Pork Chops with Dill Pickle Marinade Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pork Chops with Dill Pickle Marinade Recipe
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Pork Chops with Dill Pickle Marinade

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"Marinate center cut pork chops in the pickling liquid of store bought dill pickles - sounds strange, but it's a winner!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    16 mins

    8 hrs 21 mins


  1. Arrange pork chops in a shallow dish. Cover with pickle juice. Marinate in refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Drain, and discard marinade. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until meat is no longer pink.
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  • Note
  • You can also cook these under the broiler, or on an indoor grill.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

VERY GOOD! Our family loves pork chops and I must say these have been the most tender and tasty chops I have ever had on the grill. The pickle juice marinade gives it a unique taste and were they were enjoyed by all.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2004

I'll try a lot of things once, this will be one of them. Tasted like Pickles.


79 Ratings

Apr 08, 2006

Absolutely scrumptious! My friends couldn't guess what our pork ribs were marinated in! I grilled them, but didn't use any other kind of sauce on them. Didn't turn green, as one reviewer said...rofl. I, too, used Clausen's dill juice, which I'm not above drinking right out of the jar! Highly recommend whether one likes pickles or not.

Mar 23, 2009

I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for innovative thinking and surprisingly good results. I still think it needs a little black pepper, maybe some chili flakes - but I'm not going to harp on it. The whole time this was marinating I thought I may have finally gone too far left in the weird recipe category and would end up tossing 4 pounds of pork loin, but we were ALL very impressed with the finished product. Afer thawing and marinating in the pickle juice (I also used some pepperoncini juice - same diff - as I ran low on pickle juice) for about 20 hours, and cooking on the indoor grill for about 7 minutes total, this pork was super-tender, flavorful, delicious. And not nearly as pickle-in-yer-face as I thought it was going to be. I have a little leftover that I'm going to make cold pork sandwiches with on french rolls. Little mayo and black pepper (possibly a pickle or 2) and I will be in business. Thanks for the recipe!!

Mar 01, 2011

Wasn't quite sure what to expect but I thought I might give it a whirl and am I glad I did. I used claussen's Kosher dill brine for the marinade. I checked the reviews and some said the chops tasted like a dill pickle. Well I suppose so with a hamburger dill brine. I found the claussen's to be milder and flavorful without over powering the pork chops. I grilled my chops and they came out juicy and tender. Will definitely make this again.

Jun 19, 2005

I was looking for chicken marinades and saw this. I tried this with chicken breasts. It was so yummy. I will definitely try again and also try with pork chops. We always have pickle juice- Claussen. We love pickles!

Apr 17, 2005

Who would have thought, pickle juice. This was awesome! I only marinated for a couple of hours, but it still had the best flavor, and very tender. If you're like my husband and only like pork chops a little, you have to try this (even if you don't like pickles). It's a whole new experience! Can't wait to try this with other types of meat. The secret is out, thanks for sharing Karen!

Feb 25, 2009

I really liked these! I marinated them in the pickle juice (didn't measure, just dumped to cover the meat) all day and then grilled for a yummy easy dinner! These had a great dill taste, kind like a Dill Pickle Potato Chip. But w/pork. And not crunchy. Good stuff!


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