With three ingredients, 30 minutes and a grill, you can get the juiciest grilled pork chops. They are easy, family friendly and perfect for your next grilling session.
I am SO ready to grill all the things. What about you?
Honestly though, we don’t really need the sunshine around here to grill. We’ve been known to grill in the rain and snow. But now that it’s June it is officially grilling season.
I thought I’d share this Easy Grilled Pork Chops recipe with you today to show you that you don’t have to limit yourself to burgers and dogs, pork chops are FANTASTIC on the grill too.
For perfectly cooked grilled pork chops, you are going to want thick cut bone-in pork chops. When I say thick cut, I mean about 1 – 1 1/2 inch thick.
Bone-in pork chops are the best because they tend to be more flavorful. Bone-in pork chops aren’t as lean as their boneless counterparts and we all know that fat = flavor. The bone also helps prevent overcooking because it slows down how fast the meat cooks.
For a long time, pork was considered done when it reached 160. In the last few years however, the recommended temperature has changed. Grilled Pork Chops are cooked when they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. They will have a blush of pink to them.
These pork chops could not be easier to make.
Step #1: Preheat a grill to 500 degrees.
Step #2. Brush both sides of pork chops with avocado oil (or other high heat oil). Season both sides with blackened seasoning. Blackened seasoning is similar to cajun seasoning except that cajun seasoning is a bit spicier. If you want your pork chops to have a little extra kick, substitute cajun instead.
Step #3: Grill pork chops 1 – 2 minutes per side at high heat to sear. Turn the grates the pork chops are on off while leaving the others on. This will cook the pork chops with indirect heat. Cook using indirect heat for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees.
Step #4: Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before serving. Resting is important. While meat is resting, the juices redistribute and results in juicier meat. Cut too early and all of the juices will run out.
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Preheat a grill to 500 degrees.
Brush both sides of pork chops with avocado oil (or other high heat oil). Season both sides with blackened seasoning.
Grill pork chops 1 - 2 minutes per side at high heat to sear. Turn the grates the pork chops are on off while leaving the others on. Cook using indirect heat for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees.
Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 199 , Total Fat: 10.9g , Saturated Fat: 3.7g , Cholesterol: 80mg , Sodium: 141mg , Carbohydrates: 0.4g , Fiber: 0.3g , Sugar: 0g , Protein: 23.1g
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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