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Smoky Grilled Pork Chops

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A quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, these smoky grilled pork chops are ready in just 15 minutes! 

Smoky Grilled Pork Chops

Grilling season is one of my favorite times of year because it makes healthy cooking so dang easy! 

Grilling Pork Chops

Boneless grilled pork chops is one of our go-to dinner recipes because they are such an affordable, lean source of protein.

Grilled Pork Chops Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe

The key with any lean cut of meat is to add as much flavor with a spice rub or marinade. For these juicy grilled pork chops I create a simple spice rub made with smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder and brown sugar.

Liz Grilling Pork Chops

As the pork grills, the sugar caramelizes created a sweet crust that pairs perfectly with the smoky, salty, spicy flavors of the rub.

Smoky Grilled Pork Chops Recpe

Serve with grilled veggies and dinner is done. Leftovers taste delicious over a salad or in a sandwich.

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Grilled Pork Chops Healthy Dinner Recipe

Smoky Grilled Pork Chops

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A quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, these smoky grilled pork chops are ready in just 15 minutes! 
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 15 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
TOTAL: 25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 pork chops (boneless)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (or black pepper)


  • Pre-heat grill over high heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the spice rub: smoked paprika through cayenne. Rub mixture onto both sides of the pork chops. 
  • Grill pork for 7-9 minutes per side, turning once, or until internal temperature reaches 140 degrees or higher. Total cooking time will vary based on thickness of chops.
  • Let chops rest at least 5 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1pork chopCalories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 29gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 942mgPotassium: 590mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 985IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 2.1mg

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Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Thanks for the recipe. The quantity of dry rub was a little too much for the 9 pork chops I cooked. I don’t know if I did something wrong but the rub caked the chops too. I’ll try using less next time, the flavor was good!

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