Asian Marinated Pork Chops


This Asian-inspired pork chops recipe features one of my favorite marinades to use for grilled meat. I usually just throw in ingredients as I see fit, so the measurements are estimates. The roasted red chili paste can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store.

close up view of Asian Marinated Pork Chops garnished with fresh herbs, served with onions and white rice on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon roasted red chili paste

  • 6 (1-inch thick) pork chops

  • cooking spray


  1. Place soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, cumin, and red chili paste in a large, heavy resealable plastic bag. Smash the bag a few times with your fingers to mix all the ingredients thoroughly and dissolve the brown sugar.

  2. Place pork chops into the marinade and seal the bag. Allow to marinate for 30 to 45 minutes.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove pork chops from marinade; discard marinade. Shake off excess marinade and grill pork chops until browned and no longer pink inside, 5 to 7 minutes per side. The chops should show good grill marks and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
13g Fat
24g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 2523mg 110%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 875mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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