Soy Sauce-Marinated Pork Chops


Even though the soak time is just 20 minutes, these chops pick up major flavor from the marinade.

Soy Sauce-Marinated Pork Chops
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 6-7 ounce bone-in pork chops, trimmed (about 1/2-inch thick)

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 4 cup mixed spring greens

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place pork in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, oil, vinegar, ginger, and crushed red pepper. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture over pork and turn several times to coat. Cover pork and let stand 20 minutes at room temperature, turning occasionally.

  2. Place the remaining soy sauce mixture in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Boil gently for 1 to 2 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup; set aside.

  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill chops on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for about 3 minutes per side or until pork is slightly pink in the center (145°F), turning once.

  4. Place greens on a serving platter, top with pork, and drizzle with boiled soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 614mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 7.5mg 38%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 591mg 13%
Folate, total 41.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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