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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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Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.

Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.)

Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

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!

Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot and enjoy! I think these pork chops would be fantastic with Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro and Grilled Zucchini for a low-carb meal

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Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork loin rib chops or boneless pork sirloin chops (My pork chops were about 8 oz. each before trimming.)

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 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.)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Greek oregano, garlic, and black pepper.
  2. Trim most of the visible fat from pork chops and place in large Ziploc bag or flat glass dish.
  3. Pour marinade over pork chops and marinate in refrigerator for 4-8 hours, turning a few times if you’re home.
  4. 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.)
  5. 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.)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Pork chops should feel firm (but not hard) to the touch and look slightly browned when done.
  9. Serve hot.

This recipe adapted slightly from the marinade for Kalyn’s Souvlaki.

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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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42 comments on “Low-Carb Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano (Video)”

  1. Looks good! When will you be able to get your grill going again?

  2. I don't have a grill. When you posted the recipe for the Greek Souvlaki, I used pork chops that weren't as thick as the ones you mentioned, then pan-seared and roasted them for a few minutes. Absolutely wonderful.

    Sally

  3. I love pork chops on the George Foreman. They come out juicy and tender every time! The lemon with oregano here sounds like a great combination.

  4. I'm in the midst of putting together my summer-recipe-binder, from which I will choose great things to make for family & friends all summer long. This is being added since I can never figure out a way to make good grilled chops! (I use zips too… they're best for the reasons you mentioned!)

    I'm also checking out the Spicy Mexican Slaw!

  5. Pam, I could ask the contractors to put my grill on the deck, but it's not done and I know it would be in the way so I'm trying to be patient. I'm guessing 3 more weeks.

    Wosnes, very innovative, glad to hear there are non-grill options.

    Joanne, I admit I haven't been much of a George Foreman fan, but these came out great in it!

    RG, these are great, and the Spicy Mexican Slaw is a complete keeper!

  6. Lovely dinner! I love your flavour combinations! yum Yum Yum!
    I just discovered your beauty of a blog!! I am a fan!
    Many greetings from rainy Brussels, Belgium!

  7. I need a grill!! Or at least a grill pan! At this point, I'll settle 🙂

  8. The pork chops look fabulous, but that Spicy Mexican Slaw looks out of this world!! By dad loves cole slaw and all things spicy, so I'm definitely going be making this for him, maybe for Father's Day!

    Sues

  9. Looks wonderful. Another great recipe!

    I've been grilling outside a lot lately, but I do love my Calphalon grill pan! It cooks well and I love the clean-up!

    Since there's just two of us, I usually marinate with my Food Saver marinade container. It really speeds the process on those days when I don't allow enough time!

    Oh, and my husband laughs at me everytime I wash a zip-lock bag. I say, let him laugh! There's no reason why you can't reuse them over and over!

  10. I love my grill pan too and use it all the time. The combo of lemon and oregano sounds wonderful, Kalyn.

  11. Great flavors, Kalyn! This would be delicious with lamb chops, too. I agree with you about using the ziploc bags to marinate in, as long as you're willing to wash and re-use.

  12. These pork chops look great. We have the same Caphalon grill pan and we love it for everything but we've yet to master the pork chop. I think we keep over-cooking them. Any thoughts? Yours look great and I'd love to be able to do the same.

  13. Sophie, how fun to get a commenter from Brussels! It's cold and rainy in Utah today too!

    Maris, go to Sears and look for that $12 one I got (which is probably a bit more expensive now.) It's a great piece of cooking equipment especially for the price.

    Pearl, thanks.

    We Are Not Martha: My dad loves that Spicy Mexican Slaw!

    Says Phoebe: I still haven't tried marinating with the FoodSaver! Not sure why not. I do love that machine!

    Susan, thanks. What would we do without our grill pans!

    Cookin' Canuck, agreed! I just wish I had some lamb chops to try it with!

    Amy, it is a great pan. The pork chops do cook pretty quickly. I keep the heat at medium or even a bit lower after the pan heats up. Also, are you marinating your pork chops? I think that keeps them much more moist when they're cooked in that type of pan. Let me know if any of those ideas help.

  14. oh yum! I am having guests at our cottage this weekend and was going to grill a pork tenderloin. Now I have a yummy new marinade. I think I'll serve your fantastic tzatziki with this!

  15. Erin, this would be great with Tzatziki! Hope you like it.

  16. Everything looks great! I love grilling, it add so much flavor!

    I really love this slaw as well. What great flavor combo!

  17. Kalyn, I read your blog because I found the Cafe Rio dressing on it and I enjoy your recipes. I am Greek (my parents came from Greece) and this recipe looks wonderful! Opah!

  18. Ungourmet, no doubt that this spicy coleslaw is one of my favorite recipes ever. I've taken it to lots of parties and it's always been a hit!

    Stacor, thanks for giving the pork chops the Greek stamp of approval! I can tell this is something I'm going to cook over and over.

  19. Great recipe! It looks tangy and flavorful. I've been jonesing for some pork lately, and this will be a great way to enjoy it. Thanks!

  20. Kalyn – Thank you so much for this recipe, I was reading about Lemon Marinaded Pork chops in a Sunday Newsper supplement, but there was no actual recipe. I googled and there was your recipe on your blog!

    I will try this tomorrow now I have all the ingredients to hand.

    Apologies I am signed in as my dog, as I write a dog blog for him, but I am quite the sane one really!! Just in case you deleted my comment after reading my google login name ;0D

    I live in Scotland by the way!

    Jeannie ;0D

  21. HaleySuzanne, I think you would like this one, really full of flavor.

    Jeanne, how fun to get a comment from someone in Scotland; that's on my list of "must visit" places!

  22. I'm definitely going to try this, but I have to ask, why have you been getting scolded for using Ziploc bags for marinating?? I always do that. In fact, I place the meat in the marinade in the bag and freeze it for later use. What's wrong with that?

  23. Amanda, some people are just opposed to the use of plastic bags period, because they feel it's wasteful when the meat could be marinated in a glass dish. I wash out my plastic bags a few times before I discard them, and then I recycyle them, so I'm not feeling too guilty! (Of course, I live in the desert where washing the glass or plastic uses precious water, but that's a whole different discussion!)

  24. Kayln – I used your marinade on pork steaks the other night and they were wonderful. Made a whole Greek menu 🙂 Thank you! http://www.amandascookin.com/2009/09/greek-marinated-pork-tomato-fritters.html

  25. This looks mouth-wateringly good! I think I'll give it a go at the weekend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  26. These look delicious. The recipe sounds easy too. I do have one question though. I have been looking for a good red wine vinegar as well as a good balsamic vinegar. Do you have any suggestions? I don't mind spending the extra money if they are quality products. Thanks in advance.

  27. Emily I don't think I've ever paid any attention to different brand of red wine vinegar, but I'd say pick a brand that you have enjoyed in other types of vinegar and it's probably a good one.

  28. This recipe would be a hit at my house! I'm always looking for new pork chop recipes. Thanks, Kalyn!

    Shirley

  29. Shirley, so glad you like it!

  30. I made these Greek-seasoned Grilled Pork Chops this evening. I let them marinate all day, and put them on my contact grill (not a George Foreman brand). They were great! I love the flavors in the marinade, so I cooked the remainder down in a small skillet, and poured it over the chops. Fantastic! I will definitely make them again!

  31. Karen, so glad yu enjoyed the pork chops.

  32. We grill pork chops frequently in the summer. Your marinade sounds terrific and I look forward to adding it to our menu!!

  33. I love Greek flavours and this is making my mouth water. I have pork tenderloin that I might try this on. Do you see any reason not to do an overnight marinade?

  34. I LOVE the Greek flavors in this recipe! We grill a lot of pork chops and I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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