Chinese Pork Chops


This easy pork chop recipe is always a hit at family gatherings. A mixture of soy, ginger, brown sugar, and garlic adds plenty of sweet umami flavor since it's used as both a marinade and a basting sauce.

close up view of Chinese Pork Chops served with noodles and vegetables
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins


  • 6 boneless pork chops

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Pierce pork chops on both sides with a fork.

  2. Whisk soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, oil, ginger, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Reserve about 1/4 cup marinade for basting; pour remaining marinage into a resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops to the bag, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. When ready to cook, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove pork chops from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  4. Cook pork chops on the preheated grill, basting often with the reserved marinade, until no longer pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1235mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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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