Last updated September 16, 2018

When grilling pork chops, if you only flip them once and pull them from the grill when they reach 145 F degrees, you’ll have perfectly juicy grilled pork chops every time.

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Pork chops are one of the easiest weeknight proteins to cook. All they need is a quick rub down with flavor. I recommend olive oil, soy sauce, and a garlic and herb seasoning.

You could also use Worcestershire sauce. Either way, your goal is to add a bit of umami and caramel color to the chops.

A garlic and herb seasoning gives you a classic balance of salt and herbs. You can use this juicy grilled pork chops technique with other rubs, too.

Try a traditional Montreal seasoning or go bold with a brown sugar and bourbon rub or even a chipotle and roasted garlic seasoning.

 

pork chop on a slate platter

Perfectly Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
When grilling pork chops, if you only flip them once and pull them from the grill when they reach 145 degrees, you’ll have perfectly juicy grilled pork chops every time.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Rub both sides of the pork chops with olive oil and soy sauce. Sprinkle liberally with garlic and herb seasoning.

  2. Heat the grill to 400-450 F degrees. 

  3. Place the chops on the grill. Grill for 7 minutes. Flip and grill for another 5-7 minutes to desired wellness (USDA recommends 145 F degrees).

  4. Remove to a plate or pan. Cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes.

Tips

You can use any type of barbecue seasoning to change the flavor profile. 

Nutrition Facts
Perfectly Juicy Grilled Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 499mg14%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.