Marinated Citrus Pork Chops

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Prep: 4 hrs
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 4 hrs 8 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
225 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 14g
Calcium 123mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These pork chops are marinated in a flavorful citrus-herb marinade. Be sure to grill them hot and fast. If you have thicker pork chops, grill them just as hot, but for a longer amount of time than thinner pork chops.


  • 8 1/2-inch thick pork chops
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix together parsley, garlic, oil, rosemary, orange and lemon peel, sugar, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  2. Spread mixture over each chop, cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat grill as hot as it will go.

  4. Using either a table knife or spoon, remove as much of the marinade from the chops as you can and grill pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

  5. Once chops reach an internal temperature between 145 to 150 F, remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes.

  6. Serve with your favorite sides.

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