Union Square Cafe Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops

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"The teriyaki sauce is only the first step in a marinade that's spicy, gingery, a little hot, a little sweet. An hour's turn, and the chops are ready for the grill."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (262.4 g)
  • Calories 366.4
  • Total Fat - 14.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.3 mg
  • Sodium - 2874.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 18.9 g
  • Protein - 36.2 g
  • Calcium - 65.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg


Step 1

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or baking dish large enough to hold the pork chops in a single layer.

Step 2

Add the chops to the marinade, turning to coat well, and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or longer if storing in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill or preheat a ridged grill pan over medium heat.

Step 4

Remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 5

Grill the pork, turning once, until just cooked through, 12 -15 minutes; the internal temperature should reach 150-degrees on an instant-read thermometer.

Step 6

Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Excellent flavors...the pork chops came out so tender...I grilled mine in my cast iron grill pan...they came out perfect...loved using star anise...made for FYC tag game...

review by:
(24 Sep 2019)


Great chops. My grandson doesn't usually care for pork chops, but he loved these. I was out of charcoal so grilled these on my stove top grill pan. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper.

review by:
(7 Apr 2018)


Great marinade and great pork chops -- I used boneless pork chops and skipped the star anise and jalapeños but otherwise made as directed. Served with grilled vegetables and grapes. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(13 Jul 2017)


Excellent teriyaki pork chops! We all loved the flavor. The pork was infused with the teriyaki and all of the yummy enhancements. I loved that it was a super easy dinner and cooked quickly on the grill. Thank you!

review by:
(27 Jun 2017)


This was as good as good as I expected it would be, a great marinade to add variety to my summer barbecue cookouts ... sometime just for me! Added to my favs for remakes on this one!

review by:
(27 Jul 2016)