This is an easy grill recipe that requires very little preparation time outside of the marinating but delivers great taste! This can be served with any grilled side dish that suits your style!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 1-inch-thick pork chops
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the water, sugar, and salt together in a bowl; pour into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Add the rosemary, thyme, and pork chops to the bag. Coat the pork with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove the pork chops from the bag, and discard the marinade.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Editor's Note

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

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 35.1g; carbohydrates 7.9g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 104.8mg; sodium 2254.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
Simple and delicious! As Marianne states this definitely is more of a brine than a marinade. My husband is a huge fan of grilled pork chops so I had to give this a try and I'm glad I did! I used thick cut bone-in chops and added a little minced garlic and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar cutting back on the water a bit. These grilled up perfectly - Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe Marianne! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
Easy recipe tastey.Used Montreal Steak salt mix instead of Kosher garlic and anise in mix.Fragrant flavor with rosemary and thyme.Fresh ingreds a must. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
Simple and delicious! As Marianne states this definitely is more of a brine than a marinade. My husband is a huge fan of grilled pork chops so I had to give this a try and I'm glad I did! I used thick cut bone-in chops and added a little minced garlic and a few splashes of balsamic vinegar cutting back on the water a bit. These grilled up perfectly - Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe Marianne! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
Because this was submitted several years ago, I didn't think to go back to edit it. This is really a brine, not a marinade. By infusing the pork with the salt, sugar, and fresh herbs, you get a nice, juicy pork chop. You can grill it however you like it. Some people like the flavor of apple juice rather than water (we don't), so that is an option. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
EXCELLENT JUICY! So moist and JUICY! This was so simple to prepare. I took out frozen pork chops and placed them in the marinade to defrost. I used dried herbs because I didn't realize that I never planted thyme. While they were marinating I ran to the nursery like a good "AR Addict" and bought and planted thyme. Of course I added the 2 sprigs first. This was so juicy and flavorful that Hubby claimed it doesn't need to be served with applesauce it can stand on it's own moistness. 10 minutes on each side was perfect for my grill. I kept the temperature of the grill around 350-375. Thank you Marianne for sharing your recipe. I will be marinating all my pork chops this way for added juiciness. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
Easy recipe tastey.Used Montreal Steak salt mix instead of Kosher garlic and anise in mix.Fragrant flavor with rosemary and thyme.Fresh ingreds a must. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
YUM! I am not much on pork chops but my family loves them. These were very flavorful and moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2011
I try and follow a recipe exactly the first time I make it as I did here. I will be making these pork chops again as they were very moist and tender but would like a little more flavor. Next time I think I will brush on a little BBQ sauce right before they come off the grill. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2011
I'm sorry but both Hubby and I thought these were bland. Followed the recipe exactly too. I was apprehensive with water being used as a marinade but was curious to try due to the ratings of others. Sorry Marianne - just not for us.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2011
Buck uses a little Soy but no water to the marinade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
I love brining and did not have one for chops! Thanks for sharing Marianne it really made the chops tender. I am going to try this with other cuts soon. Read More
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