Grilled Pork Chops

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.

How to cook juicy grilled pork chops

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.

What kind of pork chops are best for grilling?

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.

Pork chops on the grill.

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.

What should the internal temperature be for pork chops?

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.

Perfect Grilled Pork Chops

How do you cook grilled pork chops?

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Other Pork Chop Recipes:

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Crispy Baked Pork Chops

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Parmesan Pork Chops

Looking for more ways to use your grill? Try these Grilled Recipes:

Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Flat Iron Steak

Queso Burgers

Grilled Pork Chops are so easy! WIth only 3 ingredients you can have this family friendly dinner on the table in no time! #pork #porkchops #familyfriendly #dinner #quickdinner #grill #grilling

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons avocado (or other high heat) oil
  • 2 tablespoons blackened seasoning

Instructions

1

Preheat a grill to 500 degrees.

2

Brush both sides of pork chops with avocado oil (or other high heat oil). Season both sides with blackened seasoning.

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. Cook using indirect heat for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees.

4

Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information

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

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  • Reply
    wings.io
    June 20, 2019 at 1:44 am

    A very nice blog, I like the way you share very honestly and interestingly, through my blog I learned a lot of things.

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    Markus Mueller
    June 10, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Delicious! I love grilled pork chops, I actually have a grilled pork chops recipe in the works for Earth, Food, and Fire, I find they are such an under rated product! Plus they are never to expensive!

  • Reply
    Charity
    June 9, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    That blackening seasoning looks great! Do you have a recipe or brand you prefer?

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    Daniela
    June 9, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Pork chops are so good and these look delish! Absolutely adoring your pics! Nice!!!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    June 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    The meat looks perfect. SO flavorful and so juicy. I bet my family would love this recipe. I will definitely make this soon.

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    Jagruti Dhanecha
    June 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Wow, look at those chargrilled marks! I love grill recipes as they are so simple to make yet full of flavours. Waiting for the decent weather, so we can churn out some grill recipes too.

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    June 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

    All of these grilling recipes are making me want a grill SO BAD!!! Love your tips in this post. Will definitely try this when I FINALLY get a grill in 2 months when I move to my new place :) :)

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    Vanessa
    June 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I love how simple this recipe is! It’s going on the list for my summer grilling for sure.

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    June 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Omg, these pork chops look so good! We are planning to fire up the grill next weekend so this will be perfect!! It looks so juicy.

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    Marie Czarnecki
    June 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Sounds great.. Will try your way.

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    Michelle
    June 7, 2019 at 3:00 am

    I like your attitude! Living in the UK we can’t wait for the sun to shine to fire up the barbie either! Love your photos too, perfect!

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    Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    June 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Oh my word! I need this in my life. I have to rethink dinner tonight. lol.

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    Danielle
    June 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Mmmm, the closeups are amazing. So delicious and inviting – I can’t wait to make this dish at home now!

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    Veena Azmanov
    June 6, 2019 at 7:42 am

    I am drooling with the look of it. Delicious and yum and mouth melting too.

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    George R Hooper Jr
    June 5, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Here’s a method of grilling chops that produces consitently excellent results –
    BUTCHER’S CHOPS
    >A foolproof method for pork chops Recognizing that NOTHING can ever be made foolproof as fools are so ingenious… <
    varies
    Start w/thick-cut chops;
    •• AMERICA'S CUT, HUSKER CHOPS or whatever your butcher calls the 1-1/4"—1-1/2" thick chops, the kind you'd use for stuffing, w/T-bone;
    • dust chops w/your choice of seasoning;
    • over a medium-hot fire stand chops vertically – as in upright, on the T-bone – for 15 minutes w/grill closed;
    • then lay them flat first on 1 side for 5 minutes, then the other side for 5 minutes, [to IRT ±145] again w/grill closed.

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