Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops

Tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut & rum flavor these moist & delicious Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops. Top off with grilled pineapple & a side of rice for the perfect dinner.

Closeup of grilled pork chops on white platter with grilled pineapple halves around them.

I’m writing this post early because when you read this I will be at my daughter’s house helping her out upon the arrival of my brand new baby granddaughter Anastatia. I am so excited to have a new little girl in the family that I can spoil. After all, what’s better than cute little frilly dresses, dolls and tea parties? But I didn’t want to miss the chance to participate in our monthly Secret Recipe Club and visiting a new food blog. This month I got Ashley from Cheese Curd in Paradise, a blog I’ve been wanting to explore for some time. By the way, I’d love to know where that name came from as I am sure there is some story to go with it. Any hints Ashley?

Overhead of 4 Grilled Pork Chops on white platter with grilled pineapple around them.

Ashley is married, a working mom, has two adorable children and lives in Green Bay Wisconsin. She seems to love doing things with her family, enjoys cooking and has even managed to get Kellen, her 3 year old, to help sometimes. (I like the way she thinks!) She has got a million and one recipes to choose from, having blogged since 2009, and believe me that made it really difficult to select just one.

Pork chops on the grill showing sear marks.

Her Ultimate Sriracha Burger  was first on my list because we grill all the time in Florida. I nixed it for now since I had just finished making some Buffalo Burgers and didn’t want to have burgers again so soon . But you can bet I’m  keeping this recipe in my back pocket for later. Then I thought why not make a fancy dessert like her Red Velvet Cheesecake and invite the neighbors. However, everyone is on vacation and there is no way I’m having an entire cheesecake in the house with no one to share it with! Yep, you got it, I’d wind up eating the whole thing! It really was so hard to choose, but I finally decided on her Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops. I mean what could be more perfect for summer than a tropically inspired dinner. Umm, can’t think of anything. 🙂

Closeup of pork chops on platter with grilled pineapple havles.

These pork chops are super easy to make, although you do have to plan ahead, as they require a days soak in a simple marinade. And wait until you smell that marinade! I could almost drink it right then and there! And speaking of drinking (well you know I was going to bring this up), combining these pork chops with a pina colada would be like sitting at a luau on a tropical island.  OK, I’m getting carried away aren’t I?  But it would be delish! To complete the dinner, while grilling the pork chops, I whipped up some pineapple rice and it went with all the tropical flavors perfectly.

Plated dinner with a poke chop, pineapple fried rice and a slice of grilled pineapple with cocktail umbrella.

I highly recommend you try these Grilled Pork Chops ASAP! They’re moist, flavorful and deliciously perfect for summer. And don’t forget to check out all the other yummy recipes from our club members below. I’m positive you’ll find a recipe that will soon become your new favorite.

Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops

Tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut & rum flavor these moist & delicious Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops. Top off with grilled pineapple & a side of rice for the perfect dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 1" thick
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 2/3 cup coconut milk
  • 3 Tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice or juice from 1 lime
  • 4 pineapple rings

Instructions

  • Combine pineapple juice, coconut milk, rum and lime juice in a large gallon ziploc bag. Place pork chops in marinade and seal. Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove pork chops from marinade and discard marinade. Grill pork chops 14-20 minutes, depending on thickness, turning halfway through cooking time.
  • With 4 minutes remaining for pork chops, lace 4 pineapple rings on grill and cook 2 minutes per side just to sear.
  • Remove all from grill and serve with a side a pineapple rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 4mg

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Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops

11 Comments

  • Reply
    CJ Huang
    08/10/2016 at 1:10 pm

    That pina colada flavor sounds like it’d go so well with pork! I’m thinking I may just have to give it a try too. 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/12/2016 at 10:13 am

      I hope you get a chance to try this easy grilled recipe CJ. If you like pina coladas you will love this!

  • Reply
    reneeskitchenadventures
    08/09/2016 at 8:24 pm

    The tropical flavors for summer is just perfect! Love this idea!

  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    08/09/2016 at 12:36 pm

    Sounds great and love the side of pineapple rice to top it off!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/09/2016 at 3:47 pm

      I thought maybe it might be too much pineapple, if that’s possible, but it was actually perfect.

  • Reply
    Julie
    08/08/2016 at 8:47 pm

    Delicious summer grilling recipe. Congratulations on your granddaughter!!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/09/2016 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Julie! It really was the perfect recipe for summer! And thanks for the congrats.

  • Reply
    Ashley
    08/08/2016 at 3:28 pm

    You had me at “pina colada” 🙂 SO exciting about your new little granddaughter! Love the name too 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/09/2016 at 3:43 pm

      I know just what you mean Ashley, I saw pina colada and my decision was made! I love the name Anastatia too. Right now there is a brouhaha going on as to whether she will be Ana or Annie – I vote for Ana. 🙂

  • Reply
    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    08/08/2016 at 8:05 am

    oh yeah….that’s what I’m talking about!! Oh and congratulations on your new little granddaughter.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/09/2016 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks for the congrats! She is so precious! And this recipe was over the top delicious – after all, you can never go wrong with pina colada flavors in anything.

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