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Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade

When it comes to cooking, I'm not "chicken" about experimenting—I discovered this mouthwatering marinade in a poultry cookbook and decided to try it with pork chops. My family's glad—it's become a favorite! Don't be bashful about basting a pork roast or ribs with the marinade, either...I did, and I discovered two more family-favorite taste treats.—Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)


  • In a small bowl, whisk garlic, lemon juice, zest, oil, rosemary, basil and pepper. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain marinade; brush the remaining marinade on the chops while cooking. Grill chops over medium heat about 4-5 minutes per side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 171 calories, 10g fat (0 saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.

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  • xlsalbums
    Aug 28, 2016

    Really good!! Easy to do and flavorful.

  • medukasl
    Jun 15, 2013

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  • Gammiecooks
    Jun 7, 2013

    Sorry, but way too much lemon flavor. Overpowered the pork completely! Didn't taste even a hint of the garlic or rosemary (I did use dried & crushed it). Luckily I had some good bottled BBQ sauce in frig so scraped pork chops and slathered with the sauce. I thought maybe I mis-measured the lemon, but I didn't and I used fresh squeezed. The marinade did tenderize the chops, though.

  • Sprowl
    Mar 12, 2013

    Yummy recipe! Just so much flavor!

  • jules-phoenix
    Jul 13, 2012

    This recipe was a huge hit with my husband.

  • Whitt88
    Apr 27, 2011

    This marinade was so freaking amazing! It is so tasty, Defiantly a keeper

  • Whitt88
    Apr 2, 2011

    It was delicious! Even my extremely picky eaters liked it! This is a keeper.

  • tam145
    Jun 5, 2008

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  • bhendry
    Feb 20, 2007

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