This honey-based marinade is an excellent way to add flavor to grilled pork chops. This is also an excellent recipe for grilled pork tenderloin.

Terry

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 hrs 5 mins
total:
5 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic together in a bowl until marinade is smooth. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag, reserving about 1/4 of the marinade in a bowl for basting. Add the pork chops to the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze bag to remove excess air, and seal the bag; marinate in the refrigerator at least 5 hours.

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove pork chops from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Grill pork chops on the preheated grill, basting with the reserved marinade during the last few minutes, until pork chops are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Let pork chops rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Grilling time will depend on the thickness of the pork chops.

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

354 calories; protein 42g 84% DV; carbohydrates 25.5g 8% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 106.6mg 36% DV; sodium 969.9mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (71)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2015
I used this as a marinade on a pork tenderloin, which I cooked in the oven due to rain. Absolutely fantastic! I added some fresh thyme and rosemary to it as well. Might just be my new favorite marinade! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2020
I just expected it to be a bit more flavorful. Read More
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2015
I used this as a marinade on a pork tenderloin, which I cooked in the oven due to rain. Absolutely fantastic! I added some fresh thyme and rosemary to it as well. Might just be my new favorite marinade! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
My wife made pork loins with this recipe, using my bees honey, and I like to have made myself sick eating it. It was by far the best pork she has ever cooked, and she is a great cook! I wouldn't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
I made this for dinner tonight, didn't change a thing it is one of the best marinades I've had for pork. A perfect dish for a company dinner. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2015
I baked mine at 350 for 25 mins... A little too much soy sauce but happy with the flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2017
I have made a lot of marinades for grilling pork from Allrecipes but this is above and beyond the best recipe I have made! The pic I took was before I basted on the grill. I made grilled country style pork rubs and this marinade made it juicy and very tasty!!! This is now my go-to marinade for ALL pork I will grill!!! This is a must try!!!! I'm glad I did!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2014
Excellent marinade. Probably one of the best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2015
They were wonderful! I could have eaten two or even three of these babies! I marinaded all day. When grilled I love how they develop a little carmelization on them likely because of the honey. This is a winner for sure! Will be recommending this often and making a lot this summer! (Btw- my teen ate two!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2017
Gave this recipe a somewhat healthier take and substituted the soy sauce with coconut aminos and the honey with pure maple syrup, and it turned out amazing. Just the right amount of sweet and tangy flavor. I also didn't have enough pork chops so I added in some pork tenderloin instead which I think soaked in the flavor a lot better than the chops. If you plan on air frying this, which I did - it's 280F (140C) for 5 mins on each side for the thinner cuts (tenderloin) and 320F (160C) for 6 mins on each side for the thicker cuts (chops). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2018
I didn't realize I was supposed to marinate the pork for 5 hours so I didn't and they came out very good! Next time I will definitely marinate them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2020
I just expected it to be a bit more flavorful. Read More