Recipe Details

Just Wonderful Lemon-Garlic Chops

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 8 hours
Servings: 8


Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest


8 boneless ribeye (rib) pork chops, 1-inch thick
2/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1 4 1/2-oz jar garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons dried tarragon, crushed

Cooking Directions

For marinade, in a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and tarragon. Place pork chops in a 1-gallon self-sealing plastic bag; pour marinade over chops; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight.

Drain chops, discarding marinade. Place chops on rack in broiler pan so the chops are 4-5 inches from heat. Sprinkle the chops with a little paprika. Broil for 5-6 minutes,turn chops and sprinkle with paprika. Broil for 5-6 minutes more or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Serves 8

Serving Suggestions

Simple marinade that young chefs can help with. Serve with pasta salad and glazed baby carrots.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183 calories
Protein: 23 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 48 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
Fiber: 0 grams

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Broiling

1)Place pork on preheated broiler pan so it is three to five inches from the heat source.
2)Broil until the pork is brown on one side; turn and broil the other side until brown.
3)Season as desired.

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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.

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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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