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Crowd-pleaser grilled pork is ideal for summer backyard grilling. Tip: the way to flavor-filled, garlicky pork chops is in the oregano-salt curing and citrus-soaked marinade. 

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2016


Credit: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne

Recipe Summary

25 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3 oz.)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 4 ingredients. Pat pork dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt mixture. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet; cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

  • Place pork between 2 layers of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet. Place pork in a zip-top plastic bag.

  • Combine juices, garlic, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; reserve 1/4 cup juice mixture. Add remaining juice mixture to pork; let stand 30 minutes.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side. Cover grill; grill 5 minutes.

  • Place pork on a platter. Drizzle reserved 1/4 cup juice mixture over pork.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 5g; cholesterol 62mg; iron 1mg; sodium 372mg; calcium 17mg; sugars 3g.