Lime and Garlic Grilled Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 01, 2023
These juicy chops are a sizzling good reason for the summer grill. The pork is so tender and with a zing from lime, garlic, cilantro and ginger, it tastes so amazing. —Deborah Yasbah, North Middletown, New Jersey
Lime and Garlic Grilled Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 drops jalapeno pepper sauce
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Pour 1-1/4 cups marinade into a large shallow dish. Add the pork; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cover remaining marinade for basting; refrigerate.
  2. Drain pork, discarding marinade. On a lightly oiled rack, grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. If desired, top with chopped cilantro.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Serve with mango salsa for extra flavor.
  • Freeze leftover minced fresh gingerroot in 1-tablespoon portions.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 pork chop: 386 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.