Spicy Asian Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

click to rate
4 votes | 7023 views

This is an old favorite that I've made since my days living in Chicago. We lived near the main Korean part of town (near Lawrence I think) and frequently ate Bulgogi. One day I bought some boneless pork chops and tried to create my own marinade. This one is close. I do it somewhat by taste, and you can play with the quantities a bit if you want it spicier, sweeter or saltier. I do think it rivals or exceeds the flavor I get in most Korean restaurants. Because I use all sauces from jars for this, I have felt somewhat embarrassed to include it. But my kids love it so much (and I do too) that I figured I should post it. Enjoy!

Prep time:
Cook time:
Servings: 6


Cost per serving $1.56 view details


  1. Rinse and dry the pork chops
  2. In a bowl, add all of the other ingredients and mix with a fork. Taste and add additional ingredients as desired. If you like spicy, go with at least a Tbsp of chili-garlic sauce. This can be any brand of chili-garlic from china, vietnam, thailand, etc. If you have sriracha, you could just add some chopped garlic to it and avoid a trip to the store.
  3. Lay the pork chops on a plate and spread half the sauce on one side of the chops, then puncture them liberally with a fork to tenderize and to allow the sauce to penetrate. Turn the chops over and spread the remaining sauce on the other side and again puncture with a fork.
  4. While the chops are marinating at room temperature, pre-heat the grill to medium. When the grill is hot, spray with a cooking spray and place the chops on the grill. Cook 3-5 minutes per side depending on thickness. For 1 inch thick chops, cook about 4 1/2 minutes per side.
  5. Let chops stand for about 5 minutes, then slice thinly and serve over steaming white or brown rice. You can server the chops whole if you prefer.


Add the recipe to which day?
« Today - Apr 19 »
Today - Apr 19
April 20 - 26
Apr 27 - May 03
May 4 - 10
Please select a day
or Cancel
Loading... Adding to Planner


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 124g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 183  
Calories from Fat 69 38%
Total Fat 7.66g 10%
Saturated Fat 2.64g 11%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 268mg 11%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbs 0.8g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.43g 0%
Protein 25.88g 41%
How good does this recipe look to you?
Click to rate it:

Link to Recipe

Embed Recipe 400px wide (preview)

Embed Recipe 300px wide (preview)




  • ShaleeDP
    November 10, 2014
    This sounds nice. I have my own recipe for Asian grilled pork chops but this looks promising. Haven't tried it with shrimp paste... interesting. I will give this a try soon. Thanks for sharing John!

    Leave a review or comment