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 User ID: 6059530 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 User ID: 987317 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 User ID: 3616304 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 User ID: 7905288 66840
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Very good. Moist."

tstreich User ID: 1042559 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 User ID: 3207715 50542
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

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

boisebell User ID: 739091 23972
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

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

tam145 User ID: 1527525 52876
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"Very tasty!"

hyoung0243 User ID: 5984074 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 User ID: 83555 59897
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

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

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