This is a great and easy way to add flavor to pork chops, and it is always a hit at family gatherings. Just take a few minutes to make the marinade and let it sit for several hours. If cooking in the oven, set at 350 degrees F and cook for 30 minutes, or until done.

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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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  • In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Set aside some of the mixture in a separate bowl for marinating during cooking. Pierce the pork chops on both sides with a fork, place in a large resealable plastic bag, and cover with the remaining marinade mixture. Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.

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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill pork chops 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness, marinating often with the reserved portion of the marinade.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

182.5 calories; 19.6 g protein; 11.2 g carbohydrates; 47.6 mg cholesterol; 1235 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
This recipe is a family staple at our house. My picky kids eat the heck out of these. I have a neat trick..When I get the economy pack of pork chops from the store I immediately divide the chops into one meal portions ( 6 chops for us) mix up the marinade and toss it into each bag and put them in the freezer that way it can marinade while the chops are thawing out. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2006
I cooked these up in the oven (although at 450°f for 20 - 25 minutes as I usually do), and they turned out fine. It was fine... a bit sweeter than I expected it to turn out, but no complaints. However, it didn't really have that special spark to make me want to do it again. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
This recipe is a family staple at our house. My picky kids eat the heck out of these. I have a neat trick..When I get the economy pack of pork chops from the store I immediately divide the chops into one meal portions ( 6 chops for us) mix up the marinade and toss it into each bag and put them in the freezer that way it can marinade while the chops are thawing out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
I didn't have time to marinade it and had bone in pork chops. I cut the meat from the bone and made small strips and put them in a casserole dish. I mixed up the ingredients and poured over the meat. I baked it in the oven for about 45 min. covered. It turned out great with enough sauce for white rice. No left-overs. I'll make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
Love this recipe. The porkchops come out so juicy. I use fresh garlic and ginger minced instead of the powder and I also use honey instead of brown sugar. I also add about a tablespoon of distilled vinegar to help tenderize the porkchops. I like to use thin cut porkchops and cut them into strips about an inch wide. I marinade them for a few hours and then sautee it on the stove top.Turns out wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2007
I replaced the lemon juice with lime juice, more of a thai flavor and baked 25 minutes on a 425 oven, this was so good and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2008
I just made this for dinner it was great! I did make a few changes since I really didnt have time to marinate it for long, I cut up the pork chops in bite size pieces and marinated for about 2 hrs, then put it all in a pan and let it cook, I also cooked a bag of Birdseye steam fresh broccoli for about 3min in the microwave then tossed in the pan w/ the pork and sauce, let cook another 10min (till meat is no loger pink) served over rice. My kids (5 and 18mths) loved it and asked for more! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2006
I cooked these up in the oven (although at 450°f for 20 - 25 minutes as I usually do), and they turned out fine. It was fine... a bit sweeter than I expected it to turn out, but no complaints. However, it didn't really have that special spark to make me want to do it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
I can’t grill to save my life, so I did a mix of what other reviewers said. I followed the same ingredients, but I cut the pork into bite-size pieces. I let it marinate in the fridge for several hours in a Ziplock bag. Then I poured the entire contents of the bag into a 13x9 dish (including the marinade) and baked it at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. We put it atop white rice. Anywho... excellent recipe! My husband loved it. It will definitely be a regular on our table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
For such a simple combination of ingredients, the flavor turns out amazing! I have used this as a marinade for chicken as well as pork. Marinaded them for 2 hours minimum. All times we have BBQ'd the meat and LOVE the flavor. Thanks for this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
Good marinade, I will definitely use this one again. I like teriyaki, soy sauces, and this was very good. Marinated for 10 hours, it was good, and not overpowering, but I would prefer it to be a bit stronger - so I'll go for a full day next time. Also, I would probably add a 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard (Chinese or Goldman's), and a 1/4 teaspoon (maybe less) of apple cider vinegar - OR just - increase the ginger a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon. I put these in the oven on 425, for 25 minutes - probably could have taken them out around 20 minutes and tinfoiled them to rest for the last five minutes - use a thermometer, pork should be at 170, but I like to take it out around 160-165, and let it rest until it comes to temperature. Next time - I'll slice the chops into strips, marinade, bake, serve over rice sauteed with scallions, sesame oil, garlic and broccoli. Can't wait! Read More
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