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Habanero Grilled Pork Chops

Habanero Grilled Pork Chops

Charred and tangy, spicy and juicy, these Habanero Grilled Pork Chops up your dinner game any night of the week; they're perfect for weekend grilling too!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal


  • 1 habanero chile - seeded, very finely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks. chopped - look for already trimmed at your grocery store
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce - look for no sugar added if on a whole30
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 4 (1 1/2-inch thick bone-in pork chops
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil - plus more for grill


  • Using a fork, prick pork chops all over and add to a bag or shallow dish (13x9).
  • Whisk to combine chopped habanero, lemongrass, garlic, orange juice, fish sauce, coconut aminos and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour marinade over pierced pork chops and seal in bag or shallow dish and turn to coat. Let marinate at room temperature, turning occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • Prepare grill to medium-high heat; oil grate with olive oil. Remove pork chops from marinade and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Grill four minutes over direct heat, until charred and flip, cooking for 3-4 more minutes, until cooked through, about 6–8 minutes total. Transfer to a platter and let rest 5 minutes before cutting.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 1g
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