Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano (Video)
Low-Carb Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano are my idea of a great dinner when the weather gets warm, but you can use a stovetop grill pan and make them any time of year. And these tasty pork chops are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, Paleo, and Whole 30! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
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It’s not hard to tell that I’m a huge fan of grilling, but I first made these Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano when my grill was packed away at my old house during house renovations, and I tried the recipe out on both a Stovetop Grill Pan and a George Foreman Grill, and it was a success with both those methods.
It seems like a lot of people like Greek-inspired recipes, and this recipe has some of the same flavors that have made Very Greek Grilled Chicken such a popular recipe on the site. I used boneless pork sirloin chops when I was cooking these Greek pork chops inside, but when I decided to re-do the photos and cook outside on the grill, I switched to bone-in pork chops. Both types of pork chops were great with this Greek marinade, hope you will try it no matter which cooking method you use!
I trimmed most of the fat from the pork chops; trim as much as you prefer. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Lemon zest, Greek oregano, garlic, and black pepper to make the marinade. Let pork chops marinate in the fridge for 4-8 hours.
Drain marinade and let pork chops come to room temperature while you preheat the grill to medium high. Cook pork chops about 10-12 minutes total, or until an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer shows the pork has reached an internal temperature of at least 145F/62C. (Bone-in pork will take slightly larger to cook.)
And here are a few shots from 2009 when I cooked the boneless pork chops on a Stovetop Grill Pan which is a great option if you don’t have an outdoor grill!
More Tasty Pork for Dinner:
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Slow Cooker Pork Recipes Index Page ~ Slow Cooker from Scratch
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Pork Chops Dijonnaise ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano
Low-Carb Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano make a great dinner on the grill when the weather gets warm.
- 4 pork loin rib chops or boneless pork sirloin chops (My pork chops were about 8 oz. each before trimming.)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest (or use 1/2 tsp. dried lemon peel)
- 2 tsp. dried Greek oregano (You can also use 2 T minced fresh Greek oregano, but I prefer dried herbs in a marinade like this.)
- 2 tsp. minced fresh garlic (or use 1 tsp. dried granulated garlic)
- fresh ground black pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp.)
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Greek oregano, garlic, and black pepper.
- Trim most of the visible fat from pork chops and place in large Ziploc bag or flat glass dish.
- Pour marinade over pork chops and marinate in refrigerator for 4-8 hours, turning a few times if you’re home.
- To cook, remove pork chops from refrigerator and let come to room temperature while you pre-heat gas or charcoal grill, Stovetop Grill Pan, or George Foreman Grill to medium-high heat. (Preheat outdoor grills about 10 minutes. George Foreman grill or stove-top grill pan only needs to be preheated 4-5 minutes.)
- For criss-cross grill marks, place pork chops on a diagonal to the grill grids, rotating 45 degrees when the first set of grill marks start to show. (I usually rotate after about 3 minutes on an outdoor grill, and maybe a little sooner on the George Foreman grill or stove-top grill pan. Whatever cooking method you’re using, the best way to tell when to rotate things on the grill is to lift a corner of the food and check the grill marks.)
- Pork chops will take about 10-12 minutes to get done on an outdoor grill or stove-top grill pan, and about 5-6 minutes on a George Foreman grill which cooks both sides at once.
- The best way to tell they’re done is when an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer shows the pork has reached an internal temperature of at least 145F/62C.
- Pork chops should feel firm (but not hard) to the touch and look slightly browned when done.
- Serve hot.
This recipe adapted slightly from the marinade for Kalyn’s Souvlaki.All images and text ©
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Lean pork chops like this with a healthy marinade are a good choice for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans, including Keto and any phase of the South Beach Diet. These Low-Carb Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops also suitable for Paleo or Whole 30 diet plans.
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