Grilled Honey Ginger Pork Chops

Grilled pork chops on the grill
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  • Total: 37 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
578 Calories
28g Fat
35g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 578
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 1118mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 47g
Calcium 136mg 10%
*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 should be thick and meaty because the marinade that gives them flavor is more than capable of turning them into something spectacular. A good, thick rib chop or center cut loin chop will work perfectly, but whatever you have is going to turn out great.

The combination of honey for sweetness and ginger means that these ​pork chops will have a perfectly caramelized surface. Grill them hot and fast, but don't overcook. 


  • 4 pork chops (1 1/2 inches thick)
  • For the Marinade:
  • 1/3 cup/80 ml. honey
  • 3 tbsp./45 ml. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp./15 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp./5 ml ginger (powdered)
  • 1 tsp./5 ml. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp./2.5 ml. sea salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Place the pork chops in a shallow glass dish.

  3. Pour marinade over chops, cover, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.

  4. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  5. Remove the chops from glass dish and discard marinade.

  6. Place pork chops on a lightly oiled grill rack and allow to cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once.

  7. Once internal temperature reaches 145 F/65 C, the until the pork chops are done.

  8. Remove from the heat, let the pork chops rest for 5 minutes and serve with your favorite sides.


If you want, split the batch of marinade. Use half of it as directed above, and pour the rest into a saucepan to simmer while the pork chops are grilling.

When you are ready to serve, pour the rest of the sauce over toppings. This marinade is fantastic served over plain white or brown rice. 

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