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Honey Chipotle Pork Chops

Honey Chipotle Pork Chops are a weeknight favorite that can be on the dinner table in about 30 minutes. Grilled pork chops glazed with a delicious honey chipotle bbq sauce.

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Pork chops on a grill.

If you are craving something new and delicious to try on the grill this week, make these Honey Chipotle Pork Chops. They are guaranteed to satisfy.

Why You Should Make Grilled Honey Chipotle Pork Chops

  • Quick and Easy Dinner: Pork chops are quick and easy to grill and the honey chipotle glaze takes the smoky pork to a new level of deliciousness.
  • Family Friendly: Grilled pork chops are one of those meals that everyone can agree on.
  • Budget Friendly Dinner: We like to buy a whole pork loin when they are on sale and slice our own pork chops. This way we can make nice, thick cut pork chops that are filling and don’t dry out on the grill.

Ingredients for Honey Chipotle Pork Chops Recipe

  • Thick Cut Pork Chops – we are using center cut loin chops but bone-in pork chops work too.
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Granulated Garlic

Honey Chipotle Sauce Ingredients

  • Salted Butter – use unsalted butter if that is what you have on hand.
  • Honey – Local honey is best if you have it.
  • Ground Chipotle – Ancho chili powder works great too.
  • Chili Powder
  • Smoked Paprika

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Step-By-Step Directions for Grilled Pork Chops

Raw pork chops seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic.
  1. Start the Grill: Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory, pecan or oak chunks for smoke flavor.
  2. Prep the Pork Chops: Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic on both sides.
Collage making honey chipotle sauce with butter.
  1. Make the Sauce: Melt butter in a small pan. Remove from heat and stir in honey, chipotle, chili powder and smoked paprika.
Grilling pork chops - fire flaming.
  1. Grilling: Grill the pork chops over direct fire for 1-2 minutes to sear.
Brushing sauce over pork chops on a grill.
  1. Flip the pork chops and close the grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Grill with 5 pork chops.
  1. Brush with honey chipotle sauce, flip the pork chops, brushing the other side with sauce.
Honey chipotle grilled pork chops.
  1. Close the grill and continue to cook until pork chops reach 145° using a digital meat thermometer.
Platter with 5 grilled pork chops with honey chipotle sauce.
  1. Serving: Remove from the grill and rest 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle more sauce over pork chops if desired.
Plate with sliced pork chop, potatoes.

Recipe Notes for Honey Chipotle BBQ Pork Chops

  • Make it Spicy: These pork chops are mildly spicy, if you want a real spicy kick, add cayenne pepper to the sauce or chili flakes.
  • Leftover Pork Chops: Store leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Leftover Sauce: Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • Reheat: Slice pork chops and reheat in a skillet coated lightly with olive oil over medium-high heat. Drizzle with sauce if desired.

Best Side Dishes for Grilled Pork Chops

We love to serve grilled pork chops with Grilled Potato Wedges, Smoked Mac and Cheese and Grilled Creamed Corn.

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  • Jalapeño Popper Pork Chops are extraordinarily delicious. Pork chops stuffed with a cheese and jalapeño filling, wrapped and bacon and grilled to perfection.
  • Peach BBQ Pork Chops will get you out of a dinner rut and is a flavorful meal on the grill with a sweet and savory sauce.

Add these Honey Chipotle Pork Chops to your dinner menu this week for a flavorful meal that is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Sliced pork chop with potatoes on a plate.

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Grilled pork chops on the grill.
Yield: 5 Servings

Honey Chipotle Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Honey Chipotle Pork Chops are a weeknight favorite that can be on the dinner table in about 30 minutes. Grilled pork chops glazed with a delicious honey chipotle bbq sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 center cut pork chops - thick cut
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic

Honey Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground chipotle or ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 350° using hickory, pecan or oak chunks for smoke flavor.
  2. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic on both sides.
  3. Melt butter in a small pan. Remove from heat and stir in honey, chipotle, chili powder and smoked paprika.
  4. Grill the pork chops over direct fire for 1-2 minutes to sear.
  5. Flip the pork chops and close the grill. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Brush with honey chipotle sauce, flip the pork chops, brushing the other side with sauce.
  7. Close the grill and continue to cook until pork chops reach 145° using a digital meat thermometer.
  8. Remove from the grill and rest 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle more sauce over pork chops if desired.

Notes

  • Make it Spicy: These pork chops are mildly spicy, if you want a real spicy kick, add cayenne pepper to the sauce or chili flakes.
  • Leftover Pork Chops: Store leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Leftover Sauce: Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • Reheat: Slice pork chops and reheat in a skillet coated lightly with olive oil over medium-high heat. Drizzle with sauce if desired.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    5

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 713mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 41g

    Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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