or two.
I’m going to try these tonight but have bone-in pork chops…how much longer would you grill them??
Looks fantastic and can’t wait to to.. but pork can be eaten medium now (USDA recommends 145 internal temp for pork).. so the ‘cook til no longer pink’ doesn’t really apply anymore.. makes for a MUCH more tender chop, too! thank you for the awesome recipe!
This was a fantastic recipe! I thought I didn’t like pork chops until I tried this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
BTW… I used the Canadian Steak Seasoning by Weber that you can buy at SAMs in lieu of the seasoning mix listed.
This is hands-down the best pork chop marinade I have ever used! In fact, it is all I use now. I leave it on overnight and the chops taste like you ordered them at a restaurant. Eight to ten min per side on the grill ( don’t poke too many holes in them while they are cooking) & they turn out amazing. So glad I found this recipe!
Wonderful marinade! It’s my hubby’s go-to recipe now. Love it!
I made these last night….and they were fantastic!! I made a pan sauce since my husband and I are partial to pan gravys for grilled meat but these did not need the sauce at all. The key is to not overgrill. This is a keeper.
I tried these pork chops last night and they are Awesome, everyone loved them the only problem I didn’t make enough, Thank You for the recipe,
Hi Kim – I definitely think you could use an alternate indoor grill but because I don’t own one and am not familiar with temp settings, you’ll probably have to play around and experiment. I’ve only ever grilled the outdoors. Good luck!
I just have to tell you I have tried many of your recipes and they are AWESOME! This is definitely my go to for new recipes. For these grilled pork chops I live in a condo and cannot have a grill do you think I could bake/broil or use my George Foreman for these? If so please tell me what temp and how long. Thank you and please keep posting recipes you are the BOMB!
i just found this recipe via pinterest. I use this same marinade with beef and am excited to try it with pork tonight. thank you!
We loved this recipe. My bf is not a huge fan of pork chops and my parents are very picky about the spices used. There must always be enough flavor when making pork chops with them. I’ve got to say this was a crowd pleaser. We marinated 15 pork chops just changed the recipe accordingly and was perfect for a group bbq. I served with your cheesy potatoes and everyone loved the meal. Will continue trying more 🙂
BTW: I did marinate these overnight and they were still very good. They day I placed them in the marinate my hubby came home and offered to take us out for Mexican food. There was no way I was saying no to that! So I grilled them the next evening. No problem being in the marinate over 8 hours.
Tender pork chops at last! Woo Hoo! These were a big hit w/ the family and I’m looking forward to making them again soon!
I made these tonight. They were AMAZING! My whole family (3 very different kids) & the hubby all love them! They all kept telling me how good they were & they all ate to full capacity! These are the most tender, juicy & flavorful pork chops!
I cooked them on my NuWave . Yes I have one & use it when it’s too hot to turn the oven on & when it’s too hot to grill outside. (It was 112 here today, UGH!). It’s fabulous lol! Anyway- I used low-sodium soy sauce & Uncle Chris’ Steak Seasoning. (we LOVE Uncle Chris’)
Awesome dish! I WILL make these again (& again). Thanks Mel for a wonderful simple way to make an old dish “new” (& wonderful)!
These were some of the moistest (is that a word?) Pork Chops ever! I used your recipe for homemade grill seasoning and it was delish. Next time to do something different I might add a 1/2 tbs of brown sugar to the marinade and see if that makes it kind of sweet and salty 🙂 Love your blog girl! I try to do a new recipe every week and you haven’t let me down yet!
I don’t know if it is or not (moistest)….but so were mine. LOL! Terrific marinade.
I have never left a comment on this and I should have a long long time ago. This is amazing and so simple and just delicious! I made this numerous times for my army man and his friends and it is always a favorite. This with your twice baked potatoes and corn on the cob is the best!
Jennifer – thanks for checking in on this recipe! I’m thrilled that you love it so much…thanks for letting me know!
Oh, Melanie! These were so delicious and so easy…my favorite combination. If delicious and easy aren’t descriptive enough, my three-year old called off her recent hunger strike to stuff herself silly with these tender morsels. That’s BIG!
Danielle – dude, that IS big. Congrats on breaking through the hunger strike.
For the ones you froze in the marinade, do you let them sit and marinade for a while, or do you immediately put them in the freezer? Do you just pull them out to defrost, and when they’re defrosted throw them on the grill? Thanks!!
Whitney – I always marinate them and then put them in the freezer. I pull them out in time to defrost in the refrigerator (so usually 24 hours-ish) and then put them on the grill when they are defrosted.
This is by far the best pork chop recipe I have tried. I like pork chops every now and again, but with this marinade I will make them more often. My husband loved them (and he is very picky) and our two girls (ages 3 and 6) loved them. Our girls have asked for them twice this week. Thanks a ton.
Stacy – I’m glad these pork chops were such a hit with your husband and girls! They are a staple around our house, too.
These were a huge hit at my family reunion camping trip. I made the marinade in advance and just put the chops in zip lock bags the day I needed to cook them. They were really juicy and delish! I had a few left over (raw) and just left them in the ice chest until we got home. They cooked up great even after being in the marinade for 24 hours. Nice and juicy!
Sonya – what a great idea – thanks for the tips on preparing the marinade in advance and how to make these grilled pork chops work for camping. I’m so glad they were a hit!
These were AMAZING!! We made them over the holiday weekend. Thanks for such a great recipe. We love pork chops at our house so this will be a standby from now on!
Mrs. Howell – thanks, so glad you liked this one!
Made this last night for some guests and it was delicious! Thanks for all the great recipes!
I don’t ever cook meat. (I’m not a bif fan), but my husband is. So I decided to make these tonight. I was like a lost kitten in the meat department trying to find this cut of pork. I thought I had it, till just now when I went to marinade it, I found a bone in each cut. Will it still work? I’m scared! 🙂
hayley – the pork will be just fine! Even with a bone in each cut, you can still marinade and grill these. Just watch cooking times – I’m not sure how it will vary with a bone-in chop, but I’m guessing not much. Good luck!
Loved these! Pork is sometimes tricky to grill perfectly for me, but the marinade made all the difference. Served with your orzo and my boys ate everything up! You are amazing and I love everything I try of yours, thanks again!
Katie – thanks so much! Sounds like a delicious dinner and I’m thrilled the chops turned out so well for you.
I’m heading to my family reunion camping trip this week and my meal to cook for everyone is pork chops. I’m going to make the marinade in advance and take it with me. I’m cooking about 20 chops…I’ll report back when I get home.
Sonya – good luck! Hope these work out well for you.
I want to make these tonight, but don’t have a grill, and my chops are too thick for the Foreman. I might try to bake them instead. Wish me luck! 😉
Double Dipped Life – let me know how they turn out! You might try broiling them, too, if you decide not to bake them.
Actually, I used this marinade tonight and baked our pork chops. They were center cut, and rather thick, but came out very tender with a nice flavor. Thanks!
I can’t think of any reason this marinade and cooking method wouldn’t work for flank/flat iron/skirt steak. Can you?
Tricia – I think this marinade would be delicious on beef!
I made these tonight, and they were as good as described. Fantastic!
Thanks, Tricia – so glad you liked the chops!
I was looking for something to make for dinner and I came across this recipe. I had pork chops in the freezer, we like all the ingredients, so I figured I’d give it a shot. The pork chops were so flavorful and moist- usually they end up kind of dry when I make them. My super picky 5yo son had seconds and told me several times how good they were. Thanks for the great recipe. Oh, and I just love your blog. I check it daily. I love your photos and your recipes really fit my family’s taste.
kim – that’s great when meals can come together so quickly and work out well. Thanks for letting me know – I’m thrilled you and your family liked this.
I’m excited to try these! Have you considered adding a category to your recipe index of no-oven recipes? That would be a huge help since I try not to use it during the summer too!
Ashlee – I’ve actually had the no-oven request twice this week so I’ll see if I can add it – it might take some time to go through all the recipes. For now, I have a “Grilled” category and my “Skillet” category is all no-oven.
I am always looking for a good recipe for pork chops and I was excited when I saw this recipe today-I made this for dinner tonight and they were so good!! The whole family loved them-which is a rare accomplishment when that happens in my house! Thanks for another great recipe Melanie!!!
Brittany – I can’t believe you tried them already – and am happy (and relieved) they were such a hit! Thanks for checking in so quickly to let me know.
I was so excited to see this today as I was planning on making pork chops. I am always looking for a different way to make them- and it was soooooooo yummy. Thanks so much for posting!
Denise – ditto on my comment to Brittany above, thanks for trying these so quickly! I’m happy you liked them, too!
Sounds great, I can’t wait to try it. Why do you say not to marinade more than eight hours? I usually leave mine overnight. Thanks!
Shelly – that’s the info that was passed to me by my sis-in-law, Ang, who gave me the recipe and I’m guessing that due to the makeup of the marinade, it might make the meat mush/too salty to leave it marinading overnight. As I type this, I’m guessing it is the too salty reason – since soy sauce can pack a punch in the salt department.
Use an Asian made Soy Sauce and not an American made Soy Sauce and you can marinate overnight.
I just realized you’re the genius behind sweet and sour chicken! That recipe should come with a warning! Once you make it, everyone you know will beg for you to make it again and again. It’s better than take-out! I hope you didn’t lose all the comments and ratings at Tasty Kitchen with the upgrade today. Your recipe should be sainted 🙂
enough of this ‘the other white meat’ crap–pork is quickly becoming THE white meat for me, and the grilling suggestion is wonderful. great post. 🙂
Mel, So this is my first time visiting your website. HOLY COW! Why haven’t I been here before? I love it already and I haven’t even tried any of the recipes yet. I do want to try making some bread again. It’s been awhile. I always had a hard time slicing mine, but maybe I’ll try my electric knife. Great idea! Good luck with your website. Love following your family blog too. You have such cute little guys 🙂
You will fall in love with Mel, and not just her recipes! I get great recipes from many bloggers, but hers is my favourite, trusted go-to buy far! Even my family knows her name now. When I am making something new that they aren’t sure of I just say “but it’s from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe” and it seems to appease them! Lol.
Oh! I just realized your comment was from years ago! Haha! I’m sure you’ve been a regular! I didn’t realize this was an old post!
yum. I think I will use this marinade on my port tenderloin that I am planning to grill tonight.
oh yeah, this site is awesome!
Thanks for the double recipe post! yay!
These look great! I love that the marinade has soy sauce in it…I think that may be the secret to great marinades (like your Grilled Island Chicken- I made that recipe again yesterday)! Yum! 🙂
I can’t wait to try the seasoning – we love using our own.