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Yes, you can prepare the perfect pork chop in minutes — indoors or outside on the grill — with this Country Pride Pork Chop Marinade!

An easy pork chop marinade is the perfect way to serve pork for dinner!

Y’all, let’s not forget about “the other white meat!” Pork is a big part of Virginia culture, and over the years I’ve played with many different ways of preparing this delicious meat.

While we love a lean pork tenderloin or a juicy pork shoulder for barbecue, the classic pork chop is tough to beat!

Grilled pork chops in the best pork chop marinade!

This pork chop marinade is a great option to turn to when you need a quick way to prepare your chops with just a few staples that you already have on hand. No last-minute grocery store runs!

Plus, it’s so easy that even a preschooler can whisk it together in about 2 minutes!

Whisking together an easy pork chop marinade!

The pork chop marinade is full of rich, sweet and savory flavors, thanks to the combination of soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, garlic, seasoned salt, and green onions. So much goodness!

How long should I marinate pork chops?

Here’s the good news: your meat will benefit from just 1 hour of marinating; however, if you like to prep ahead, you can let the pork chops sit in your refrigerator soaking up the flavor for up to 24 hours! That means that you can walk in the door at the end of a busy day and just throw the pork chops in a skillet (or on the grill) and have dinner served in about 10 minutes!

Tip: I have been known to double the recipe to make an extra batch of pork chop marinade. That way I can combine extra pork chops with the extra marinade in a Ziploc freezer bag and stash the raw pork chops (with the marinade) in the freezer for a later meal. When you’re ready to enjoy them, just thaw the pork chops (still in the bag with the marinade) in the refrigerator overnight. Ta-da! An instant easy weeknight dinner! That’s the kind of meal prep that I can handle…

This pork chop marinade yields perfectly tender and juicy pork chops every time!

You also might be wondering…

How do I cook pork chops?

Again, I’ve got good news! I’ve included cooking instructions for an outdoor grill (our favorite), as well as an indoor grill pan or just a plain ole’ cast iron skillet (also delicious).

Pick the cooking method that suits your schedule best. I guarantee, this pork chop marinade will transform your humble pork chops into a tender, juicy and decadent meal in just 10 minutes.

A pork chop marinade that's perfect for grilled pork chops or pork chops in a skillet!

Pork chops are the pride of the Virginia countryside, and we’re so excited to share an easy preparation method with you so that you can enjoy them at home as well! Just add some biscuits on the side and your family will be in heaven…

Tender and juicy meat from a delicious pork chop marinade!

Looking for other easy pork chop recipes? Try these:

Country Pride Pork Chop Marinade

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total: 12 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 213.6 kcal
Yes, you can prepare the perfect pork chop in minutes -- indoors or outside on the grill -- with this Country Pride Pork Chop Marinade!

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 4 bone-in pork chops about 4 ounces each

Instructions

  • In a large measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, garlic, seasoned salt, salt, and green onions.
  • Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a re-sealable plastic bag with the marinade. Let rest on the counter for 1 hour, OR refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and discard marinade.
  • Place pork chops on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. If you don’t have a grill or a grill pan, you can cook the chops in a large skillet the same way.

Notes

Cooking Just for Two? Cut all of the ingredients in half to prepare less marinade for just 2 pork chops. The rest of the cooking instructions remain the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 14-ounce pork chop with 1 T marinadeCalories: 213.6kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 24.5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 489.6mgPotassium: 15.3mgSugar: 3.4g
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Blair Lonergan

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  1. I love when a marinade uses ingredients I already have! I bet it would be great on chicken too!

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds real good. I love pork in a marinade. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

  3. 4 stars
    I use most of the same mixture, but I add Sirracha sauce to the marinade and the juice of two limes.