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Hearty Pork Chops

 Hearty Pork Chops
Just six ingredients are required for the tasty mix that marinates these well-seasoned chops from our Test Kitchen. Whip up the combination to blend overnight and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time tomorrow.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


  • 2/3 cup diet lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients.
  • Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Drain pork, discarding marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking
  • oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  • Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5
  • minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let
  • stand 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze pork with marinade in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Grill as directed.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 227 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.