Grilled lemon herb pork chops are a quick, easy, and healthy 21 Day Fix approved dinner recipe. The pork cooks up on a grill in less than 15 minutes, so it’s the perfect meal for busy nights.
Confession # 36- I get really impatient when a recipe calls for more than 20 minutes of marinating.
I mean, I get it. The more time, the better. But time isn’t something I have a lot of- especially during the week. And I know I can prep in advance; I do LOVE to prep. But even that has time constraints, so I do what I can.
Lately, I have been using lemon zest on my grilled meat and it adds so much flavor without hours and hours of waiting. Perfect for the impatient cook! And this lemon-herb pork chop recipe that I made last night was tender and full of yummy flavor.
I use a simple Microplane grater to zest the lemon. Don’t have one? You can use a regular grater for now, but make a Target run (you know you want to anyway) and pick one up. Treat yo’ self!
If you can time manage better than me, feel free to let this sit for a few hours, or even overnight. But if you are pressed for time, do not fret. This was delicious after 15 minutes of marinating!
I hope you enjoy these grilled lemon-herb pork chops!
Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed and diced
- Sprinkle Sea or Himalayan salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano **plus any fresh herbs you might have. I used a teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley and basil from the garden. No fresh herbs? Oregano alone is just fine!
- Mix zest of 1/2 lemon, lemon juice from full lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and herbs together for the marinade.
- Pour over pork chops and marinade in fridge for 15-20 minutes. Or hours.
- Grill over medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.
- Enjoy with a salad or veggies!
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