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Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Asian Marinated Pork Chops are a great recipe to add to your weekly dinner menu. These pork chops are full of delicious flavors and cook up tender and juicy thanks to the simple marinade.

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Pork chops do not have to be dry and boring. These grilled pork chops are super tasty with sesame, ginger and garlic flavors. We serve them up with rice pilaf for a quick and easy meal that everyone loves.

You might also like our Mongolian Pork or Sweet and Sour Ground Pork for quick and easy weeknight meals.

platter with 4 pork chops & rice pilaf

Asian Marinated Pork Chops ~ Quick Weeknight Dinner

Pork chops are on our menu at least once a week and our family loves the flavors of this Asian inspired marinade. With only a few basic ingredients and easy prep, this is sure to become a favorite for busy families.

Ingredients Needed:

ingredients for Asian Marinated Pork Chops

  • Pork Chops
  • Soy Sauce
  • Orange Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Ground Ginger

grilled pork chops with rice

How to Make Asian Marinade:

  • Remove pork chops from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a gallon-size zip top bag or a baking dish.

bowl of marinade for pork chops

  • In a bowl, combine soy sauce, orange juice, olive oil, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. I like to use a whisk to mix the marinade.

4 pork chops in a ziploc bag with marinade

  • Pour marinade over the pork chops. Seal the bag and turn it over and over until the pork chops are well coated with the marinade. If using a dish to marinate, turn the pork chops over to coat both sides and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate pork chops and marinate at least one hour our until ready to cook, up to 24 hours.

How to Grill Asian Marinated Pork Chops:

  • Prepare a grill fire to about 300° using hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.

pork chops on a big green egg with smoke

  • Cook pork chops over indirect heat with the grill closed for about 5 minutes.

4 pork chops on a grill with smoke

  • Turn the pork chops and close the lid. Continue to cook another 8- 10 minutes.

pork chops with grill marks on a grill

  • Use a digital thermometer to check the pork chops in the center, cooking until pork reaches 140° – 145°.

Asian Pork Chops with rice on a platter

  • Remove from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Place pork chops on a lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes and turn pork chops. Continue to bake 8-10 minutes or until cooked through to 140- 145°.
  • Rest 10 minutes before serving.

How to Store and Reheat:

  • Store leftover pork chops in a zip top bag or wrapped in foil in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Slice pork chops and reheat in a skillet with a tablespoon of water or orange juice over medium heat, stirring until heated through, about 5 minutes.

More Pork Chop Recipes to Try:

Balsamic Pork Chops are another favorite that starts with a simple marinade. These pork chops are really flavorful and delicious, one of my favorites.

Italian Pork Chops are made with Italian salad dressing are great on the grill or oven baked. A family favorite for any night of the week.

Apricot Pork Chops are made with a sweet and tangy homemade sauce that will knock your socks off. Great on the grill and perfect for a family meal or weekend cookout.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are made with a simple dry rub and grilled to perfection. This is one of my all- time favorite recipes.

pork chops with rice on a platter on a black & white napkin

Marinating pork chops are a great way to make them juicy and flavorful both on the grill and in the oven. Give this Asian Marinated Pork Chops recipe a try this week for a meal that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

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Yield: 4 servings

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Asian Marinated Pork Chops with Rice Pilaf

Asian Marinated Pork Chops are full of delicious flavors and cook up tender and juicy thanks to the simple marinade. 

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • cilantro, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Place in a gallon-size zip top bag or a baking dish. 
  2. Add soy sauce, orange juice, olive oil, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic and ginger to a bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour marinade over the pork chops. Seal the bag and turn it over several times until the pork chops are well coated. If using a dish to marinate, turn the pork chops over to coat both sides and cover with plastic wrap. 
  4. Refrigerate pork chops and marinate at least one hour our until ready to cook, up to 24 hours.

For Grilling:


  1. Prepare grill with a 300° fire with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  2. Cook pork chops over indirect heat with the grill closed for about 5 minutes.
  3. Flip pork chops and close the lid. Continue to cook another 8- 10 minutes.
  4. Continue cooking pork chops until the center reaches 140° - 145° using a digital thermometer.
  5. Remove from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place pork chops on a lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes and turn pork chops. Continue to bake 8-10 minutes or until cooked through to 140- 145°. 
  2. Rest 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Store leftover pork chops in a zip top bag or wrapped in foil in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Slice pork chops and reheat in a skillet with a tablespoon of water or orange juice over medium heat, stirring until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 966mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 42g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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2 Comments

  1. That sesame oil and ginger though!! Such a delicious flavor combo. I used fresh ginger in the marinade and it was absolutely fresh and zippy in the best way possible. Thanks for this yummy grilled pork chop recipe. Can’t wait to have it again.

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