Mar 9, 2009

Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops





The lime zest gives these chops an extra zing. Adjust the seasoning to your liking. Make these in the broiler or on the grill. Serve this with cilantro lime rice on the side.



Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 pork chop Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 194.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Protein: 27.7 g • Carb: 2.3 g • Fiber: 0.6 g • Sodium: 235.5 mg

Ingredients:
  • 4 (6 oz each) lean boneless pork chops
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • lime zest
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:
    Trim any fat off pork. In a large bowl season pork with garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Squeeze lime juice and some zest from the lime and let it marinade at least 20 minutes.

    Line broiler pan with foil for easy clean up. Place pork chops on the broiler pan and broil about 4-5 minutes on each side or until nicely browned.

    65 comments :

    1. Mmmmm...I know what I`m making for dinner tonight. This looks amazing!!

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    2. yummy! I will try this one next week!!

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    3. what do you do with the garlic.....I assume you just marinate it with the lime...but it isn't listed. Looks super great!

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    4. Yes, I just adjusted that. Thanks!

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    5. Hi Gina, I made these pork chops with the basmati rice tonight and it came out awesome, and so delicious! I love the lime flavoring and the smell of the rice. I have always wanted to make that type of rice, Thank you!

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    6. This was very good. I thought it would be a little spicy for my little guy judging from the smell during cooking, but it wasn't spicy at all! It was great. I think I may try it on chicken, as my family always complain that pork chops are too dry (even when I cook them still a tiny pink!). Thanks for the recipe!

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    7. Tried this last week and it has become a new favourite at our house! Thank you for posting this! Love it!

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    8. I made these and they were fantastic!! Thanks Gina for another wonderful recipe.

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    9. Gina

      Thanks for the great site with these great recipes!!

      FYI - if you follow the printed version of the recipe it does not tell you to include the garlic

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    10. I made this last night with basmati rice-Super good! Hubby gave it 2 thumbs up. Thanks Gina! WW has been rough for me because of the dinners-hubby finds alot of the traditional recipes bland but so far everything I have made from your blog he's approved of.

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    11. That's great news! If you can't make your family happy with dinner, it is very hard to stick to WW. I'm happy he liked it!!

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    12. I served this for dinner with your Chipolte's Cilantro rice..WOWZERS! SO GOOD! Worth every one of those 10 points. Filling amd super tasty. I am a huge Chipolte fan so cannot wait to make my own burrito bowls at home for date night :) Anyone who is considering this recipe, TRY IT! YUMM!!!!

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    13. This was very good! DH made it for us tonight. I was a little hesitant because the smell of the spices was overpowering, but in the end....delicious! Thank you, Gina!

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    14. I just made this tonight - it was delicious! We marinated it for three hours and it was so good.

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    15. I have liked your other recipes that I've tried, but this was kind of "meh". The garlic and especially the lime really overpowered everything else. I'm not sure why others said this smelled spicy, because it sure didn't to me. Unfortunately this one got dunked in some BBQ sauce, then it was decent.

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    16. Started making this and realized I had no lime! Hope it turns out well with just the spices! Looks so great!

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    17. Hey, Gina! I am totally making these for supper tonight, love your blog! I just have a quick question. Do you brush off some of the excess spices and garlic before you broil the chops? I guess I thought there would be more liquid in the marinade so now I'm worried some of the spices are unevenly distributed!

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    18. We had a Gina night for dinner. Made these pork chops, the Scallion Cilantro Rice with Habaneros and Lime and Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette. My tastebuds are having a party. Does that count as activity points? LOL! You got high praise from my Mom...she thought this pork chop recipe was a Barefoot Contessa recipe. She loves her some Ina Garten too. Excellent recipes as always! Thank you soo much! ~Karen

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    19. Taylors- no I don't brush it off, if anything you can add more spices ;)

      Karen- too funny!! Sounds like a wonderful combination!!!

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    20. Tried this today. All three girls loved it and wanted more. I served it with sweet potatoes that I "baked" in the crock pot. (Thanks for the baked potato tip) Thank you for your site. It has made WW very doable this go round!

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    21. Do you broil on high or low? My oven has both options for broiling.

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    22. Broil on high, adjust time to your oven since they all vary. Just keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

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    23. how many ww plus points does it have?

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    24. I made this for dinner last night and OMG. So delicious. My husband and I just kept saying "mmmmmm" after every bite. I couldn't broil (still figuring out my new oven) but I pan-fried with a little non-stick spray and they came out sooooooo good. Thanks for this!

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    25. Awesome recipe and so easy...all things that you can keep on hand for an easy week night dinner!! Can't wait to make it again!! Thank so much

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    26. I am thinking of doing this with boneless skinless chicken breast on the grill. I dont do WW but count calories and fat. I love it that spices and herbs are FREEBIES!!

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    27. As always, big hit with my family! Another Kat proof recipe! Only person who didn't care for the pork was my son, who is VERY finicky. Next time I will put less of the rub on his ;~)
      Thank you!
      Kat Creamer

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    28. Is each pork chop 6oz.? Because a total of 6oz. for all 4 would not be enough. Just seems like 6oz. is a lot for only 6 points.

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    29. 6 oz each raw, like most meat after it's cooked it is less. 4 or 5 oz each, I forget off the top of my head.

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    30. I made this last night and my VERY finicky husband liked it! I loved it and made some couscous to go with it...it was delicious!!!!

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    31. I know is says 6 WW points but I am wondering if anyone knows how many calories that might equate to??

      Either way this was amazing!! My first adventure making a pork chop and I am very proud!thank you Gina!!

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    32. I was also wondering the same thing about the amount of calories in the pork chops! This is not my first time cooking these and it definitely won't be my last! We absolutely love them here : )

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    33. From my experience 1 point = 50 calories. So this would be 300 calories. I haven't done the new points+ so I'm not sure how that would differ. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...

      Making this for dinner, hope it's a KEEPER! :)

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    34. quick, easy and so tasty! thanks for another great recipe!

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    35. Hi Gina,

      When you say to squeeze the lime and zest, is that over the chops after applying the seasoning?

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    36. Made this for dinner tonight! YUM so flavorful :D had it with kale salad and yams (PR batatas) Thanks for all the great recipes! PRfoodie, Carmen Carrion

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    37. When I ran the ingredients through the tracker of the Weight Watchers web site, it shows the points as 4. You have the new points as 5 so I'm a little confused.

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    38. could you make this with pork tenderloin?

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    39. I had bought a pork tenderloin on sale and sliced it into chops. I made this last night. I marinated it overnight and then cooked it as directed in a broiler pan. I served them with baked sweet potatoes and roasted green beans. My husband, who is a healthy-food phobic who never gains weight, damn him, ate four chops because he liked them so much!

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    40. I made these, The first time I marinated the pork chops for an hour and a half. IMO the pork needed much much longer to soak up the flavor of the marinade. I left the two remaining porkchops to marinate overnight and made them the next day(I also doubled the amount of lime). Much tastier! I sliced the pork and make lettuce-tomato wraps. This recipe was simple and delicious.

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    41. My family love this! Thanks :)

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    42. I only have the Pork Chops with bones. How long will I need to cook the Pork Chops with bones? Thanks!

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    43. Just tried this tonight with boneless centre cut chops. I actually froze the meat with the marinade and then just defrosted for dinner tonight. I broiled them in our toaster oven which took about 20 minutes in total (they were rather thin chops). Great flavour & couldn't be easier to make! This is definitely going into our regular rotation. Thank you!

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    44. These are excellent! I cooked on the stove top in a non-stick pan. I think next time I will broil and serve with a homemade mango salsa. Can't wait to have them again!

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    45. Making tonight, just happen to have all the ingredients

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    46. These were amazing my husband and I both loved them so much!

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    47. I'm doing this tonight with chicken breast.

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    48. So glad I found this site. I'm doing Weight Watchers and am having so much fun discovering new ways to eat. So thankful for all the yummy recipes.

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    49. Have a son with severe dairy allergies... pork is marinating and its a "safe" food for him! Cant wait!

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    50. Sandy Gaunt7/17/12, 5:37 PM

      Yum! Made this for lunch with some coconut lime jasmine rice and a tomato avocado salad. Delish...skinny taste has done it again!!

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    51. Trying these tonight Gina! I hope the kids like it!

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    52. We made these last night. I LOVED them. The marinade and spices made the meat so flavorful, you forget you're eating healthy. My husband isn't in love with lime so I may try with orange next time.

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    53. I made these tonight and my hubby and I LOVED them! The flavour is heavenly and I cooked them for 11 mins total on 375. Perfectly moist and can't wait to try them again!

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    54. I just finished having these for dinner this evening and I have to agree with an earlier post, that if I make these again I will definitely marinade overnight. Did not experience the heavenly flavor explosion many others did. It was really quite bland. Now I made the grilled chicken breasts with skinny pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese last night, we were licking our fingers. That one was a big hit and we will be having them again later this week.

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    55. I never comment, although I come to your website DAILY and have for years now for delicious recipe ideas...but I just HAD to comment that I thought they were amazing!! Mine marinated for a couple hours, next time I'll try all night. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!

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    56. I just tried this tonight and I LOVED them!! Great combination of spices and lime. I am doing ww and I love your site. I will be making this again!!

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    57. This was great! I added just a dash of rice wine vinegar to the marinade and were the best pork chops I've ever made.

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    58. This meal has become a staple in my household! I never really ate pork until this and am so glad I tried it! Even my picky son loves it. Thanks, Gina, for a super easy and delicious recipe.

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    59. This was so tasty! So easy to make and very delicious! I love everything I have tried so far on this site. Thank you!

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    60. This is a weekly dish that my ENTIRE family gets excited about when I announce, "we are having pork chops tonight!" - that includes two 4-year old's, a 6-year & 34-year old +1 (me). :) Finally, a wonderfully flavorful dish that is HEALTHY & yummy! Thanks, Gina!!

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