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Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

Marinated Pork Chops Recipe

I make these tasty loin chops all the time and my family never tires of them. The secret to the tender pork is overnight marinating. —Jean Neitzel, Beloit, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first 10 ingredients; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat, for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.
    Freeze option: Freeze uncooked pork in bag with marinade. To use, completely thaw in refrigerator. Grill as directed. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 452 calories, 32g fat (8g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 37g protein .

Reviews for Marinated Pork Chops

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cbybee 252058
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"Great grill recipe! Serving with garden summer squash casserole and tomatoes for a great summer evening dinner. Must marinade overnight, worth the time."

chefheidi18 249707
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"we love this marinade. we could use it on lots of different meats."

supermailbag 247557
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"I made these for our next door neighbors the day the husband/ dad had knee surgery. He texted me after, and said they were the best chops he's ever had! Since it is pork, I did use apple cider vinegar...I also cooked them on our grill with Apple wood. This will be my go-to marinade from now on! YUM!!"

dianaroberts 244174
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"I marinated these overnight, and they turned out amazing. I loved the flavor and my family did too! I would highly recommend this recipe."

mhelmerick 232144
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"I have tried several grilled pork recipes, but this is by far our fave! Enjoy."

moodywench9094 231134
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"I made this tonight for a,neighborhood dinner, where there were kids present. The pork chops were boneless and very thick, from Costco. Very moist and while I would have enjoyed a kick or spice, there we kids eating too. It received rave reviews. I used cider vinegar and spicy brown mustard in the prep. Served with corn on the cob, Cole slaw and potato salad. Also made a cold blueberry soup which is refreshingly different. Try this marinade. Can't go wrong. Ok. I tried it because submitter was from my home town of Beloit WI. It was awesome. Glad I found it!"

heaty89 227805
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"Perfect weeknight meal! Four year old loved them (she is usually not a big meat fan) The only things I did different was add a little honey and only marinated for 8 hours. Also used boneless chops, that is what I had on hand. I did think there was a little bit too much soy sauce for my liking, but everyone else in the family loved them as is!"

MY REVIEW 226825
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"What an awesome recipe! Don't do pork chops, we use pork tenderloin instead! It was soo good, my daughter had 2 helpings, and the little bit of leftovers has already been claimed by my husband for lunch tomorrow! Had this with the Creamy Coleslaw recipe, and the 3 cheese potatoes recipe, both found here. Perfect meal!"

gucci65 23942
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"This is a keeper ! I loved the flavor ! Have made these twice. Needs to marinate overnight to achieve the full flavor."

R. Fugit 48218
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"Chops were moist and had good flavor. Used marinade on 1" pk. chps overnight."

luigimon 15828
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Loved these!!!"

ckmoore1955 77030
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"Made these for dinner last night. Put pork chops in the marinade about 10:30 a.m. and grilled them outside around 6:00 p.m. This recipe is a keeper, for sure. Tender, juicy, succulent pork chops that seriously had you wanting to pick up the bone and get after it! Will try on chicken next time........highly recommend!"

rwippel 21596
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2014

"This is one of those pork chop recipes that have you gnawing on the bone after your done eating it. I loved this marinade recipe. I was a little concerned when making it because typical marinates call for a Tbsp or two of honey or molasses. This didn't have any, but I didn't miss it either. Definitely will make this again!"

slickola 19313
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"I made this last week and it was wonderful !!!! The flavor is perfect for pork . I will be making these for family coming in next week !!!"

vonoepen 48712
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"This recipe was okay, but I did not care for the flavor (maybe it was the mustard) Sukie"

natalietom 202340
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Great idea however xtra thick chops on the grill are the best even with only olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. out 3-4 minutes on each side and let them rest covered with foil for 3-4 minutes and then enjoy the juiciest chops ever."

NanZim 22929
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"My sister and brother-in-law especially like this tasty dish. It's easy to prepare and grill and creates little mess."

mrsh318 20468
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"This was very tasty. However, mine were not very tender. Perhaps I dried them out by cooking on the stove in a cast iron pan. Never grilled pork. I am scared it won't be cooked enough. I did use a thermometer to check inner temp. Suppose I could when I grill too."

Lucky927 202339
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"These taste awesome grilled over a Kingsford charcoal fire."

chops357 77029
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I would appreciate knowing how to modify recipes to smaller sizes than dividing the quantities numerically."

Aquarelle 50474
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"This is a really excellent way to prepare pork chops. I actually used boneless sirloin chops, which were on special at the grocery store, and reduced the grilling time. I mixed up the marinade in the processor and then poured it into the freezer bag with the pork chops, and let it sit at room temp for four hours."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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