Grilled Pork Chop Recipes

The grilled pork chops in this recipe are so juicy and tender on the inside, and the outside has gorgeous, charred grill marks.

We’ll cover all the essential information about grilled pork chops in this article, including which cut of meat to use, how to season it, and how to grill pork chops to perfection every time.

How to Make Perfect Grilled Pork Chops | The Stay At Home Chef

Easy Grilled Pork Chops 🔗

Sunny Anderson uses a quick marinade to ensure super juicy and flavorful grilled pork chops with minimal effort.

Prep: 0 5min0

Total: 0 1h15min0

Serving Size: 1 of 4 servings

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 of 4 servings, calories 348, Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 4g, Carbohydrate 18g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 17g, Protein 27g, Cholesterol 88mg, Sodium 473mg


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Eight 1/2-inch bone-in pork chops (about 3 ounces each)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Begin by making the marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, vinegar, cumin and red pepper flakes. Easy, right? 
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a re-sealable plastic bag with the marinade. Let rest on the counter for 1 hour. That’s easy. 
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. If using a grill pan, be sure to do in batches so you don’t steam the chops. And don’t worry if you have neither; you can do this in a pan. See, easy!


How do you grill pork chops without drying them out?

Cooking pork chops over direct medium-high heat will prevent them from drying out on the grill while also ensuring that they sear on the outside and remain juicy on the inside.

How long should pork chops be grilled?

Thick pork chops usually require about 20 minutes to grill to perfection – 8 minutes for searing over direct heat, plus 12 minutes for finishing over indirect heat. Thin pork chops typically take 8 minutes to cook (4 minutes of searing on each side).

Should pork chops be seasoned before grilling?

Pork chops are a lean, flavorless cut of meat on their own, so seasoning them with salt before cooking is crucial to bringing out their natural flavors. Season liberally, and keep in mind that even a brief brine—just 30 minutes—will enhance the flavor and texture of the meat.

What’s the best way to grill pork chops?

Remove the pork chops from the bag, season them with salt and pepper, and then place them on a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, then flip them over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

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