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Pork Chop Marinade

Looking for the best marinade for pork chops that will elevate your grilling game?

Look no further than this delicious and easy-to-make Pork Chop Marinade Recipe! With a blend of savory and sweet ingredients, including olive oil, lemon, thyme, honey, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, and apple cider vinegar, this marinade is sure to bring out the best flavors in your pork chops.

Whether you’re grilling for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner, this pork chop marinade for grilling will take your meal to the next level. So fire up the grill, and let’s get cooking!

Pork Chop Marinade

Easy Pork Chop Marinade Recipe

Looking for a way to make your grilled pork chops even more delicious? Try this amazing marinade recipe that’s packed with mouthwatering flavors! This marinade is a perfect balance of sweet and savory, and you’ll want to keep this recipe in your bookmarks because you’ll be using it repeatedly.

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have your marinade ready in no time. And once you’ve let your pork chops marinate, you’ll be rewarded with juicy, tender meat that’s bursting with flavor. Whether you’re grilling for a big family dinner or just a casual weeknight meal, this recipe is sure to impress.

But this recipe isn’t just delicious – it’s also a healthy option for your next meal. So if you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious meal option, try this grilled pork chop marinade recipe!

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Pork Chop Marinade

Pork Chop Marinade shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Olive oil
  • Lemons
  • Garlic
  • Fresh thyme
  • Honey
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh parsley
Pork Chop Marinade

How to make Pork Chop Marinade

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Prep all your ingredients. Get chopping and slicing!



Combine them all and stir or shake to combine. You can make the marinade in advance if you’d like.



Put the chops in a large freezer baggie and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.

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Pork Chop Marinade

Pork Chop Marinade FAQ

How long should I marinate the pork chops?

Marinate the pork chops for at least 4 hours, but up to overnight for best results. This will give the marinade enough time to infuse the pork chops with flavor, but not so long that the acid in the marinade begins to break down the meat.

Can I use this marinade on other meats besides pork chops?

Absolutely! This marinade would work well on other cuts of pork, such as pork tenderloin or pork shoulder, as well as other meats like chicken or fish.

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh?

While fresh herbs are preferred for this recipe, you can use dried ones instead. Remember that dried herbs are more potent than fresh, so you may want to use less than the amount called for in the recipe.

Can I save the leftover marinade for later use?

No, reusing leftover marinade is not recommended since it has come into contact with raw meat. Discard any leftover marinade and make a fresh batch next time you grill.

Pork Chop Marinade

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Yield: 6 servings

Pork Chop Marinade

Pork Chop Marinade

This bright and flavorful pork chop marinade is perfect for your next bbq! Lots of bright citrus and fresh herbs always ensure you have flavorful, juicy pork chops.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Mix all the marinade ingredients together and shake or stir to combine.
  2. Place the pork chops into a large baggie along with the marinade and put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Overnight is better.
  3. Drain off the marinade and season your chops with salt and pepper. Cook using your desired method. We like grilled chops on the pellet grill the best!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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