Easy Marinated Pork Chops

Looking for the juiciest pork chop marinade recipe? This is it! Simple ingredients come together to make flavorful pork chops that everyone will love. Even beginner cooks can pull of this recipe flawlessly!

Pork chops sometimes cook up dry, but this easy marinade makes the pork so juicy and full of perfectly-balanced flavor. It’s fail-proof!

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This recipe also works great with chicken. Either cut of meat will be delicious.

How to make simple pork chop marinade

With most marinades on our site, we use easy ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. The ingredients that you will need for this marinade are:

  • vegetable oil (could also use canola oil)
  • soy sauce
  • apple cider vinegar (can also use white vinegar)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard (yellow mustard will work also)
  • salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic

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How to cook pork chops in the oven

If you don’t have a grill or it’s the middle of winter and you don’t feel like firing up the grill, have no fear! You can bake these pork chops in your oven. Here’s how:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place pork chops inside pan (after they are finished marinating) and pour marinade on top of chops.
  • Cook uncovered for 25-35 minutes (depending on thickness of chops) or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.

How long can you keep marinated pork in the fridge

The key to these juicy pork chops is letting them marinade for 6-8 hours. Sometimes I even let them marinate overnight.

I wouldn’t recommend marinating these pork chops much longer than 12 hours. The main ingredient – soy sauce – is very acidic and will break down the pork chops, making them mushy and not an edible texture.

If you do want to make these pork chops in advance, I would recommend placing the pork chops and marinade in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag and keeping them in the freezer.

They will keep in your freezer for up to 30 days.

When you are ready to grill them, remove them from the freezer 12-24 hours in advance and place them in the fridge to thaw.

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What to serve with pork chops


Serves: 6

Easy Marinated Pork Chops

6 hr, 5 Prep Time

10 minCook Time

6 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)


  1. In a gallon-sized resealable bag, combine oil, soy sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Dijon, salt, pepper, parsley and garlic.
  2. Add pork to bag and let pork marinate for at least 6 hours (or overnight - the longer it marinates, the more tender and flavorful your pork chops will be).
  3. Remove pork from bag and discard marinade.
  4. Preheat grill to medium heat (or grill pan on a stove top) and grill pork chops for 5-7 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.


egg free
treenut free
sesame free



1608 cal


169 g


21 g


11 g
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3 Responses to “Easy Marinated Pork Chops”

  1. Phyllis Denner
    The recipe sounds wonderful but I can't cook it because I have a 3qt. MINI instant pot. I don't know how to make adjustments. I have never used an instant pot. I am a senior citizen cooking for one only. If I cut the recipe in half, do I cut the cooking time in half or make other changes? I don't know enough to experiment. Help!!!
    • Hi Phyllis- First I would suggest cooking these just as they are described. I find cooking my pork chops in the Instant Pot make them dry. But when you do use the 3qt Instant pot, cut the recipe in half and keep the time the same. Hope this helps!

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