Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano
These delicious low-carb Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano can marinate all day; then grill, make a salad, and dinner is ready.
I pulled some pork chops out of the freezer and decided to use them for Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano so I could take better photos and entice you to try these grilled pork chops that I first made over ten years ago! And these pork chops were just as delicious as I remembered them, and even though I struggled a bit with the new photos the pork chops were devoured by all! These tasty pork chops are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, and South Beach Diet friendly and if you choose the right ingredients they can easily be gluten-free or Paleo.
I’ve shared a few recipes for grilled pork chops through the years, including one that a Lake Powell client used to call the best pork chops in the world, and this recipe is is another winner for pork cooked on the grill; I loved how the touch of cumin and oregano in the marinade worked with the flavor of the grilled pork. I used thick bone-in pork chops from Costco, and when I opened the package they weren’t even all the same cut of pork chops, which didn’t make for great photography results but didn’t stop us from enjoying them. I think using a marinade is a great way to keep the meat moist when you’re grilling pork chops, and these pork chops were juicy and delicious, definitely a tasty idea for a summer dinner!
What if you don’t have an outdoor grill?
Pork chops like this can easily be cooked on a stovetop grill pan (affiliate link) or a George Foreman Grill (affiilate link) with great results. And when you use one of those methods, you can make juicy pork chops any time of year; enjoy!
How to Make Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano:
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- I don’t mind grilled pork chops with a little fat on the edges, but I trim thicker pieces of fat; take your choice on how much trimming you prefer.
- Then mix together the soy sauce (gluten-free if needed), fresh lime juice, olive oil, ground cumin, dried oregano, Chipotle Chile powder, onion powder, and garlic powder to make the flavorful marinade.
- Put pork chops in a large Ziploc bag, pour marinade over, seal bag, and marinate in the fridge for 4-6 hours (or longer won’t hurt if you want to marinate all day while you’re at work.)
- When it’s time to cook, spray the grill with non-stick spray or olive oil and then preheat the grill to medium-high heat while you drain the pork chops and let them come to room temperature. (George Foreman Grills or stovetop grill pans only need to be preheated for a few minutes.)
- If you want criss-cross grill marks lay the pork chops at an angle across the grill grates.
- When you can lift the edge of one pork chop and see good grill marks (about 3-4 minutes) rotate the pork chops so they’re going the opposite way and cook about 3-4 minutes more.
- Check grill marks again and when you’re happy with them, turn pork chops over and cook about 3-5 minutes more on the second side, or until pork is cooked though.
- Start checking after 3 minutes; I recommend using an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link) to check that pork has reached the safe temperature of 145F/63C that’s recommended for grilled pork but if you don’t have a meat thermometer, pork should feel firm but not hard to the touch when it’s done.
- Let pork chops rest for 3-5 minutes when you take them off the grill and then serve hot and enjoy!
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano would be delicious with something like Spicy Mexican Slaw or Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta, and Herbs for a low-carb meal.
More Pork Chops on the Grill:
Kalyn’s Souvlaki ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa ~ Cookin’ Canuck
Grilled Ginger Soy Pork Chops ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops ~ Fifteen Spatulas
Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon, Garlic, and Sage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Vegetable Medley ~ A Family Feast
Low-Carb Greek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
I used Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) for this recipe; for Paleo use Coconut Aminos (affiliate link) instead of soy sauce. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice. I used Mexican Oregano (affiliate link) but if you don't have that regular dried oregano will be fine. This recipe created by Kalyn. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 907mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g
I used Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) for this recipe; for Paleo use Coconut Aminos (affiliate link) instead of soy sauce. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice. I used Mexican Oregano (affiliate link) but if you don't have that regular dried oregano will be fine.
This recipe created by Kalyn.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano are a perfect main dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet, or any low-carb eating plan, including Keto. If you use Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce or sub Coconut Aminos for the soy sauce, this recipe can easily be gluten-free or Paleo.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Check out Grilling Recipes for more interesting Grilling ideas like this one. Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You can also Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.