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Orange Ginger Pork Chops

Orange Ginger Pork Chops are bursting with delicious flavors that will have you saying good-bye to dry, boring pork chops. A quick and easy dinner to add to the grilling menu this week.

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The homemade orange and ginger sauce is so simple to make. We used half to marinate the pork chops and the other half for serving and it was lick the plate delicious.

Orange Ginger Pork Chops with parsley garnish on a platter

Ingredients for Orange Ginger Pork Chops:

  • Pork Chops
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Orange Juice
  • Ground Ginger
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Green Chile Powder or Red Chile Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Ground Red Chile Flakes

grilling pork chops

How to Grill Orange Ginger Pork Chops:

pan with orange juice, marmalade and spices to make a sauce

  • Prepare the orange ginger sauce by placing orange marmalade and orange juice in a saucepan.
  • Add ground ginger, garlic, chile powder, thyme, salt, pepper, and red pepper. 

pan of orange ginger marinade

  • Whisk together and cook over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower to simmer, cooking another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.

2 jars of orange ginger marinade/sauce

  • Pour into 2 small jars and cool to room temperature.

marinade in a zip top bag

  • Pour 1 jar of sauce into a zip top bag and place pork chops into marinade. Close the top, squeezing out air.

Marinating pork chops in a baggie

  • Turn baggie over and over spreading the marinade all over the pork chops.
  • Marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour or overnight if you prefer.
  • Heat grill to about 350°. Hickory or pecan will add delicious smoke flavor.

marinated pork chops on a grill

  • Remove pork chops from marinade and place over indirect heat.  Discard marinade.
  • Close the grill and cook about 5- 7 minutes.

pork chops on a grill

  • Turn pork chops and continue cooking with the grill closed about 8 – 10 minutes. Cook until internal temperature of pork chops reaches about 140° using a digital meat thermometer.

grilled pork chops on grill

  • Total cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pork chops. If you are using bone-in pork chops, cooking time will increase 5- 10 minutes.

 

sheet pan with grilled pork chops

  • Remove pork chops from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes, tented with foil before serving.

 

pork chop on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli

  • Serve pork chops with additional sauce.

 We often double up when we are grilling to make extra for lunches or to serve later in the week. This recipe is perfect for entertaining guests. 

How to Store and Reheat:

Store leftover pork chops in a zip top baggie or airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Slice pork chops to reheat quickly in a skillet with additional sauce over medium heat. Stir to heat through evenly.

Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

platter of pork chops

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pork chop on a plate with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Get the whole family racing to the dinner table when you grill orange ginger pork chops for dinner. The flavor combination is unforgettable.

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Platter of grilled pork chops with parsley garnish
Yield: 8 pork chops

Orange Ginger Pork Chops

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Orange Ginger Pork Chops are bursting with delicious flavors. A family favorite dinner recipe.

Ingredients

for the orange ginger sauce:

  • 18 ounces orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons green chile powder (or red)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red chile flakes
  • 8 pork chops

Instructions

  1. Add orange marmalade to a saucepan with orange juice with brown sugar, ground ginger, garlic, chile powder, thyme, salt, pepper and red pepper.
  2. Whisk mixture together and cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil, whisking often. Lower to simmer, cook 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour into two small jars and cool to room temperature.
  5. Using a gallon zip top bag, pour one jar of sauce into bag.
  6. Place pork chops into marinade, squeeze the air out of the bag and seal.
  7. Turn bag over several times coating pork chops with marinade.
  8. Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour or overnight.
  9. Prepare a grill fire to about 350°. Hickory or pecan chunks will add great smoke flavor.
  10. Remove pork chops from marinade and place over indirect fire. Cook with the grill closed for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  11. Flip pork chops and continue to cook another 8 - 10 minutes until pork chops reach and internal temperature of 140° with a digital thermometer.
  12. Remove to a platter, cover loosely with foil and rest 10 minutes before serving with remaining sauce.

Notes

Recipe can be halved if desired.u

Store leftover pork chops in refrigerator in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Sauce can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 months in an airtight container or mason jar.

Slice pork chops to reheat with sauce in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 41g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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