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Zesty Grilled Chops

These pork chops make a quick company dish. Our family enjoys them on the grill, as the summer weather in our part of the country is hot and muggy. In the wintertime, they're wonderful prepared in the broiler. —Blanche Babinski, Minto, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 bone-in pork loin or rib chops (about 1-1/2 inches thick)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first five ingredients; reserve 1/3 cup mixture for brushing over chops. Add pork chops to bag; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain pork, discarding marinade. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 145°, 6-8 minutes per side. Brush occasionally with reserved soy mixture during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 246 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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  • Grammy Debbie
    Aug 17, 2020

    Best marinade ever, I've also used it for whole pork loins. We love any kind of pork with this marinade!

  • Barb
    May 25, 2020

    I really was going to make the recipe as stated, but my tinkering self said this was close to Asian. So I just had to add some ginger and 5 spice powder. And, my chili sauce had garlic, but I added some anyway. This is to die for. Grilling the chops really added to the flavor. So good...

  • krox722
    Jan 18, 2020

    It's winter so I used the broiler. Other than that, I follwed the recipe exactly and chops turned out moist and delicious.

  • loopyjane3377
    Feb 18, 2018

    This is a great recipe. The pork chops are very tasty and not dried out.

  • Wildfiremustang
    Jun 28, 2017

    I do not like the flavor.

  • Ruffshse
    Oct 29, 2016

    Have been making these chops for some time now .Everyone who has tried them said they like them.

  • bratmet1
    Sep 1, 2016

    Followed the recipe exactly...was not impressed. Trying to figure out why everyone gave this recipe so many stars!

  • Dougie55
    Jul 6, 2015

    Like others, I have been making this for years. Because I love garlic, I tend to add a bit more. After experimenting with other meats and such, I found that you can make a bit more marinade and separate it and use some as a basting sauce. This is really great on any type ribs, especially country style. Great recipe.

    May 31, 2015

    Have been making these chops since the it was originally posted and just had a request from my son who lives out of state to send it to him. First time I ever made them his comment was this is awesome, what kind of meat is it. We have found that the longer you marinade them the better they are.

  • frandangler
    May 24, 2015

    OhBarbi, the marinade was too sweet because you substituted ketchup instead of chili sauce. Ketchup is full of sugar. The chili sauce is used to balance out the brown sugar. You should have fiollowed the recipe. You should have given this marinade a 5 star rating. It was your mistake, not the person who submitted the recipe.