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Chipotle Lime Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Chipotle Lime Marinated Grilled Pork Chops are simple, juicy, perfect pork chops with a bit of fresh flavored zing. A simple marinade of chipotle peppers, lime juice, fresh cilantro and spices give you extraordinarily flavorful and juicy pork chops every time. Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Healthy, Paleo and Whole 30 Friendly. Ingredients
Course Dinner
Prep Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4


Chipotle Lime Marinade:

  • 2 chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried italian spice mix
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lime juice 3 medium limes
  • 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Pork Chops:

  • 4 bone in pork chops thick cut
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


Chipotle Lime Marinade:

  1. In a blender add all ingredients and blend.

Pork Chops:

  1. Sprinkle chops on both sides with salt and pepper
  2. Set in baking dish or large ziplock bag, add marinade and coat both sides of chops with marinade.
  3. Set in refirgerator for up to 4 hour to 24 hours.
  4. Set chops out on counter for 30 minutes before you place them on grill
  5. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  6. Add chops to grill and close grill cook 4-5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes.
  7. Lower heat directly under chops and depending on thickness cook until the chops are somewhat firm to the touch or until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into the center of a chop, away from the bone, registers 145°F, about 15 minutes more for medium.
  8. Remove from heat let rest for 5 minutes, sprinkle freshly chopped cilantro on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

For sugar free chipotle in adobo make your own:
Combine in a heavy, covered saucepan and simmer until the liquid is reduced to one cup, about 1 hour:
12 smoked jalapeno peppers or dried chipotle peppers, 6 tablespoons organic tomato ketchup {whole30 approved}, 1 onion finely diced, 6 cloves garlic minced, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months.