Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

The homemade teriyaki-style marinade for these pork chops reduces in the microwave to become a tasty sauce. Coconut aminos are used as the basis of the marinade, instead of soy sauce, and other than a small amount of orange juice, there is no added sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup coconut aminos (soy-free seasoning sauce)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • 4 (1/2 inch thick) bone-in pork loin chops

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (Optional)


  1. Combine coconut aminos, orange juice, fish sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, sesame oil, and salt in a 1-gallon resealable bag. Gently squeeze ingredients to mix. Add pork chops, squeeze most of the air out of the bag, and seal. Pork chops should be in a single layer. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for about 4 hours, turning every hour, and keeping the bag flat.

  2. Preheat an outdoor gas grill to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  3. Remove pork chops from the marinade and pour marinade into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until the marinade reduces to about 1/2 cup, about 3 minutes. Set sauce aside.

  4. Oil the cooking grate and add chops. Grill for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, then rotate and grill until marks appear, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes more. Turn the chops and repeat. After the second rotation, turn the heat down to the lowest setting, close the lid, and continue cooking until the internal temperature of the thickest chop is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 4 to 5 minutes. Remove chops to a serving platter, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 7 to 8 minutes.

  5. Warm reserved sauce in the microwave. Serve grilled pork chops warm with 2 tablespoons sauce, garnished with sesame seeds.

Cook's Note:

Soy sauce may be used instead of coconut aminos. Add 2 teaspoons brown sugar, or to taste, if a sweeter sauce is desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1115mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* 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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