Fire up your grill because you’re going to LOVE these Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops with Pineapple! We whip up an easy, fresh marinade and let some chops soak for a few hours before they hit a flaming hot grill along with some fresh pineapple rounds. Perfect over some rice, in a slider, or just on its own.
Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops with Pineapple
Who doesn’t love teriyaki? I don’t know anyone. It is such an easy way to use up almost any protein you have around, and adds a bold, umami flavor punch to the meat and vegetables you’re serving it with.
This homemade teriyaki marinade is used on some thinly sliced pork chops, making it a quick marinade AND a quick cook so you’ll be eating in no time. This will also work on chicken, shrimp, steak, or salmon, so don’t let a lack of pork chops stop you!
Want to make this dish spicy?
Add some red pellet flakes and sriracha to the marinade!
Want to turn the marinade into a sauce?
Just simmer the marinade in a sauce pan after you remove the pork for 10-15 minutes to make it safe to use as a sauce.
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Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops 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.
- Pork chops
- Soy sauce
- Pineapple juice
- Red pepper flakes
- Garlic paste
- Ginger paste
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How to make Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops
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.
Mix together the marinade ingredients and toss the pork chops in. Marinate for at least 4 hours. Prep your pineapple too by cutting it into rounds.
You need a blazing hot grill for this one. Fire it up and get it to at least 400°F.
Remove the chops from the marinade and put them on the grill along with the pineapple rounds. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
Serve with steamed rice, extra teriyaki sauce, and steamed vegetables.
Try our Traeger Chicken Teriyaki too!
Teriyaki Pork Chops FAQ
Can this be made ahead of time?
This dish is best served immediately after grilling. I do not recommend making it far in advance. You can marinate the meat overnight if you’d like, but it will lend a stronger flavor to the finished product, especially if you use thin sliced pork chops. If you will marinate overnight I’d recommend pork chops that are an inch thick.
What’s the best way to store and reheat leftovers?
These leftovers can be reheated in the microwave in a pinch.
Can you use a pre-made teriyaki instead of the homemade marinade?
Absolutely. If you’d like to hit the easy button feel free to use your favorite teriyaki sauce to marinate these chops.
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- 1 1/2 pounds thin cut pork loin chops
- 1 whole pineapple, cut into rounds
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste (or 1 tablespoon minced ginger)
- Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large freezer baggie. Place the thin cut pork chops inside and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Preheat your grill to 400°F.
- Remove the chops from the marinade and place onto the grill along with the pineapple rounds. Grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
- Remove from the grill and garnish with cilantro. Serve with extra teriyaki sauce (we like Bachan's Japanese BBQ sauce) if you like it extra saucey. You can also reserve the marinade and simmer it on the stovetop for 10-15 minutes if you'd like.
- Serve with steamed rice and vegetables.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 622Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1975mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 47g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. It also includes the ENTIRE marinade and assumes that we're eating all of that. We aren't, but you know. Computers. Smart and also stupid.