This is the easiest recipe for Grilled Pork Chops, they turn out PERFECT every time. This quick and easy recipe for grilling pork chops will become your go-to recipe, especially during grilling season!
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Grilling season is my favorite because who wants to turn on the oven when it’s so beautiful outside? During the summer months, we use our grill almost every day. From the easy chicken thighs to our juicy chicken kabobs and quick grilled shrimp – grilling doesn’t get old.
Grilled pork chops-
You can’t go wrong with pork chops, especially if you are grilled. They are inexpensive meat and so easy to cook with and if seasoned correctly – so good. The pork chop rub consisting of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder with oil seems so basic but adds so much flavor to the rather bland meat.
These grilled pork chops are inspired by our easy pan Pork Chops with butter.
How to grill pork chops?
Because grilling the pork is so easy, I’d recommend you start on the sides so you can serve everything together.
- Preheat the grill to medium/high heat.
- In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the pork chops marinade. Combine the salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder.
- Massage the oil onto the pork chops on both sides. Season both sides of the pork chops.
- Sear chops 2 minutes per side. Turn the heat down to med/low and cook for another 6-8 minutes, until cooked through.
- Remove the pork chops from the grill, cover, and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
|Chef’s Tip– Be sure the grill is preheated before adding the chops to the grill or the crust won’t be crispy.|
TIPS FOR MAKING GRILLED PORK CHOPS-
Though grilling pork is the easiest recipe, here are some frequently asked questions answered and tips for success.
How long to grill pork chops?
You want to cook pork until it has an internal reading (with a meat thermometer) of 145°F.
Pork Chops grill time?
The grilling time will depend on the thickness of your chops and whether you use boneless or bone-in meat.
If your chops are a thick cut (more than an inch), once your sear the pork chops on both sides, turn heat to med/low and continue cooking until cooked through.
What should the thickness of pork chops be?
You want to buy meat that is at least 1-inch thick. Thinner meat will cook too quickly becoming dry and rubbery.
Can I season the pork chops in advance?
Yes, you can marinate the meat up to one day in advance.
What to serve with pork chops?
You can serve the pork chops with just about any of your favorite sides. We love mashed potatoes or baked rice and any side salad (the tomato mozzarella is great, especially if you have homegrown tomatoes).
|Store leftover pork chops in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.|
I hope you give the pork chops a try and love the recipe as much as we do!
Other pork recipes:
- Pork Chops in Sauce– for the mushroom fans.
- Mini Stuffed Pepper– so much flavor.
- Savory Crepes– always a hit at parties.
- Russian Pelmeni– a classic favorite.
Grilled Pork Chops
- 1 lb boneless pork chops (4 pork chops)
- 3 Tbsp oil
- Lightly beat pork chops with a meat mallet and season pork chops on both sides.
- In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and onion powder.
- Oil both sides of the pork chops and season with the seasoning.
- Preheat the grill to medium heat.
- Sear pork chops 2 minutes per side. Turn heat down to med/low and cook an additional 6-8 minutes.
- Remove the pork chops from the grill, cover to keep warm for 5 minutes before serving.