Grilled Marinated Pork Chops

Homemade Marinade For Pork Chops

by Alli

 Grilled Marinated Pork Chops are tender and delicious! 

It’s grilling season and there’s nothing better than center-cut bone-in pork chops cooked on the grill. It doesn’t take long to grill pork chops and the marinade is quick and easy to make. 

Since the 4th of July is right around the corner, I’m all about patriotic decor, grilling, and remembering all the men and women that served so that we could enjoy freedom. 

To remember my family members who served and to honor our troops today, I make sure and display the American Flag on special holidays, including Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Did you know there’s a right (and wrong) way to properly display the flag?

Properly Display the American Flag

Support the Troops Marinated Pork Chops

You can get all the details on how to properly display the flag by reading this post!

Support the Troops

Ingredients For Marinated Grilled Pork Chops (full recipe is down below!)

  • bone-in center-cup pork chops
  • honey
  • vegetable oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • salt and pepper

How to Make Grilled Marinated Pork Chops

Mix together honey, vegetable oil, cumin, apple cider vinegar, and chili powder.

Support our Troops and Marinated Pork Chops

Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper. Place in a zip-lock bag and add the marinade. Let rest on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes.

How to Grill Marinated Pork Chops and How to Support Our Troops

Preheat the grill to medium-high and cook the pork chops for 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the thickest piece registers 145°F on an instant-read thermometer. 

Marinated Pork Chops Plus How to Support our Troops

Tips for Tender, Juicy, Marinaded Grilled Pork Chops

  • Use bone-in center-cut pork chops.
  • Thicker is better when it comes to grilling pork chops. 
  • Don’t overcook the pork chops.
  • The vinegar in the marinade helps tenderize the chops.
Yield: 6 servings

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Best Grilled Recipes - Marinated Pork Chops Plus How to Support our Troops

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops are tender, flavorful and so easy to make.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 6 bone-in pork chops
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the honey, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, chili powder and cumin.
  3. Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the pork chops in a resealable bag. Add the honey mixture.
  4. Let rest on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes.
  5. Grill pork chops for 4-5 minutes. Flip and grill for 3-4 more minutes or until the thickest piece registers 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 414Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 132mgSodium 150mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 40g

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This recipe was originally published in June 2017 and updated (old, outdated links removed, etc.) on June 24, 2021.


Robin rue June 6, 2017 - 5:53 am

I am married to an Air Force Vet, so he is all over our flag! He also send lots of care packages overseas, which they all really appreciate!

Kimberly June 6, 2017 - 7:31 am

I find that so amazing that your Uncle came from somewhere with no snow and was able to dominate a snow sport.
Rock on man!
Canadian Armed Forces and Navy runs in our family so we always notice the flags. It’s kind of hard to mess up the Canadian one (unless you flip the maple leaf upside down). I had no idea though about your flag and the ways to hang yours. Thank you for sharing that. It’s so interesing and I bet that not a lot of people know that.

Christy Maurer June 6, 2017 - 10:18 am

That is so great that Coke is doing this for our troops. My grandpa’s were only stateside during the war, but my great uncle Bobby told us some stories of his time in New Zealand…head hunter stories! It was amazing to hear about but wild that I had never heard about it before!!

Jaime Nicole June 6, 2017 - 10:18 am

We display the American flag proudly outside my home! Your pork chops look absolutely perfect – I wish I could get grill marks like yours lol!

Doria June 6, 2017 - 10:43 am

Your pork chops look perfect!!! Also, thanks for the reminder, I’d forgotten some of the flags do’s and don’ts 😉

Danik June 6, 2017 - 11:06 am

The pork chops looks amazing and my lips are wet looking at them 🙂

Anosa June 6, 2017 - 12:10 pm

Such a nice article. Good that you incorporate the Do’s and don’t about the National Flag. Sometimes people are not aware of that so this is a good reminder and at the same time readers will enjoy the food recipe.

Sarah Bailey June 6, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Now your pork chops sound absolutely delicious – a real treat for anytime. It always amazes me all the rules around flying flags properly.

Jona June 6, 2017 - 1:49 pm

I am happy to see a recipe that I am actually looking for. Thanks for this! Also, I am not yet familiar on the what and not to consider for American Flags. Thanks as well for including this. Learned something new today

lisa June 6, 2017 - 2:19 pm

We support our troops every way we can. We have many friends and family that are either retired or currently serving. And flying the flag is a must in our family!

Nicole Elliott ~ Client June 6, 2017 - 4:44 pm

We have a family full of people who have served in the military as well so I absolutely love it when companies and people give back! Such a wonderful thing to do this time of year! Also loved the great tips and those pork chops look delicious!

Marcie W. June 6, 2017 - 5:21 pm

I really appreciate this information regarding proper flag etiquette. My dad is former Army special forces, so I try and do all I can to give back to our nation’s heroes!

Betty June 6, 2017 - 6:48 pm

Thanks for the tips on how to properly display an American flag. Pork chops are often dry, so marinading them definitely help bring some moisture to the meat. Looks super yummy!

Maurene Cab June 6, 2017 - 9:43 pm

It is great to be grateful for the sacrifices our servicemen made for this country. Thanks for the information on how to properly display the flag.

Pam June 6, 2017 - 10:06 pm

Thanks for sharing these ways to support the troops. It’s so important to recognize the sacrifices our soldiers make and have made.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All June 6, 2017 - 10:21 pm

My Dad taught me how to properly fly a flag a long time ago. It’s surprising how many people don’t know things about lighting and how to retire one.

Kiwi June 8, 2017 - 2:20 am

Great info on how to celebrate our troops the American way! I didnt know about many of these but thanks for sharing this I am grateful to them!

sara June 8, 2017 - 5:46 am

Thanks for sharing this post! It is so important to support our troops as they fight for us every day.

Polarbelle June 8, 2017 - 6:25 am

Supporting our troops and being patriotic is super important. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley Wood June 8, 2017 - 8:46 am

Uncle Buck sounds like a fun guy! Those pork chops have my mouth watering.
We fly our flag year round and put up a new one when the wind begins to tatter the edges. Most VFW and American Legion posts accept old flags for proper disposal. Our hardware store actually has a drop box too.
Love that you shared this information and I just love your red, white and blue table decor too!

Alli June 9, 2017 - 10:14 am

I actually fly my flag year round too. Once it becomes battered, I buy a new one. Yes, Uncle Buck is a trip! 🙂

zan June 8, 2017 - 8:49 am

What a great way to support a good cause. I also love how you shared about displaying the US flag – such honor and dignity for sure. The pork chops look great and I am always trying to find new recipes for them because my hubby loves them.

Alli June 9, 2017 - 10:13 am

It must be a man thing! My husband loves pork chops too. Oh, and ribs! 🙂

Mary June 9, 2017 - 6:54 pm

Thanks Alli for shaing these important facts. I had no idea.
I will pass along


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