Zesty grilled pork chops

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5 min


2 to 4 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 8 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves , or 2 tsp dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 3 large garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp chili-garlic sauce , optional
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 bone-in pork chops , at least 1/2-in. thick
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro , or parsley
  • orange zest , from 1 orange


  • Lightly oil grill and preheat barbecue to medium-high. In a large bowl, stir olive oil with rosemary, garlic, orange juice concentrate, chili-garlic sauce, if using, and salt. Place pork in a bowl. Spread or rub mixture all over meat. Grill right away or refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Grill pork with lid closed until meat feels firm, from 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on thickness of chops. Meanwhile, stir coriander with orange peel, if using. Remove pork from grill and sprinkle each chop with coriander mixture. These chops go well with baked potato wedges and zucchini slices prepared on the grill or green beans and baked squash slices.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 304,
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1.2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 506 mg.

Fresh rosemary stirred into orange juice concentrate makes a terrific-tasting coating for pork chops. This recipe works beautifully for a last-minute barbecue dinner.