Asian Pork Chops Recipe

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"My family really likes pork," says Annie Arnold of Plymouth, Minnesota. "I experimented with poultry marinades until I came up with this nicely seasoned version for pork chops."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 each) equals 225 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 420 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container, combine the first six ingredients. Add pork and turn to coat. Seal or cover; refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asian Pork Chops in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p21

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"Loved this recipe! Pork chops were very flavorful, moist & tender. I marinated mine overnight. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"these were EXCELLENT! so much flavor! i will definitely make these again. i made some quick fried rice to pair it with and it was one heck of a good meal! makes really good leftovers too."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Very flavorful and the meat turned out juicy after cooking it on the grill (not dry). Excellent!!"

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