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Lemon-Garlic Pork Chops

My son James created these zesty chops spiced with paprika and cayenne. He keeps the spice rub in a jar to use with chops or chicken. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)


  • Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients; brush over pork chops. Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Broil 4-5 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 145°, 4-5 minutes on each side. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 233 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

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  • Lady Fingers
    Nov 6, 2019

    Nice recipe! I made a half-recipe, and baked them in the toaster oven, since our broiler is unreliable. I used hot paprika.

  • Baking Diva
    Apr 9, 2018

    Made for a weeknight supper and was quick and delicious. I was skeptical about broiling the chops as directed in the recipe, and adjusted the time to 15-20 minutes and checked the internal temp with a meat thermometer to ensure they were done. Amazingly, they were tender, juicy and flavorful. I will probably tone down the cayenne next time as it was a little spicy for hubby.

  • barhoo01
    Feb 27, 2018

    So easy to make and very flavorful!

  • Squirrelgirl29
    Mar 13, 2016

    Omg that was a awesome meal my ol man n kids love love loved it n they want me to cook it again tonight n its really easy to make n dont take all day to cook

  • lmmanda
    Feb 25, 2016

    I was skeptical about the ingredients that go on these pork chops when I read them, but they work great together. I cooked them on the stove rather than under the broiler, about 5 minutes per side. They were delcious!