Honey-Garlic Pork Chops Recipe
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Honey-Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

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"'Mmm, mmm good' is what family and friends say when I serve these juicy chops," says Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I like them for another reason, too—they're easy to prepare ahead of time!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, honey, soy sauce and garlic; add the pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4-8 hours. Drain and discard marinade.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Garlic Pork Chops in Country Woman July/August 1995, p28

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 19729
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"I have no complaints on this recipe, however, the coffee molasses recipe is still unbeatable (on this site) for tender delicious pork chops."

revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 43271
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"<p>Didn't make this, but here's an answer to momtutu's question about using left over marinades:</p><p>-DON'T use marinade from raw meat or fish as a sauce unless it's boiled first for several minutes. It contains bacteria from the raw meat.</p><p>-DON'T reuse leftover marinade for other food.</p><p>-DON'T marinate in aluminum containers or foil, because a chemical reaction could spoil the food.</p><p>These are also on chicken-and-Fish">"

momtutu User ID: 2124680 15766
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"So do you used reserved marinade to baste them with, make extra or what? I have always read that you should not baste with marinade that has been used on raw meat."

bettyaking User ID: 2657428 18770
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"I am not sure where I got the recipe but I have been grilling my chops like this for years. It is simple and has a great taste. I spritz the chops with water from a spray bottle and I use the left over marinade to baste them. Keeps them moister."

kakreska User ID: 4819646 39964
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"This is the best way to grill prok chops ever! I sometimes add some red pepper flake for heat. Always a hit!!"

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