Reasons to love this grilled pork chop recipe

  • You’ll get juicy, flavorful grilled pork chops without any hassle!
  • You don’t need to brine or marinate the chops, you just need a simple seasoning mix and the perfect cooking technique.
  • Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner on the grill, just throw these on and they are ready in about 20 minutes!
  • They are easy to make and pair with just about any summer side dish!

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How to make bone-in grilled pork chops (step-by-step)

Mix up the simple seasoning mix.
Brush pork chops on both sides with oil.
Season pork chops liberally on both sides.
Place them on heated grill to cook for 5-7 minutes per side.
Cook until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 140° Fahrenheit and remove from grill. Allow them to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. See recipe & notes.

Recipe tips

  • Don’t let your grill get too hot. If it’s too hot you risk burning the chops on the outside and overcooking them.
  • It’s very important to adjust the cooking time up or down depending on the thickness of your pork chops. See the recipe notes.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature of your pork chops in the thickest part.
  • For juicy pork chops, don’t cook them past 145°. They will continue to cook and rise in temp after you remove them from the grill.
  • This recipe calls for bone-in pork chops, but you can use boneless. The cooking time will be a few minutes less for boneless pork chops.
  • When cooking pork chops, always watch them carefully and always cook to temperature, not to time. They can easily be overcooked if you let them cook past 145° and this can happen in 1-2 minutes on a hot grill.

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Juicy Grilled Pork Chops (No Brine or Marinade Needed!)

Grilling is the best way to cook bone-in pork chops, and you'll be amazed by how juicy these grilled pork chops turn out without any brine or marinade. Just a simple seasoning mix and the perfect cooking temperature will give you flavorful and juicy pork chops every time.


For the pork chop seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar, Can sub brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For the grilled pork chops:

  • 2 bone in pork chops, (about 1.5 inches thick, see recipe notes)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, (can sub wet mustard for a different flavor profile)


  • Grill


  • Heat your grill to medium high heat (approximately 400° Fahrenheit).
  • Make the seasoning mix by combining the seasonings in a small bowl and mixing.
  • Place the pork chops on a large plate or sheet pan. Rub (or brush) the oil on both sides of the pork chops.
  • Season the pork chops on both sides with the seasoning mix.
  • Once the grill is hot, place the pork chops on the grill to cook. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 140° Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the pork chops from the grill and let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. The internal temperature should continue to rise and get up to 145° after resting.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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  • The cooking time of 10-14 minutes in this recipe is for bone-in pork chops that are approximately 1.5 inches thick. The cooking time will vary based on the size of your pork chops and your grill temperature. Use this time recommendation as a starting point and adjust as needed. Watch your pork chops carefully during cooking to avoid over or under-cooking them. I highly recommend using an instant-read thermometer.
  • As a general rule of thumb, bone-in pork chops need to cook for about 3-5 minutes per ½ inch of thickness on a grill heated to approximately 400° Fahrenheit.
  • Nutrition amounts provided are per serving and are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 280kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Fiber: 1g
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Juicy Grilled Pork Chops (No Brine or Marinade Needed!)Juicy Grilled Pork Chops (No Brine or Marinade Needed!)