This is a variation of the 'Tangy Chicken' recipe here on Allrecipes.com. It's fast and easy. It makes the chops very juicy and tender. You may be put off by the lemon, but you really don't taste it that strong, it's overpowered by the Worcestershire Sauce. It seems the acid in the lemon helps make the more meat tender and helps the flavor soak in. The garlic is just a hint also, not too strong at all! Garlic powder could also be used.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Combine the pork chops, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable oil, and garlic in a large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze as much excess air from bag as possible. Marinate in refrigerator 4 to 24 hours.

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

  • Remove the pork chops from the marinade directly to the grill. Discard the marinade.

  • Cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

(Optional Cooking method) They may also be baked covered in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees (70 degrees C). Some marinade can be retained and used when baking if desired.

Nutrition Facts

536 calories; protein 41.1g 82% DV; carbohydrates 9.9g 3% DV; fat 36.5g 56% DV; cholesterol 106.6mg 36% DV; sodium 400.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2011
Wow, I am always looking for ways to cook pork chops that don't dry them out...I don't know if it was the lemon that tenderized the meat, but this simple recipe was just delicious, I only added a little cracked pepper!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2012
I used the oven method, and I could taste the lemon juice, which was not necessarily bad, but I thought it needed a little something. If I made this again I would add some spices to perk it up, maybe the pepper as another reviewer suggested, and seasoned salt or Mrs Dash. The pork chops were not dry at all, though. I think overnight marinating would be best. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2011
Wow, I am always looking for ways to cook pork chops that don't dry them out...I don't know if it was the lemon that tenderized the meat, but this simple recipe was just delicious, I only added a little cracked pepper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2011
This was an awesome dish. I use pork loin fillets and EVOO instead of vegetable oil. Did use the garlic and marinated for around 24 hours. It was by far one of the best recipes I have used lately. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2011
by far, the most tender and tasty chops we have ever had. I marinated them for about 7 hours, and because the chops were fairly thick and boneless, i ended up grilling them about 6 minutes on each side. Super flavor, thanks doonze for the best pork chop recipe ever. this recipe was perfect for 4 adults. The garlic was optional, i used it and glad I did. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2011
This a very good, simple marinade that takes about a minute to put together. It enhances the flavor of the pork chop without covering it. As a matter of fact, next time we use this recipe I think I'll cut slits in the pork to allow the marinade to penetrate the meat even more, then I'll wrap the chops in foil to cook with a bit of the marinade. Report to follow... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2011
These were very good! I tried two different marinades on 2 different chops they were both very good. I marinated over 24 hrs also. Moist and delicious! Would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2011
Super easy and tasted great!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2012
I used the oven method, and I could taste the lemon juice, which was not necessarily bad, but I thought it needed a little something. If I made this again I would add some spices to perk it up, maybe the pepper as another reviewer suggested, and seasoned salt or Mrs Dash. The pork chops were not dry at all, though. I think overnight marinating would be best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2011
Loved this flavour packed dish. I used Pork fillets in place of chops and will be making this often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
I made this last night for dinner and my family loved it. I will definitely make it again. The only thing I changed was I used canola oil and garlic powder. Read More
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