Are you tired of complicated recipes that take hours to prepare? Do you want a tasty and satisfying meal that everyone will love? Then try our Grilled Pork Chops recipe!
With just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can have a mouthwatering dinner ready in no time.
Plus, the smoky flavor of the grill adds a depth of taste that will leave you wanting more. So let’s get started!

photo of bone-in Grilled Pork Chops

Quick and Easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

This recipe features juicy pork chops marinated in a tangy mixture of herbs and spices, then grilled to perfection. The end result is a flavorful and tender dish that's sure to impress. Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion meal, this recipe has got you covered.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American comfort food
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal


  • Large skillet or griddle
  • Meat thermometer
  • Wooden skewers (optional)


  • 4 pork chops about 1 lb / 450 g total weight
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for brushing


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread pork chops onto wooden skewers, if desired, or lay flat in a large skillet or griddle.
  • In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, garlic, rosemary, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour the marinade over the pork chops, turning to coat evenly. Let sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  • Brush grills or skillet with vegetable oil. Season pork chops with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Grill pork chops for 5-7 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C), depending on thickness of meat.
  • Transfer to a plate and rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


Nutritional Facts:
Per serving (assuming 4 servings):
Calories: 320
Protein: 30g
Carbohydrates: 10g
Fiber: 0g
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 80mg
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Recommended Pairing Drink:

Try pairing this dish with a refreshing glass of white wine, or a cold beer. Both options complement the savory flavors of the pork chops without overpowering them.

Good Occasions for this Dish:

  • Quick weeknight dinner
  • Special occasion meals
  • Outdoor gatherings or barbecues
  • Family dinners
  • Holiday celebrations
photo of thin boneless pork chops

Useful Tips:

  • Serve with a grilled summer vegetable medley and top with a pat of compound butter seasoned with the same herbs used in the rub/marinade.
  • Grilling pork chops is an entirely different experience than grilling red meat. You see, when you cook steaks, it’s OK getting that yummy pink or red color inside while having a nice charred outside. But with pork, it’s a different story. You want to make sure it’s cooked evenly all the way through. So, when you’re grilling pork, use a medium direct heat to make sure the inside and outside cook at the same pace.
  • Some people may prefer a stronger roasted flavor in their pork chops. If you fall into this category, you could try increasing the amount of rosemary used in the marinade, or adding other seasonings like thyme or sage.
  • If you’re not familiar with grilling, it’s important to keep an eye on the pork chops during the cooking process to ensure they don’t burn. You may need to flip them more frequently than indicated in the recipe.
  • It may be difficult to achieve consistent temperatures when grilling, especially if you’re new to it. To avoid overcooking or undercooking the pork chops, consider using a thermometer to monitor the internal temperature.
  • For a quicker meal, use thinly sliced pork chops. They will cook faster and stay moist throughout.
  • Don’t press down on the pork chops while grilling. This can cause the meat to become dense and tough.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from catching fire.


Can I use boneless pork chops for this recipe?

Yes, you can use boneless pork chops for this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly. Although, generally, bone-in chops will give you a juicer result.

Why did you choose rosemary for the marinade?

Rosemary pairs well with pork and adds a subtle herbal note to the dish. Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to find your favorite combination.

Is it necessary to thread the pork chops onto skewers?

No, you can skip this step and simply lay the pork chops flat in a pan or griddle. However, threading them onto skewers helps distribute heat evenly and prevents the meat from becoming too dense.

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