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Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade Recipe

Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 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)


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk garlic, lemon juice, peel, 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 5254917 253270
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Really good!! easy to do and flavorful."

Gammiecooks User ID: 7287051 6407
Reviewed 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 User ID: 29186 38073
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"Yummy recipe! Just so much flavor!"

jules-phoenix User ID: 6769823 32705
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"This recipe was a huge hit with my husband."

Whitt88 User ID: 5398857 13480
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

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

Whitt88 User ID: 5398857 201429
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

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

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