Buttermilk- Brined Pork Chops

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Buttermilk- Brined Pork Chops

Soaking these pork chops in a buttermilk brine for several hours allows them to absorb all kinds of moisture. Moist and tender pork chops are what you'll find here...

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes + brining time

Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes


3/4 cup fat-free or reduced fat buttermilk
2 Tablespoons kosher salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
4 (4-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2-inch thick)
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; shake well to dissolve salt and sugar. Add pork; seal and refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from bag; discard brine. Pat pork dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle pork with pepper.

2. Heat a large nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.


Nutrition Facts-Amount Per Serving:
Calories 202, Calories From Fat (32%) 64.11, Total Fat 7g, Sat Fat 2.44g, Cholesterol 72.67mg, Sodium 2910.54mg, Potassium 485.45mg, Carbohydrates 9g, Dietary Fiber 0.32g, Sugar 7.86g, Net Carbs 8.5g, Protein 25g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 4.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Cooking Light )

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  • Dede wrote:

    we made this for our Christmas dinner, well the second one :), my husband let them marinade in the buttermilk mix for a little over 24 hrs. He did try to grill them, but it was so COLD and the wind was blowing just the right way that the grill would not heat over 200, so we put them in the oven to cook.
    These were GREAT!! so moist and flavorful. I can see myself making these again , in the VERY near future.

    Thanks for sharing

  • Terri wrote:

    Just made these tonite….marinated all day in the buttermilk marinade. Best grilled chops we have ever had. A keeper! Thank you.

  • Angie @ Bigbearswife wrote:

    mmmm Love the way that pork looks! I bet it taste really good with the buttermilk soak!