Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Recipe
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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Recipe

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Let these chops marinate while you're at work. When you get home, you can have a hot meal ready in minutes! It's easy to see why this tasty Asian-flavored recipe is a hit with Barbara Lopshire of Holland, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce or 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 266 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic and reserved pineapple juice; add pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill pork chops, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over both sides of pineapple rings. Grill for 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve with pork. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p46

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LLeman User ID: 7398432 96781
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Marinade was delicious and made the chops tender. Will definitely make again!"

Dramamamma User ID: 2048138 96579
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Great Recipe! Tasty, easy and quick. I'll be making this again and again!"

MelodyMahala User ID: 4582527 79223
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Great! Makes enough marinade for more than two chops so it's easy to use this recipe when cooking for more than two."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 96578
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"You can use the same amount of marinade for four pork chops. The chops were tender and juicy. I didn't bother to double the amount of pineapple as I knew my husband would not be interested in grilled pineapple, but my daughter and I loved it--my daughter ate the leftovers for lunch the following day."

cntbailey User ID: 1507453 167512
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"My kids loved this recipe. I made it with coconut rice and peach cobbler!"

julia.lee User ID: 4060985 96780
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"This was amazing! My husband said the pork chops were better than Patty's (a well-known-for-their pork-chops restaurant in KY). The same night we ate them we called some friends of ours and invited them for supper the next week because they HAD to try these pork chops. GREAT recipe!"

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 154916
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"Can the meat be prepared in the oven. If so, at what temperature and for how long?


lanpn05 User ID: 2823029 168795
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2008

"Great recipe . Love the grilled pineapple"

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