Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are the perfect weeknight meal. They are grilled with savory marinate flavor and topped with a slice pineapple.

Grilled pork chops topped with chopped green onions and slice pineapple on a white platter
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This quick and easy pineapple pork chop meal is the perfect meal to serve as a weeknight meal or for having a BBQ. The pork chops come out so flavorful and juicy when marinated in this Hawaiian marinade.

If you are looking for an easy pork chop recipe to make, this is it! I also love making this Honey Garlic Pork Chops when I have friends over.

Why We Love This Recipe

We love to grill out pork chops. They taste amazing and marinating the pork chops in the brown sugar glaze makes them even better. It is perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Serve with your favorite grilled side dish recipes for a complete meal idea.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - boneless pork chops, olive oil, salt and pepper, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple slices, minced garlic and ground ginger.
  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Pineapple Slices (15 oz can) – Do not drain
  • Minced Garlic
  • Ground Ginger

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Variations Ideas

  • Sesame Oil – We love the flavor that sesame oil gives to the pork chops. Add some if you have it.
  • Spicy Option – If you want to add in some spice to your marinate, add in some red pepper flakes. We like to add in about a teaspoon.
  • Garlic Powder – You can use garlic powder instead of minced garlic if you prefer.
  • Bake or Grill – These pork chops can be baked or grilled. We used a gas grill, but baking pork chops is an easy option.

How to Grill Hawaiian Pork Chops

  • Prepare the Marinade – In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple juice from the can (save the pineapple slices), minced garlic, ground ginger, salt and pepper.  
Combining marinade ingredients in a bowl
  • Marinate the Pork Chops – Marinate the pork chops in half of the soy sauce mixture for at least 10 minutes (you can marinade over night as well). 
Placing marinade in a ziplock bag with the pork chops
  • Reserve some Marinade – Reserve the remaining sauce for basting. You can coat the pork chops in the marinade in a bowl or in a zip lock bag.  
  • Prepare your Gas Grill – Rub the grill gates with the olive oil to prevent the pork chops from sticking to the grill and then preheat the grill to 400 degrees F or medium high heat.  
Rubbing oil on the grill grates
  • Grill Pork Chops – Place the pork chops and pineapple slices directly on the grill.  Grill them for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side until the pork chops reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.  We like to give the pork chops a nice grill mark.
Grilling pork chops and slice pinapple on the grill
  • Baste Pork Chops – Then baste the pork chops and pineapple with the reserved soy sauce mixture.  Cook for 1 minutes, flip the pork chops and grill pineapple and then baste the other side with this mixture as well.  Cook for 1 minute.  
Grilled pork chops and grilled pineapple
  • Remove Pork Chops from Grill and Rest – Remove the pork from the grill to a separate plate, let the pork rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Slice pork chops, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Use a Meat Thermometer – I use an instant read meat thermometer to make sure that the pork chops is cooked to the right temperature before serving. Making sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Learn all the tips and tricks on How to Grill Pork Chops.
  • Marinate Pork Chops – Make sure you marinate your pork chops for at least 10 minutes before grilling. It is best to marinate overnight.
  • Resting Pork Chops – When you pork chops are finishing grilling, make sure to let them rest for at least for 5 minutes.
Close up image of grilled hawaiian pork chops on the grill.

Serving Suggestions

These grilled Hawaiian Pork Chips are delicious with many side dish recipes. These are some of our favorites.

How to Freeze

We like to meal prep by freezing the meat in the marinade. Freezing the pork chops is great way to make this an easy meal to prep. All ingredients can be placed in the freezer back except the pineapple rings.

How to Store

Refrigerate any leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. We like to place out pork chops in a microwave safe dish so it is easy to reheat.

To meal prep, place pork chops with rice and some vegetables in a air tight container. This makes for an easy lunch to prepare.

Close up image of grilled hawaiian pork chops on the grill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Bone-in Pork Chops?

Yes, you can use bone-in pork chops. Either option works great with this recipe.

Why are my Pork Chops so tough?

When grilling or when you place your pork chops in the oven and they are cooked to long they can become tough and chewy. That is why it is important to watch your pork chops when grilling to make sure you do not cook to long.
It doesn’t take long to cook pork chops. Using a meat thermometer and staying close by, will ensure your pork chops are cooked just right.

How long to Marinate Pork Chops

Place pork chop in the marinade mixture and marinade for at 10 minutes. We usually like to marinate our pork chops overnight. This really gives the pork chops time to really marinate with all the seasoning and make it really juicy when it is time to grill.

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Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops

5 from 38 votes
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are the perfect weeknight meal. They are grilled with savory marinate flavor and topped with a slice pineapple.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 332

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, pineapple juice from the can (save the pineapple slices), minced garlic, ground ginger, salt and pepper.
  • Marinate the pork chops in half of the soy sauce mixture for at least 10 minutes (you can marinade over night as well).  Reserve the remaining sauce for basting. You can coat the pork chops in the marinade in a bowl or in a ziplock bag.
  • Rub the grill gates with the olive oil to prevent the pork chops from sticking to the grill and then preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the pork and pineapple slices directly on the grill.  Grill them for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Then baste the chicken and pineapple with the reserved soy sauce mixture.  Cook for 1 minutes, flip the chicken and pineapple and then bast the other side with this mixture as well.  Cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove the pork from the grill to a separate plate, let the pork rest for 5 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 332kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 32g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 1432mg, Potassium 682mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 22g, Vitamin A 93IU, Vitamin C 8mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 2mg

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