Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops

Total Time
4hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs

The marinade in this recipe not only makes chops sear beautifully but also provides enticing sweet-sour balance. The chops have to marinate at least 4 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim fat from chops.
  2. Place chops in resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
  3. For marinade: In small bowl, combine honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, mint, oil, salt and cayenne pepper.
  4. Pour over chops.
  5. Seal bag; turn to coat chops.
  6. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  7. Drain chops, discarding marinade.
  8. For a charcoal grill, place chops on the grill rack directly over medium coals.
  9. Grill, uncovered, for 11-13 minutes or until chops are slightly pink in center and juices run clear, turning once halfway through grilling.
  10. For a gas grill, preheat grill, reduce heat to medium.
  11. Place chops on grill rack over heat.
  12. Cover and grill as above.
Most Helpful

LOVED IT! Lainey, this were to-die-for! I absolutely loved the taste of the marinade. Thank you for posting a keeper. Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

puppitypup May 20, 2012

wonderful, I have used a marinade similar to this in the past, the honey is a must for best tenderizing, these turned out moist an flavorful, great recipe thanks for sharing Lainey!

Kittencal@recipezazz October 01, 2008

My chops sat in the marinade for two days, and they were so delicious! They were moist, tender, and flavorful. I didn't have any mint, so that ingredient was left out, but the honey, lemon, and cayenne were just perfect. I served these with white rice and veggies.

Daniel'sWife August 24, 2008