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Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

“My husband loves pork chops. They're a good source of lean protein and it's easy to change the flavor by using different spices. I created this marinade based on a few I saw in Healthy Cooking.” Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, wine, 1 teaspoon oil, chili powder, horseradish, dill, garlic powder and salt. Add the pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for eight hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Drain and discard marinade. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook chops in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 183 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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  • annrms
    Jul 21, 2020

    DH made this recipe with two changes. He used bone-in chops and brined them before making the recipe. Wow! It's a delicious recipe, and it's in our keeper file!!!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Mar 26, 2020

    We had this delicious recipe tonight. I made no changes to the recipe (except to prepare only two.) I started marinating the chops around lunch time and it was plenty of time. The pork chops were delicious. I highly recommend this recipe. Volunteer Field Editor

  • vadingler
    Jan 31, 2009

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  • noraan
    Jan 14, 2009

    We enjoyed this recipe very much. it was very easy to prepare enough for two and it worked with bone in chops.