Grilled Boneless Pork Chops Tender & Juicy

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February 22, 2023
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Grilled boneless pork chops are on our menu at least 2-3 times a week during grilling season. The key to them being tender and juicy every time is grilling them at the right temperature and with the simplest of seasonings. Plus, I don’t buy my thick cut pork loin chops already cut from the store. Scroll down to learn how to cut your own and save a TON of money!

How to grill boneless pork chops
Grilled boneless pork chops on a cutting board

How to Season Pork Chops for the Grill

Yes, you can use a million different types of seasoning for pork chops on the grill, but I like my grilled boneless pork chops the same way I like my handmade, juicy burgers: simply with a generous amount of kosher salt. We all have iodized salt in our cabinets because it is the cheapest at the store, but that doesn’t mean it is the best salt for cooking. Not only does the addition of iodine alter the flavors of whatever you add it to, but its tiny crystal size makes it dissolve too quickly, leading to over-salting. If you remember only one point from this post, let it be this: everything you cook and bake will taste better if you use kosher salt instead of iodized salt!

one thick cut pork chop backlit

Why Are my Pork Chops Dry?

The answer is quite simple: you overcooked them. We are so afraid of food poisoning that we cook the crap out of our proteins, resulting in dry, tough meats. Even though pork is a white meat, it should still have a hint of pink on the inside when it is finished. Grill them until they are 145 – 150 degrees and then let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing. You will fall in love with pork chops all over again! Also, be sure that you don’t cut into your chops too soon. They need time to rest after they are done: at least 5 minutes.

up close sliced grilled loin chop with juices on a cutting board

Why You Should Cut Your Own Pork Chops at Home?

Did you know you can save $2 per pound if you cut your own chops? For a 5 pound package of chops, that is a $10 savings for something that will take you less than 2 minutes to do yourself. Next time you want some thick cut chops, grab a pork loin roast at the store and cut it into 1 – 1 1/2″ slices. Done!

Overhead shot of grilled boneless pork chops

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How to grill boneless pork chops

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops Recipe

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Only two simple ingredients for the absolutely perfect grilled pork chop every time!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 chops 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4 pound boneless pork loin roast
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Cut pork loin into 1 – 1 1/2 inch chops then sprinkle salt on both sides of the chops.
  3. Grill the pork chops for 5-7 minutes per side, until they reach an internal temperature of 145 – 150 degrees. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

Do not overcook your chops or they will be dry! You want them with a hint of pink on the inside.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8 oz
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 450 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 mg
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 110 mg

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Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

2 comments

Marie
4 years ago

Wow! This was so easy and I can’t believe how amazing the end result was with just kosher salt. Thanks for teaching me how to grill pork right 🙂

Carole
4 years ago

Thanks so much Marie for coming back and leaving your review! It makes such a difference

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