Easy Citrus Grilled Pork Chops made with just a few ingredients for a delicious meal on the grill or baked in the oven. Great for busy weeknights or weekend cookouts.
When life gets busy it is so easy to get stuck in a dinner rut. So, I’m always on the lookout for something different for dinner but it has to be easy! These pork chops have a quick and simple marinade and then they are quickly grilled and served up with grilled pineapple.
Easy Citrus Grilled Pork Chops
This easy pork chop dinner can be grilled or easily baked in the oven. The flavors are simple but very delicious and will please even the picky eaters.
I think I was likely the most picky child ever and have also raised a couple of very picky eaters. One thing my family always agrees on when it comes to dinnertime would be pork chops. We especially love them grilled.
I had a nice packaged of boneless pork chops, which cook up in a jiffy. I will often just brush any meat we are grilling with a heavy layer of Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce but I was looking for something different this time.
I put together a simple marinade just from my pantry staples, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, ranch dressing seasoning mix and a little salt and pepper. You can use what you have on hand and fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme are always a great idea for marinating pork or chicken.
How Long Do You Marinate Pork Chops:
I like to mix up a pork chop marinade and let the meat marinate for about 2 hours. You can also marinate over night and up to 2 days in my experience.
I love this easy citrus marinade for chicken and also shrimp. The simple ingredients add a great amount of flavor.
I used to be intimidated by the grill and I’m still learning. I do best at quick recipes like grilled burgers, balsamic pork chops or my simple grilled chicken salad. I let my husband do the more complicated recipes like briskets and steaks. I have plans of getting him to share his grilling secrets SOON!
If you are looking for specific recipes on the grill, shoot me a message and we will see if we can make it happen.
Tips for Grilling Pork Chops:
- Marinate pork chops for 2 hours.
- Sear pork chops over the hot part of your grill, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Move to medium heat and cook until internal temperature in 145 degrees, an internal meat thermometer is super handy!
- Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving. Love this pigtail flipper for grilling meat!
As the weather heats up here in Oklahoma, we are grilling more and more. It gets too stinking hot to cook in the house, but I do love summer.
I had a fresh pineapple, so I sliced it up and threw it on the grill just before the pork chops were done and it was a great addition to our dinner. If you love pineapple, you should give my Pineapple Jalapeno Relish a try too!
We have the best time during the summer even when life is busier than ever. We grow a big garden, go fishing and and spend a ton of time in the pool. We haven’t taken a vacation in ages but we manage to make the most of our down time on the ranch.
We keep talking about visiting the ocean and one of these days we will. Are you making summer plans? If so, I would love to hear about them!
Perfect Sides to Complete Your Meal:
More Pork Recipes to Check Out:
- Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops with Sour Cream Gravy
- Cheesy Pulled Pork Taquitos
- Coca- Cola Braised Pork Loin
- 3- Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from The Baker Mama
In a shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, ranch dressing seasoning mix and salt. Dredge pork chops in marinade, coating both sides. Place in a zip top bag and pour remaining marinade over and seal. You can also use a shallow bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut top and bottom from pineapple. Slice in half and cut into half moons. Preheat grill. Place pork chops on grill and cook, turning in about every 3 minutes, until pork chops are cooked through. When pork chops are nearly cooked, add pineapple to the grill and cook about 2 minutes per side. Remove from grill and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 386 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 109mg Sodium: 269mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 37g
In a shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, ranch dressing seasoning mix and salt. Dredge pork chops in marinade, coating both sides. Place in a zip top bag and pour remaining marinade over and seal.
You can also use a shallow bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Cut top and bottom from pineapple. Slice in half and cut into half moons.
Preheat grill. Place pork chops on grill and cook, turning in about every 3 minutes, until pork chops are cooked through.
When pork chops are nearly cooked, add pineapple to the grill and cook about 2 minutes per side.
Remove from grill and serve immediately.
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