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Marinated Spicy Pork Chops


"This is an easy and delicious recipe for marinating pork chops, steaks, or chicken. The marinade is prepared in minutes, and the meat can marinate in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. For a quick dinner, I prepare the marinade in the morning before work then throw them on the grill when I get home."
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6 h 30 m servings 180 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1423 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a large resealable bag, mix together the soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, chili sauce, and garlic powder.. Place the pork chops into the bag, carefully seal the bag, and marinate for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Turn the bag over about halfway through.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Arrange pork chops on the lightly oiled grate, and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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My family really enjoyed the flavor of this recipe. I made a few changes though, I used 1 1/2 T of chili sauce, one teaspoon of minced garlic and added 2 t of dijon mustard. I cut down on the so...

Most helpful critical review

you know i cook with all the ingredients all the time and its a winning combo. In this case it was not. i don;t know why this dish just was not appealing to my taste buds at all. sorry.

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My family really enjoyed the flavor of this recipe. I made a few changes though, I used 1 1/2 T of chili sauce, one teaspoon of minced garlic and added 2 t of dijon mustard. I cut down on the so...

This had a great flavor although I tweaked the recipe a little bit. I used fresh minced garlic instead of powder and split the amount needed for soy sauce, half soy sauce half worcestershire sau...

These pork chops are pretty good, but I think a lot of people might be confused with this recipe... I read through the reviews and most complained of them not being "spicy", but they used the c...

My family loved this Chops recipe. I didn't have chili sauce so I used chili powder instead. It wasn't very spicy, my toddlers were able to eat them. We are making these for dinner this weekend ...

I've used this recipe for several years. It's my family's favorite for Pork Chops. The only difference is the recipe I use calls for 1/4 cup soy instead of 3/4 cup. Everything else is exactly...

I have been using this recipe for several years and we never get tired of it! I do use minced garlic, use lite La Choy soy sauce,and I double the marinade recipe. I also use a charcol grill, pla...

AWESOME!! I marinated them for 24 hours, but followed recipe exact except a lil' extra chili sauce! Pan fried them with a little cooking spray and they were DELICIOUS! I actually have round 2 ma...

I didn't have fresh lemon juice so I used bottled lemon juice and I had boneless chops, so it was little different than the picture, I let them marinate for about 7 hours and then my husband gri...

Everyone said they were the best pork chops they've ever tasted!!! Used chilli powder instead less than 1 tbsp. and bottled lemon juice and only marinated for an hour. Will cook many more times...