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Orange Teriyaki Pork Chops

An orange teriyaki marinade with a spice rub creates extremely juicy and tasty grilled pork chops. These are ready in less than 30 minutes
Course grilling
Cuisine Grilling
Keyword summer grilling
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 pork chops
Calories 287kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops, bone-in or boneless, approx 1 1/2 inches see note 1

orange teriyaki marinade

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Spice Rub

Instructions

Prepare Orange Teriyaki Marinade

  • Warm a saucepan, over medium heat, add olive oil. Add the onions and garlic, and ginger until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice, teriyaki sauce, honey, and pepper. Stir about a minute to melt the honey. Remove from heat
  • Let cool slightly, add the orange teriyaki mixture, or use an emulsion blender. Blend ingredients until smooth. (See note 2)
  • Divide sauce in half. Place first half of sauce in plastic storage bag with pork chops to marinate, at least 30 minutes to overnight. 
  • The second half of teriyaki sauce can be divided and half used to brush on pork while it is grilled. Serve remaining sauce with pork at the meal as a side sauce.
  • Preheat grill. Remove pork from marinade. Discard marinade. Sprinkle pork chops with Wimpy's spice rub.
  • Place the spice-rubbed pork chops on heated grill for about 4 minutes and turn pork chops. Grill temperature should be 400 degrees. 
  • Mop 1/2 reserved orange teriyaki sauce on the pork chops and grill until cooked through.
  • Grill about 4 minutes total, flip pork chops grill another 4 minutes. The internal temperature of pork should be 145 degrees. Let pork rest about 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with remaining orange teriyaki sauce.

Notes

Note 1: Pork Chops can be bone-in or boneless, to ensure pork does not dry out, use cutlets about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Note 2: I blend my marinade because I use it as a sauce while grilling and a dipping sauce. If in a rush, I have skipped the blending step.  Also, if using a blender to combine ingredients, be sure to use a cloth to hold down the blender top. Hot liquids need caution when blending. 
Note 3: The teriyaki marinade and fresh pork chops can be frozen in freezer bags prior to grilling. As the pork defrosts, they marinate in the orange teriyaki sauce.  The pork/marinade can be frozen up to 3 months. 
Note 4: If Wimpy Pork Rub is unavailable, feel free to use another favorite or combine: 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg