Best Pork Chop Marinade

Nothing is better than a juicy pork chop that has been marinated in a delicious homemade sauce.

Making your own pork chop marinade couldn’t be easier.

I never could find a good pork chop sauce that I really liked, so I decided to make my own marinade.

It took a while to come up with the best combination of spices but I think I found the right mix.

This recipe uses the right amount of ingredients to bring out the flavor in the pork chops.

Today I will be walking you through the steps needed to make this easy pork chop marinade.

pork chop marinade in plastic zipped lock bag

This marinade is:

  • Easy To Make
  • Full of flavors
  • Perfect for pork chops

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this marinade recipe. You will need soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, black pepper, parsley flakes, cilantro flakes, olive oil, and lemon juice.

How Long Does It Take To Make

This marinade takes about 5 minutes to make.

How Long To Marinate For

You should marinate the pork chops for a minimum of 2 hours. I like to marinate my pork chops overnight. It brings out the flavor the longer you let them marinate.

pork chops in a bowl with a marinade sauce

Storing Instructions

The marinade can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can You Freeze The Marinade

Yes, you can freeze the marinade for up to 2 months.

How Do I Know When The Pork Chops Are Cooked

The best way to check when pork chops are done is to use a thermometer.

Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork chop.

The USDA recommends that pork chops be cooked to 145 F. You should let the pork chops rest for at least 3 minutes before cutting into them.

marinade in a bowl

How To Make Homemade Pork Chop Marinade

  • The first thing you need to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close by.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, black pepper, parsley flakes, cilantro flakes, olive oil, and lemon juice.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Place the pork chops in a bowl or plastic zip-lock gallon bag.
  • Pour the marinade over them.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  • If you use plastic bags, I like to flip the pork chops occasionally to get the flavors in there.
  • You can do the same thing if you use a bowl, stir the pork chops around once in a while.

Cooking Pork Chops On The Stovetop

To cook pork chops on the stove you need to:

  • Heat a pan on medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add the pork chops to it.
  • Cook on one side without moving until they are browned, This will take about 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the pork chops.
  • Flip them over and continue cooking on the other side until done.
  • Remove them when done cooking and let them rest for 3-10 minutes.

Tips

  • Marinate the pork chops for a minimum of 2 hours. The longer you marinate the better as this will enhance the flavors.
  • After removing the pork chops from the refrigerator after marinating them. Let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Also, let the pork chops rest for 3-10 minutes before cutting into them.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check when your pork chops are done cooking. You don’t want to overcook or undercook the pork chops.
pork chop on a plate

What To Serve With Pork Chops

Sides that go well with pork chops are baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, fried apples, rice, french onion soup, green salads, creamed spinach, sauteed mushrooms, asparagus, brussels sprouts, sauteed broccoli, roasted carrots, cauliflower, roasted veggies, and dinner rolls.

Pork Chop Marinade

Make your own homemade marinade. This pork chop marinade is easy to make and full of delicious flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Marinating Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Chop Marinade
Servings: 1
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Parsley Flakes
  • 2 Teaspoons Cilantro Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • The first thing you need to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close by.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, black pepper, parsley flakes, cilantro flakes, olive oil, and lemon juice.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Place the pork chops in a bowl or plastic zip-lock gallon bag.
  • Pour the marinade over them.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  • If you use plastic bags, I like to flip the pork chops occasionally to get the flavors in there
  • You can do the same thing if you use a bowl, stir the pork chops around once in a while.

Notes

  • Marinate the pork chops for a minimum of 2 hours. The longer you marinate the better as this will enhance the flavors.
  • After removing the pork chops from the refrigerator after marinating them. Let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Also, let the pork chops rest for 3- 10 minutes before cutting into them.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check when your pork chops are done cooking. You don’t want to overcook or undercook the pork chops.

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