Tangy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
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Tangy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

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"My sister gave me the recipe for this easy five-ingredient marinade," writes Bernice Germann of Napoleon, Ohio. "It keeps the meat so moist and it's the only way my husband wants his pork chops prepared."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, chili sauce and garlic powder. Remove 1/4 cup for basting and refrigerate. Add pork chops to the remaining marinade; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight, turning once.
  2. Drain and discard marinade from chops. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4 minutes. Turn; baste with reserved marinade. Grill 4-7 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zesty Grilled Chops in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p19

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Remenec 253382
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"These pork chops turned out very tender and moist. The marinade has ingredients that I had in the refrigerator, which is nice. The flavor was good, although a little subtle."

mwalker21 230302
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2015

"I am not usually into Pork Chops all that much, but I threw them on my gas grill this evening for dinner, and they tasted like they were made from a gourmet restaurant!"

MY REVIEW 226873
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"Very simple and quick. Only had time to marinate them for 3 hours but the meat was really tender. I used boneless sirloin chops that were only about 3/4" thick but they were moist and tender with excellent flavor."

habenaroman 66840
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Very good. Moist."

tstreich 22426
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"We loved the flavor of these grilled chops. We had bought bulk chops that turned out to be not so great of a deal - they were really tough. I marinated them in this sauce and although a better quality chop would have been better, they came up much more tender than the first batch we cooked up and the flavor was excellent. Definitely a keeper. We served with rice and Asian blend vegetables and the meal was a hit."

azscraphappy 50542
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"Don't like pork chops but tried these, very good"

boisebell 23972
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Delicious - I like it better with thin pork chops. Fantastic flavor - everyone likes them."

tam145 52876
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"Very tasty!"

hyoung0243 66830
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I used 1 in thick pork chops for this, and upped the chili sauce just a tad and they were so juicy!"

kitchenhelperKY 59897
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"I thought that this was really good definitely will do it again."

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