Grilled Pork Loin Chops


A great grilled pork chop marinade that's tangy, a little sweet, and very easy to prepare. The pork loin chops turn out wonderfully tasty with an awesome array of flavors. You might want to throw an extra chop on the grill for leftovers because you will have a craving for it the next day — guaranteed.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins


  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ketchup

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (6 ounce) thick-cut boneless pork loin chops


  1. Whisk honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ketchup, ginger, onion powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

    Marinade ingredients mixed together in a glass bowl.

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  2. Pour 1/2 of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, turning occasionally, for 4 to 8 hours. Refrigerate remaining marinade in the bowl.

    Pork chops in plastic bag marinating in sauce.

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

  4. Remove pork chops from marinade and shake off excess. Discard the marinade from the plastic bag. Grill chops on the preheated grill, basting with some of the reserved marinade until meat is browned, no longer pink inside, and shows good grill marks, 8 to 10 minutes per side. A meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    Grilled pork loin chop resting on a grill

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  5. Pour remaining reserved marinade into a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook marinade until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly; serve sauce with chops.

    Grilled pork chops on a sheet pan with cooked marinade on the side.

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Teriyaki sauce can replace Worcestershire sauce with equally great results.

Thick pork chops can be cut into kabob sizes and marinated in the fridge for about two hours. Put on skewers with veggies of choice; turn and baste as needed on a medium-temperature grill until done.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
8g Fat
49g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 1726mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 835mg 18%

* 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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