Don’t you love a good Grilled Pork Chop? Getting it perfect is all in the timing (plus a good thermometer).
Making a Grilled Pork Chop is an easy task even if you aren’t a talented grill master.
When we eat Grilled Pork Chops, I prefer thick-cut chops because they stay juicier and it’s not as easy to mess up cooking them. Thin-cut chops can get tough and dry easily, but they do cook much quicker.
Don is the grill master in our home. When I cook Pork Chops, I generally cook them on our indoor grill. The George Foreman Indoor Grill is one of my favorite small kitchen appliances. It is easy to operate, and it only takes 6-7 minutes (total) to cook a pork chop. And I don’t have to know how to turn all the knobs on and light the outdoor grill.
It takes a little longer on the outdoor grill, about 7-10 minutes a side. No matter how you cook it, you should use a meat thermometer to check the temperature on the Pork Chop. You don’t want to eat undercooked pork (it’s not tasty). U.S. government guidelines say pork can be cooked to 145F degrees. Nevertheless, I stick with the old rules and cook it to about 165F degrees. It’s still plenty juicy at that temperature. If you don’t have an instant-read thermometer, just cook the pork chop until it is white all the way through the chop.
Tender, juicy and lip-smacking good, a Grilled Pork Chop can be paired with any combination of veggies and a salad for a complete meal. And, thankfully, this recipe doesn’t include any of the most common food allergens: wheat, milk, soy, eggs, nuts and corn.
What You Need
Obviously, you will need some type of grill. If you get an indoor grill, you can use it all year round. I also suggest you get an instant-read thermometer or a regular meat thermometer (for use with the outdoor grill or in an oven). Do yourself a favor and get the best tools you can afford.
Grilled Pork Chop Recipe
Grilled Pork Chop Recipe
Juicy, flavorful pork!
- 1 thick-cut pork chop (8 ounces)
- salt and pepper to taste
Lightly salt and pepper the pork chop on both sides.
Option 1: Grill Indoors
Grill it on an indoor grill or panini griddle for 6-7 minutes total.
Option 2: Grill Outdoors
Grill it on a medium-heated (350°F) outdoor grill for 7-10 minutes per side.
Check to be sure the internal temperature is between 145°F and 165°F degrees.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF, SF, EF, CF (use sea salt)*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This recipe was originally posted on Recipe Idea Shop Sept. 17, 2015 and updated October 20, 2020.