Basil-Garlic Grilled Pork Chops Recipe -
Basil-Garlic Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
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Basil-Garlic Grilled Pork Chops

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"I was tired of the same old chops, and decided to try something new... WOW! These chops are fantastic!! They are great for casual entertaining or family dinner. With the fresh basil and grated garlic, the flavor is very refreshing! Everyone will love these!"

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Original recipe makes 4 pork chops Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. Toss the pork chops with the lime juice in a bowl until evenly covered. Toss with garlic and basil. Season the chops to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Cook the pork chops on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2011

FANTASTIC! I just made this for dinner tonight, and wow was it tasty! I like a little extra lime flavor, so I juiced 2 limes instead of one. I mixed the lime juice, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper together all at once, then put them in a ziplock type freezer bag. I trimmed the pork, then added it to the marinade. I let it marinade for about 5-6 hours. What a tasty dinner! Thank you for posting it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 11, 2011

Basil Garlic Pork Chop Haiku: "Not my favorite. I'd have preferred cilantro, over the basil." I followed the recipe exactly, (marinated for about 4 hrs.) and wasn't blown away by the grilled results. I noticed that several of the reviewers said that they replaced the lime juice w/ lemon, which, maybe it something that I would've liked better. (Either that, or swapping basil for cilantro.) But as the recipe's written, I just didn't feel that the lime jived w/ the basil for my tastebuds.

Jul 09, 2011

My daughter and I made these the other night. We added 1/4 C of oil and let them marinate for two days. They were delicious!!!

Aug 21, 2011

I can't wait to try this since we grill pork chops a lot. The one thing I can add is that I never grill chops over direct heat. It can make them tough. I always turn on the gas grill and heat it up but when I put the chops on the grill I turn off the burners on the side where I place the meat. Just keep the lid closed and the internal temp will cook the chops without making the meat dry or tough. It will take a bit longer but it's well worth the wait.

Jul 08, 2011

Made this recipe for dinner last night and it was really good. I didn't have a lime so I used a lemon and it was still the acidity that was needed. I grilled on gas BBQ and my husband loved it. He doesn't usually like basil but I went for it and he really liked it. Yeah! A new staple for my household. Thank you!

Aug 15, 2011

Wow! This was great. Had a lemon, so I used that instead of the lime. Marinated three hours in a ziplock bag. I turned the bag every half an hour or so. My family just kept moaning while they ate! Maybe next time I will use a lime. Maybe I'll try this marinade with chicken breasts.

Jul 13, 2011

I had my doubts as I was putting it together but it was DELICIOUS. Thank you for a 5-star keeper.

Aug 11, 2011

I marinated overnight and really enjoyed this, although it's difficult to keep the pork from getting a little tough. I wasn't sure about basil with pork, but was pleasantly surprised.


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  • Calories
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 50.4 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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