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. 

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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.

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