Lemon-Tarragon Grilled Pork Chops

Total Time
4hrs 6mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 6 mins

I found this recipe in the Cooking Light Summer issue. It was wonderful. My DH, who isn't a big pork eater, even like them. Hope you enjoy. I just had to share with my recipezaar family. Preparation time includes marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, sugar, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk until sugar and salt dissolve. Pour water mixture into a large zip-lock plastice bag. Add the tarragon, lemon rind and juice. Add the pork chops to bag and marinate in refrigerator for 2-4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Prepare the grill about 20 minutes before taking pork out of refrigerator.
  3. Spray grill with non-stick olive oil cooking spray.
  4. Remove pork chops from bag and discard the remaining marinade. Sprinkle evenly with pepper.
  5. Place pork on grill and grill for 3 minutes on each side until desired degree of doneness.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are very good pork chops that have a nice lemon flavor with a hint of licorice. I put the water, sugar, and kosher salt in a zipper bag and shook vigorously. Added the remaining ingredients and marinated for about 3 1/2 hours. Forgot to tell DH to add the pepper before grilling but didnt miss it. Will make these again! Made and reviewed for the Game Forum's - Please Review My Recipe Game.

5 5

We love this recipe, too! And make it frequently. The pork always comes out moist and savory.

5 5

This was wonderful! My husband was quite uncertain because I never grill pork chops, always make them the same old way in the electric fry pan (which is delicious but is definitely a "winter recipe"). This marinade made the pork so moist & delicious! I did marinade it longer (6 or 7 hours) because I did it in the morning before I got started with my day - and it worked just fine! I will include this in my regular summer recipe collection! thanks!