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Apple Cider Orange and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops | The Chunky Chef | Summer meets Fall in these apple cider orange and thyme grilled pork chops.. deliciously juicy and tender with a finger-licking glaze! A "must try" recipe!
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Apple Cider and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops

Summer meets Fall in these apple cider orange and thyme grilled pork chops.. deliciously juicy and tender with a finger-licking glaze! A "must try" recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork chops
  • SPICE RUB:
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme minced (can substitute 1/4-1/2 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • CIDER GLAZE:
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine cider glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat to LOW and simmer.
  • Preheat your grill pan or outside grill over MED/MED-HIGH heat.
  • Add spice rub ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Mixture will resemble a dry paste.
  • Dry pork chops then rub liberally with spice rub mixture. Really massage it into the meat.
  • Once grill is hot, spray with cooking oil then place the pork chops on the grill.
  • Brush with the sauce that's been simmering and grill for about 4 minutes or so.
  • Flip chops over, brush with sauce, and grill for about 4 minutes.
  • Continue to liberally brush the chops with the glaze as they cook, and once they're cooked through, remove them to a plate to rest for a few minutes.
  • Drizzle chops with some remaining sauce and sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving.

Notes

** If using bone-in pork chops, increase cooking time accordingly
** Recipe adapted from Delightful E Made