I found this recipe on Dinner at the Zoo. Love the name! These grilled pork chops are soaked in a flavorful marinade, then cooked to golden brown perfection. A quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for any BBQ or summer gathering! Ok I get it, technically summer is over. But I refuse to let go! Maybe because it’s still 80/90 degrees here in Jax.
In my opinion, pork chops are an underrated cut of meat. They’re inexpensive, juicy and packed full of flavor. Some great ways to prepare pork chops include mushroom pork chops, brown sugar pork chops, and these simple yet satisfying grilled pork chops. These pork chops can also be broiled, or pan seared in cold weather months.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Marinating Time: 1 Hour
Total Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
4 pork chops bone in, or boneless
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons parsley leaves chopped, plus more for garnish
2 teaspoons thyme leaves chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoons minced garlic
Place the pork chops in a bowl or resealable gallon sized bag.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, lemon zest, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic.
Pour the marinade over the meat. Marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.
Place the pork on the grill. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop registers 145 degrees F.
Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then serve. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.