Posted by Calin Denny On 2 July 2021
Low-carb Greek pork chops are seasoned with Greek flavors and then grilled, and this is a great pork chop dinner when the weather gets warm! You can also use a grill pan on the stove and make it any time of the year.
It’s not hard to say that I’m a big fan of outdoor barbecue and I am also a person who loves dishes with Greek flavors so this one Greek pork chops It’s something I’ve always enjoyed for an easy dinner! It’s a big weekend in the US when a lot of people are probably cooking on the grill, so these low-carb, keto-friendly Greek pork chops are the perfect recipe to bring to life. Friday favorite Choose this week! I made this recipe with boneless and boneless pork chops, and both types of pork chops went great with this Greek marinade. Pork chops can also be cooked perfectly on a grill pan or indoor grill if you don’t have an outdoor grill. I hope you try pork chops no matter what cooking method you use!
What gives this recipe Greek flavors?
A lot of people seem to love Greek-inspired recipes, and this recipe has some of the same flavors that I made Greek grilled chicken Such a popular recipe on the site. This recipe incorporates Greek flavors of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Greek oregano in a pork chop marinade.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- Pork chops, bone-in or boneless will do both
- olive oil
- Fresh lemon juice, I used my own Fresh and frozen lemon juice
- red wine vinegar
- fresh lemon peel (optional but good)
- dry Greek oregano (affiliate link)
- garlic granules or garlic powder (affiliate link)
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
What if you don’t have an outdoor grill?
Tried the recipe on everyone Grill pan on stove top (referral link) and a George Foreman Grill (Continued link) Both methods work if you don’t have an external grill. Or you can use one of the indoor grilling methods when the weather isn’t a little rough!
Want more pork options on the grill?
paying off Low carb keto beef, pork and lamb on the grill More ideas for roast pork!
Tips for making this recipe:
(Scroll down for the full recipe with nutritional information.)
- Cut back as much fat as you like from the pork chops.
- Whisk the ingredients together to make the dressing. (You can mix it directly into a ZipLoc bag if you don’t want to mess up another dish.)
- Let the pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
- Drain the marinade and let the pork chops come to room temperature while preheating the grill to medium heat.
- Cook pork chops 10-12 minutes, or until instant read meat thermometer (affiliate link) Shows that the pork has reached an internal temperature of at least 145 F / 62 C. (Boneless pork will take a little longer.)
- If you want criss-cross grill marks, place the pork chops on a diagonal from the grill grates, alternating as the first set of grill marks begin to appear.
- I usually turn the pan after about 3 minutes on an outdoor grill, and maybe a little sooner on a George Foreman grill or stovetop grill pan.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Make it a low carb meal:
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- Four 8 oz. Pork chops (see notes)
Salt water ingredients:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon peel (or use 1/2 tsp. dried lemon peel)
- 2 tsp. Dried Greek Oregano
- 1 tsp. granulated dried garlic
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste (I used about ½ teaspoon).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Lemon juiceRed wine vinegar, Greek thyme, garlic, black pepper.
- Trim most of the visible fat from the pork chops and place them in a large ziplock bag or flat glass dish.
- Pour the marinade over the pork chops and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours, flipping a few times if you’re at home.
- For cooking, remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature while preheating a gas or charcoal grill, Grill pan on stove top (referral link) or George Foreman Grill (continued link) to medium to high temperature.
- Preheat outdoor grills for 10 minutes. A George Foreman grill or stovetop grill pan only needs to preheat about 4 minutes.
- For cross grill marks, lay diagonally shaped pork chops for grill grates, alternating as the first set of grill marks begin to appear. I usually turn the pan after about 3 minutes on an outdoor grill, and maybe a little sooner on a George Foreman grill or stovetop grill pan.
- Whatever cooking method you use, the best way to know when to rotate things on the grill is to turn up the corner of the food and check the grill marks.
- Pork chops will take about 10-12 minutes to cook on an outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan, and about 5-6 minutes on a George Foreman grill that cooks both sides at once.
- The best way to find out is when a file instant read meat thermometer (affiliate link) Shows that the pork has reached an internal temperature of at least 145 F / 62 C.
- The pork chops should be firm (but not hard) to the touch and slightly brown when done.
- Serve hot.
I made this recipe using sirloin or boneless pork chops; My pork chops were about 8 oz. after trimming.
This recipe adapts a bit of marinade for Souvlaki Kalin.
Amount per service: Calories: 603Total fat: 39 gramsSaturated fat: 10 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 24 gramsCholesterol: 190 mgsodium: 126 mgCarbohydrates: 3 gramsthe basic: 1 gramsugar: 0 gramsprotein: 58 grams
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a dietitian and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Pork chops like this one with a healthy, low-carb marinade are a good choice for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans, including Keto and any phase of the original South Beach Diet. Pork chops are also suitable for a Paleo or Whole 30 diet.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2009. It was last updated in 2021.