Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Marinated grilled pork chops recipe

The Spruce Eats / Nita West

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
371 Calories
20g Fat
15g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 371
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1010mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 31g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*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 grilled pork chops are marinated in a mixture of Worcestershire and soy sauces, mustard, spices, and other ingredients. The tangy marinade makes for juicy, flavorful grilled chops. Plan to marinate the chops for 3 to 6 hours for the best flavor.

For best flavor, use bone-in center-cut pork loin chops. Boneless chops may be used for the recipe as well. Alternatively, try the marinade with bone-in or boneless country-style ribs. Any lean cut of pork you would cook on the grill may be marinated. 

Serve these pork chops with your favorite potato salad and sliced fresh vegetables for a memorable family cookout.


  • 4 to 6 center-cut loin pork chops (on the bone, about 1-inch in thickness)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard (or Dijon or a gourmet mustard blend)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for marinated pork chops
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  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels.

    Pat off pork
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  3. Put the chops in a large, zip-close food storage bag or nonreactive container with a lid.

    Place in bags
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  4. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper.

    Add soy sauce
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  5. Pour the marinade mixture over the pork chops.

    Pour the marinade
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  6. Seal the bag or put a lid on the container and turn to thoroughly coat the pork chops. Refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours, turning the bag or container occasionally.

    Put in bag
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  7. Grill the pork chops over direct high heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until the chops register at least 145 F — the minimum safe temperature for pork — on an instant-read thermometer. If the pork chops are very thick, allow more time.

    Grill pork chops
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  8. Serve with your choice of sides and enjoy!

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Recipe Variation

  • Use white or red wine vinegar in the marinade instead of cider vinegar.

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