Citrus-Grilled Pork Chops

Citrus-Grilled Pork Chops
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Chill 6 hrs Grill 12 mins


  • 4 limes
  • 2 oranges
  • 5 cloves cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 thick-cut bone-in pork chops (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lime Butter (recipe follows)

Make It

1. Zest limes for about 1/3 cup zest. Juice limes for a total of 1/2 cup. Zest enough of an orange to measure 2 tablespoons zest, then juice oranges for a total of 1/2 cup.

2. In a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass dish, mix together lime zest and juice, orange zest and juice, garlic, canola oil, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Add pork chops and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

3. Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Remove pork from marinade and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper.

4. Grill pork chops for about 12 minutes, turning halfway through, or until internal temperature registers 155 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Serve with a thin slice of Lime Butter and grilled corn.

Lime Butter


  • 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chieves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Make It

1. Add butter, chives, parsley, dill, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Whirl until smooth. Scrape the blended butter mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 342, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 143, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 3, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 48, sodium (mg): 500, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.