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Grilled pork chops on a white platter with a side of gold bbq sauce.

Marinated Pork Chops (Grilled or Baked)

Juicy bone-in pork chops in an easy-to-make sweet and smoky bourbon marinade. If you don't have a grill, baking instructions are provided.
5 from 1 vote
Author Kori
Prep Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Pork Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 536 kcal


Pork Chop Marinade

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (a sugar free substitute may also be used such as brown allulose)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free tamar or coconut aminos may also be used)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (or, 2 tablespoons soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons chives (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt (save 1 teaspoons for grilling)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (save ½ teaspoon for grilling)

Pork Chops

  • 4 bone-in pork chops 1" thick (approx 2 to 2.25 pounds)



  • Add marinade ingredients (set aside 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper) to a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Place pork chops in a shallow dish or a plastic bag. Pour marinade over the top, seal, then refrigerate.
  • Remove pork chops from the refrigerator about 20 to 30 minutes prior to cooking.

To Grill Pork Chops

  • Grease grill grates. Preheat grill to medium-high (350 to 400° F).
  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Place chop on the grill (grease the grates if needed) and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until their internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  • Remove pork chops from the grill, cover with foil, and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

To Bake Pork Chops

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Place pork chops on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. F.


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  • TOP TIPS: Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours. Use an instant-read thermometer to determine doneness.
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Delicious served with Carolina Gold BBQ SaucePeach BBQ Sauce, or topped with Mango Peach Salsa.


Calories: 536kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 29gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1399mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

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