Keto Grilled Pork Chops

juicy and tender
Juicy and tender
Share it on your social network:
Or you can just copy and share this url


4 Pork chops bone-in loin, 1 ¼ - to 1 ½-inch thick
1 Lemon small
1 tbsp Rosemary minced, fresh
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black pepper ground
3 cloves Garlic minced, about 1 tbsp
For serving:
Parsley chopped, fresh, or basil, or herbs of choice, optional

Nutritional information

  • For serving:

Keto Grilled Pork Chops


Get out of your chicken dinner rut with this Grilled Pork Chops recipe. My homemade lemon-rosemary dry rub is the secret ingredient in this zippy grilled pork chop recipe. A simple blend of lemon zest, fresh rosemary, salt and black pepper takes this recipe to a new level of deliciousness. 

To make this dish, coat the thick-cut, bone-in pork chops with the rub, which flavors the meat, ensures its juiciness and tenderness. Let them sit with the lemon-rosemary rub for at least one hour at room temperature or even overnight in the fridge. Be sure the pork chops are at room temperature before grilling, and let them rest out of the fridge for an hour or so. It’s important not to overcrowd the grill pan. If needed, cook the meat in two batches.   

To make the Grilled Pork Chops, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Keto Grilled Pork Chops

Steps to make Keto Grilled Pork Chops


Make lemon-rosemary rub


Zest 1 small lemon into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Using your fingers, rub to combine well. Slice the zested lemon into wedges and set aside for serving.


Rub pork chops


Pat 4 pork chops dry on both sides and rub the lemon-rosemary mixture all over the pork. Cover and let sit for 1 hour at room temperature or place in the fridge overnight. Let the pork chops come to room temperature before cooking.


Cook pork chops


Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. In batches, place the pork chops on the grill pan. Grill on the first side for 5 minutes, until the pork chop easily releases from the pan. Flip and cook on the other side for 4 to 8 minutes until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the pork chop (don't touch the bone) registers 135 °F.


Let rest


Transfer to a platter, and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. The meat will continue to cook, and the temperature will keep rising as it rests. Repeat with the remaining batch.



Once rested, serve the pork chops hot with the reserved lemon wedges and chopped fresh herbs of choice.

Put your grill pan to good use with our easy recipe for Grilled Pork Chops! This dish comes together with just a handful of pantry staples but gets tons of flavor from the homemade lemon-rosemary rub. Give this recipe a go, and remember to tag #cookmerecipes on Instagram.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

  • Recipe Reviews:
Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya Recipes– Homemade Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya–Easy Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Sheet-Pan Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipes– Homemade Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta –Easy Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta
Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta
Add Review
Add Comment

Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
Total Reviews: 1

Another great keto dinner idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Write your own review

You can optionally upload your own image along with a review