This easy weeknight dinner will get dinner on the table in a hurry with easy grilled pork chops made with a homemade Italian marinade. This marinade for pork chops keeps the meat juicy and flavorful! It will quickly become your go-to marinade for grilled meats and veggies.
Summer nights call for easy recipes and this quick marinade for pork chops on the grill will make dinner a breeze.
This easy recipe is perfect for summer and it starts with making an Italian marinade. To make this marinade you’ll need:
- olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- dried oregano
- dried thyme
- red pepper flakes
- lemon juice
This flavor combination makes this Italian marinade zesty and delicious!
Homemade Italian Marinade for Pork Chops
Pour marinade ingredients in a mason jar and cover with a lid.
Shake vigorously to emulsify the dressing (so the oil and vinegar are combined and won’t separate). This will help the dressing coat the meat completely.
Marinate 1-2 inch thick pork chops in fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
How to Grill Bone In Pork Chops
Preheat grill to medium-high heat (375º).
Grill pork chops for 10-15 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 145º.
Remove from grill and let pork chops rest for 5-10 minutes.
What type of pork chops should you use for grilling?
Bone-in pork chops will help lock in moisture so your pork chops stay juicy and tender! I recommend using 1-2 inch thick bone in pork chops with this marinade for pork chops.
Pork cooks quickly which makes it perfect for a weeknight!
If you prefer your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
For More Grilling Recipes, Check Out:
- Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
- Chili Lime Chicken
- Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers
- Miracle Whip Burger
For More Perfect Summer Recipes, Check Out:
- Vegetarian Pasta Salad
- No Mayo Potato Salad
- Jalapeño Creamed Corn
- Ground Beef Tostadas
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Easy Broccoli Salad
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Lemon Buttercream Cupcakes
- Orange Cupcakes
- Peach Cobbler
- Triple Berry Cobbler
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 6 one to two inch thick bone-in pork chops
- Combine marinade ingredients in a mason jar.
- Shake vigorously to combine.
- Marinate pork chops in fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes up to overnight.
- Set grill to medium high heat (375º).
- Spray grill with grilling spray. Place pork chops on grill and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. Grill for 5 minutes first side, 4 minutes second side.
- Internal temperature should be 145 degrees. Remove from grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
When the pork chops are ready to be flipped, they will easily release from the grill. If you try to flip them and they are sticking to the grill, they aren't ready to flip yet.
For thinner pork chops, reduce cook time to 6-10 minutes depending on thickness.
Use this marinade for boneless pork chops, cooking time may vary.
You can double this marinade and use it for grilled veggies as well! Cook grilled veggies in a foil pack or grill safe basket.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380 Total Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 32g Cholesterol: 22mg Sodium: 18mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 7g