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Grilled Pork Chops 3 Ways. These three different marinade recipes for pork chops are ridiculously easy to make and hands down the best pork chops I’ve ever eaten! These are 5 star grilled pork chop recipes that you’ll use often.

As well, grilled pork chops are an easy and delicious summertime dinner. Anytime you can grill outside and not heat up the kitchen and house, it’s a good thing to do. This 15 minute pork chop marinade makes seasoning your chops really easy, a no-brainer, and everyone loves them.

Grilled Pork Chops


Just a few simple ingredients make a delicious and quick marinade. They are all you need to make these tender, flavorful, bone-in pork chops.

I prefer thick pork chops especially if I plan to grill them. Therefore, I chose four 1 and 1/2-inch thick bone-in pork chops. Bone-in chops don’t dry out as quickly on the grill. 

If you aren’t a pork fan, try these marinades with chicken. As well, we love this recipe for grilled chicken legs.

15 minute pork chop marinade

I marinated them with one of these three sets of ingredients from 15 minutes up to  3 hours.

  1. Worcestershire, garlic, and olive oil
  2. Gulden’s mustard and orange marmalade
  3. Buffalo wing sauce

Grilled Pork Chops

Grill the pork chops over direct heat, with the lid closed, until the pork chops are well-marked, for 8-12 minutes total, turning once.

Your pork chops are safe to eat when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 145 °F. However, it may appear slightly pink inside. That’s okay as long as the thermometer reads 145°F.

This 145°F temperature is 15 degrees less than the old standards of 160°F. However, research shows that at 145 degrees F the meat is as safe as cooking pork until it reads 160 degrees F. Furthermore, at 145 degrees F you will have much more juicy pork.

Grilled Pork Chops


As with any other meat allow pork tenderloin to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into it. This is what your pork will look like with a 5-minute resting time:

  • Take the pork off the grill at 145°F, will rise to 150 F – slices will be pink and moist
  • Remove pork from the heat at 150°F, will rise to 155 F – slices will be slightly pink and moist
  • Take the pork off at 160°F, will rise to 165 F – slices will not be pink but still should be relatively moist
marinated meat


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Grilled Pork Chops


Grilled Pork Chops 3 Ways. These three different marinade recipes for pork chops are ridiculously easy to make and hands down the best pork chops I’ve ever eaten!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
resting: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 4 1 & ½-thick pork chops I prefer bone-in but you can do boneless

Marinade #1

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Marinade #2

  • ¼ cup Gulden's mustard
  • ½ cup orange marmalade

Marinade #3

  • cup Buffalo wing sauce more if like spicy


  • Heat grill to medium-high. Allow chops to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Sprinkle chops evenly with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine your marinade ingredients of choice. So either
    Marinade 1, Worcestershire, garlic, & olive oil
    Marinade 2, Gulden's mustard & orange marmalade OR
    Marinade 3, Buffalo wing sauce
    Combine one marinade and brush on chops. Place in a ziptop bag, seal, and allow them to marinate from 15 minutes to 3 hours.
  • Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (400°F) for 3 minutes, then turn a quarter turn and cook another 3 minutes, then repeat on the other side, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 145°F (temperature should rise another 5 to 10 degrees while resting).
  • Remove from grill, and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Oh so yummy! My fave, pork chops!

    Stopping by from WW- hope you can stop by.. 🙂

  2. Fantastic idea for pork chops, we love them at our house. i will have to try out the marmalade one. My mum has just given me some of her kumquat marmalade and I have some of my own peach bbq sauce to use up and i can't wait to try that on pork 🙂

  3. Okay, wow, can I have private lessons to learn how to grill pork chops like you?!
    I found you linked up at Cheerios and Lattes and I would love for you to share this at the party I am co-hosting this week, Raising Imperfection. It opens Sunday!
    Here is the direct link:
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  4. Great glaze on those chops… my son would love it. Your little one is definitely a future lady killer.

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