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This foolproof recipe for grilled pork chops is made all the more delicious with a rich and savory compound butter, loaded with shallots and fragrant lemon zest. If made ahead, allow the butter to come to room temperature before spreading it over the pork. You can also combine the oil and herbs used to coat the grilled pork chops a couple of hours in advance.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2009


Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

  • Sprinkle both sides of pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Combine oil, chives, thyme, rosemary, and garlic, stirring well. Rub oil mixture evenly over both sides of pork. Place pork on grill rack; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of pork registers 155°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Combine butter, shallots, and lemon rind, stirring well. Spread about 1 teaspoon butter mixture over each pork chop; let the pork stand an additional 5 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

208 calories; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 4.5g; mono fat 5.9g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 0.7g; fiber 0.1g; cholesterol 68mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 360mg; calcium 28mg.