Grilled Orange-Citrus Marinated Keto Pork Chops

These grilled pork chops are tender and juicy without the normal sugar and carbs that accompany other marinades!
[Adapted from Keto BBQ by Faith Gorsky and Lara Clevenger, MSH, RDN, CPT. Copyright © 2021 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photography © James Stefiuk. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.]
Serves 4 One Serving: 1/4 of a 4 serving recipe

Ingredients List

  • 4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Tbsp fresh orange zest
  • 2 (8-ounce) center-cut pork chops (at least 1" thick)
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  • In a large zip-top bag, mix together the lemon juice, oil, water, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, and orange zest. Add the pork chops, squeeze the air out of the bag, then seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1½ hours. Using a clean paper towel, pat dry the pork chops dry (do not wash off the marinade).
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high. Turn the burners down to medium if using a gas grill. Add the chops and cook covered 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • Uncover and cook, flipping occasionally, another until the meat’s internal temperature reaches at least 145°F, 4 to 5 minutes depending on thickness of pork chops and if they’re bone-in or boneless. Remove from the heat and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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1 review

  1. 5 stars
    The marinade was delicious and the pork was not dry. Keeper!

    • So glad you enjoyed the recipe. Please try others.


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