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Orange-Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork chops seasoned with the fresh flavors of oranges and thyme. This easy pork chops recipe is perfect for summer grilling.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling, pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 196kcal
Author Amee


  • 16 oz center cut boneless pork chops 4 (4 oz) chops
  • 3/ 4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar I used organic cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme removed from stem
  • ½ navel orange juice and zest


  • In a small bowl, mix water, sugar and salt until it dissolves.  Add garlic powder, thyme, orange zest and juice and whisk together until well blended.  
  • Trim any visible fat from your pork chops; tenderize using a meat mallet or the bottom of a glass.  
  • Add the pork chops and the marinade to a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate no more than 2 hours.
  • Grill the pork chops for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the proper internal temperature is reached (at least 145 F.) Allow chops to rest for several minutes prior to serving. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g