Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are the perfect weeknight meal. They are grilled with savory marinate flavor and topped with a slice pineapple.
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Best Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops Recipe:
If you are looking for the Best Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops Recipe than this is the one. We love that the marinade is loaded with easy seasoning, soy sauce and pineapple juice.
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.
This sweet and savory pork chop recipe is a family favorite. We love that it is topped with a slice pineapple and grilled to perfection. It is a delicious recipe.
How to Make Hawaiian Pork Chop Marinade:
The Hawaiian Pork Chop Marinade is easy to make. We love that the ingredients are staple ingredients which makes it the perfect marinade to make any day of the week.
Simply combine the ingredients together in a small bowl thoroughly. Then your pork chop is ready to be marinated.
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.
- Boneless Pork Chops
- Olive Oil
- Soy Sauce
- Light Brown Sugar
- Pineapple Slices (15 oz can) – Do not drain
- Minced Garlic
- Ground Ginger
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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Tips for Making Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Variations for Hawaiian Pork Chops:
- 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.
Can you freeze this recipe?
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 Hawaiian Pork Chops:
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.
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Print Recipe for Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops:
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops
- 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!
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