Learn How to Grill Pork Chops with these easy step by step instructions. Pork Chops are easy to grill and can be seasoned many different ways.

Grilled Pork Chops on a platter topped with a glaze and sesame seeds
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There is nothing better than juicy pork chops right off the grill. Learn how to cook pork chops on the grill with these easy steps. The tender pork chops come out so delicious and full of flavor.

Use these steps to cook your favorite pork chops recipes. Check out these family favorites – Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops and Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops. We have even made Smoked Pork Chops Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Being a busy mom of 8, we love to grill out for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Pork chops always quick and easy rather we are grilling out thick chops or pork loin chops.

Adding a simple Pork spice rub or marinade that is made with simple ingredients gives these pork chops the best flavor. We even love to baste with BBQ Sauce right after they come off the grill for the best flavor

Ingredients

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Variation Ideas

  • Spicy Pork Chops – If you prefer to give your pork chops a little kick, add in some red pepper flakes.
  • Maple Syrup – Add in some quality maple syrup.
  • Balsamic Vinegar – For the best fruity flavor, add in some quality balsamic vinegar.
  • Dijon Mustard – To add tanginess to your pork chops, add in some Dijon mustard.
  • Lemon Juice – We love adding lemon juice, it always gives it the perfect citrus flavor.
  • Change the Seasoning – We have used simple season salt and these pork chops and they have turned out great. Really any dry rub works great.

How to Grill Pork Chops

  • Step 1 – Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill to 450 degrees F.
Uncooked pork chops on a platter with oil on top

Step 2 – Oil Pork Chops – Rub the olive oil or vegetable oil on both sides of the pork chops.

Brushing seasoning on uncooked pork chops

Step 3 – Season Pork Chops – Sprinkle the kosher salt and black pepper on each side of the pork chops and rub it into the pork.

Placing the pork chops on the grill

Step 4 – Add Pork Chops to Grill – Place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill (on direct heat).

Grilled pork chops on the grill

Step 5 – Grill over direct heat – Grill for 2 minutes per side. Then move the thick pork chops to indirect heat (upper rack).

  • Step 6 – Grill over indirect heat – Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Check the temperature with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Step 7 – Rest Pork Chops Let the pork chops rest for 5-10 minutes on a plate or paper towel before serving and cutting.
  • Step 8 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve warm and enjoy perfectly cooked pork chops.

Grilling Tips

  • Hot Grill – Make sure to grill on a hot, clean grill. This prevents the meat from sticking and giving you those beautiful grill marks.
  • Turn down heat – If pork chops are grilling to quickly, turn down the heat.
  • Don’t Overcook – Make sure to use your meat thermometer to check for doneness. If your pork chops cook to long, they can be dry and tough to eat.
  • Same Size – When I purchase Pork Chops, I try to pick the same size of thickness, so that the pork chops are done about the same time.
  • Grill Type – You can use a charcoal grill or gas grill to grill pork chops.

How long to Cook Thick Boneless Pork Chops on the Grill

We love to grill thick boneless pork chops. When choosing the perfect boneless pork chops, we like them to be at least 1 inch thick. After we have seasoned and placed on the hot grill, it only takes about 6 to 8 minutes to grill boneless pork chops.

Some might think that boneless pork chops are dry and tough when grilling. But if you grill at the right temperature and the right length of time, your pork chops will come out perfectly.

How long to Cook Bone-In Pork Chops:

Bone-in are flavorful pork chops. But they need to be cooked for the right length of time. Pork chops can be a little tricky to grill so that is why we always use a meat thermometer to ensure that we don’t undercook or overcook the pork chops. Plus to ensure that it is safe to eat.

When we grill pork chops we start off by cooking on direct medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side. Then we place the pork chops on the other side of the grill. Which is where the indirect heat is for the remainder of the time.

We always watch closely because pork chops can get dry really fast if cooked even a minute too long.

Teriyaki Grilled Pork Chops topped with a glaze and sesame seeds

What to Serve with Pork Chops

There are many sides that go perfectly with pork chops. When we grill, we like to make sides that can be made on the grill so it is easy to clean up. While your pork is cooking, you can prepare these amazing sides.

How to Store Leftover Pork Chops

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. These pork chops are great leftovers. They make the perfect lunch the next day.

I like to meal prep with leftovers. With the pork chops, you can cut the pork chops off the bone and place it in a microwave-safe container with rice and vegetables.

It can all be heated together and it saves my husband from hitting the drive-through at lunch.

Grilled Pork Chops on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Internal Temperature for done Pork Chops?

To ensure that your pork chops are done, the internal temperature needs to reach 145 degrees. Always use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

How do you Grill Pork Chops without Drying them out

When we grill pork loin we have found the key to making sure they do not dry out is to watch them closely on the grill. It doesn’t take long to cook them so placing them on the indirect heat first and then the medium heat really helps to lock in the juices.
Also, we like to make sure to allow the pork chops to rest before cutting into them. Always make sure to use an internal meat thermometer to check for doneness.

How Long to Grill Pork Chops

When grilling, make sure the grill is hot and you have oiled the grill grates. This ensure that the bone in or boneless pork chops do not stick. We place them on the grill, season and close the lid. We like to grill on indirect heat for about 2 minutes then move to indirect heat. This allows for the pork chops to lock in the juices and not get dried out.
Grill pork chops for about 10 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

What Kind of Pork Chops to Pick?

There are many different cuts of meat that you can get from the loin. The shoulder cut is going to be the cut that has the most fat. You can choose the Rib Chop which is the most lean.
We like grilling both the pork tenderloin, boneless and bone-in. When choosing which pork chops we like to choose ones that are about 1 inch thick. These cuts always grill perfectly and have a lot of flavor.

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How to Grill Pork Chops

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Learn How to Grill Pork Chops with these easy step by step instructions. Pork Chops are easy to grill and can be seasoned different ways.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Let Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 351

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 450 degrees F.
  • Rub the olive oil on both sides of the pork chops.
  • Sprinkle the salt and pepper on each side of the pork chops and rub it into the pork.
  • Place the pork chops directly on the grill (on direct heat).
  • Grill for 2 minutes per side. Then move the pork chops to indirect heat (upper rack).
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Let the pork chops rest for 5-10 minutes on a plate before serving and cutting.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 351kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 35g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 1256mg, Potassium 588mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 13IU, Calcium 35mg, Iron 1mg

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