Lemon-Tarragon Pork Chops

Lemon-Tarragon Pork Chops

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"Lemon zest and tarragon bring fresh flavors to these perfectly grilled pork chops."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 306 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 41.2 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat grill to medium high (400 degrees F).
  2. Meanwhile, place pork on platter; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil on each side. Brush to coat; set aside.
  3. In small bowl, mix together tarragon, lemon zest, garlic pepper blend, onion powder and salt. Rub about 11/2 teaspoons of mixture over side of pork chops.
  4. Place pork chops on preheated grill. Close lid; cook for 4 to 6 minutes* per side (depending on thickness of chop) or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  5. Serve and garnish with slice of lemon, if desired.
Tips & Tricks


  • *Grill/cook 1/2-inch pork chops for about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Grill/cook 3/4-inch pork chops for 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Grill/cook 1-inch pork chops for 6 to 7 minutes per side.
  • Serving Suggestions: Tarragon and lemon are perfect for a fresh flavor. Serve with steamed new red potatoes and Asparagus Vinaigrette.
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  1. 7 Ratings

Spunky Buddy

I found these hard to review. The mix of flavors and spices intrigued me, however, when preparation was done the pork chops were tough, which didn’t allow the flavors to fully come through. I’m not sure if something in the recipe caused this or if I was just cooking an old sow. I’m going to give this the benefit of the doubt and rate it a four because the small tenderloin part of the chop was quite tasty and tender. I think this would be better as a marinade for grilled pork tenderloin versus a chop. I eagerly await other chefs’ comments on this recipe.


This was a very easy recipe and I enjoyed the flavor combination. Great fresh taste for summer grilling! It was a crowd pleaser... And my crowd includes two picky boys! Thanks for sharing!


These are GREAT!! LOVE them! They are a huge hit!! I added lemon juice too