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Honey-Garlic Pork Chops

"'Mmm, mmm good' is what family and friends say when I serve these juicy chops," says Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "I like them for another reason, too—they're easy to prepare ahead of time!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick)

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, honey, soy sauce and garlic; add the pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4-8 hours. Drain and discard marinade.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 271 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • LibbiPeach
    Jun 30, 2012

    I have no complaints on this recipe, however, the coffee molasses recipe is still unbeatable (on this site) for tender delicious pork chops.

  • revjoannrom828
    May 30, 2011

    <p>Didn't make this, but here's an answer to momtutu's question about using left over marinades:</p><p>-DON'T use marinade from raw meat or fish as a sauce unless it's boiled first for several minutes. It contains bacteria from the raw meat.</p><p>-DON'T reuse leftover marinade for other food.</p><p>-DON'T marinate in aluminum containers or foil, because a chemical reaction could spoil the food.</p><p>These are also on http://startcooking.com/blog/271/Marinating-101--An-Introduction-to-Marinating-Beef--Chicken-and-Fish

  • momtutu
    Jul 30, 2010

    So do you used reserved marinade to baste them with, make extra or what? I have always read that you should not baste with marinade that has been used on raw meat.

  • bettyaking
    Jul 16, 2010

    I am not sure where I got the recipe but I have been grilling my chops like this for years. It is simple and has a great taste. I spritz the chops with water from a spray bottle and I use the left over marinade to baste them. Keeps them moister.

  • kakreska
    Jul 15, 2010

    This is the best way to grill prok chops ever! I sometimes add some red pepper flake for heat. Always a hit!!