Easy Pork Chops with 3-Ingredient Marinade

Pastured Pork Chops with a 3-Ingredient Marinade | Food Your Body Will Thank You ForPastured pork comes from pigs that are raised in comfortable and healthy outdoor living conditions. Fresh air and sunshine, varied pastures, added nutrients from natural rooting/eating behaviors, and an absence of antibiotics or synthetic hormones (verify this with your supplier) allow the pork to be delicious and  nutritious!

I purchase  my pork from U.S. Wellness. They are committed to supporting small farmers and providing customers with access to high-quality products. They endorse supplement animal feed with non-gmo feed and never use MSG in their products. They also are one of the only suppliers I have found that offer sugar-free pork bacon.

3 Benefits of Pastured Pork

  • Higher levels of Omega 3s
  • Higher levels of vitamin E
  • Improved taste (subjective perhaps, but if you try it…)Pastured Pork Chops with a 3-Ingredient Marinade | Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Quick and Easy Pork Chops

You’ll Need:

  • 12 oz. pastured pork chops (I get mine from U.S. Wellness)
  • 1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar (get HERE)
  • 2 T. of raw honey (get HERE)
  • 1/2 t. unrefined salt or 3/4 t. herb & salt blend (I love THIS blend)



The night before: Soak pork chops (I get my pastured pork from U.S. Wellness;they are bone-in but mostly meat) for at least 4 hours, but you can do them overnight as well. I like to flip the chops halfway through the marinating.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Remove pork chops from marinade, lightly shaking off excess liquid
  3. Sear all sides of pork chops (approx. 45 sec—lightly browned) in a seasoned cast iron pan.
  4. Transfer to a shallow baking dish.
  5. Cook pork chops for at least 20 minutes (thin chop) or up to 35 min (1″+)
  6. Cover with foil and then cook another 5-10 minutes (until the thickest portion reaches at least 145-160 degrees)

Pastured Pork Chops with a 3-Ingredient Marinade | Food Your Body Will Thank You For

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4 comments on “Easy Pork Chops with 3-Ingredient Marinade”

  1. Raine Saunders

    Mmm! I love that these are marinaded in ACV, as I’ve read that this is the traditional way pork is prepared to make it easy to digest and healthier for us! Thank you for sharing, Liz. I’m pinning this!! :)

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  3. Cara

    Easy, delicious and nutritious. Thanks.

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