Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon-Thyme Sauce

I’ve been trying new recipes in an effort to use up some of our fresh herbs.  Thyme is one herb I don’t use fresh on a regular basis, but I am loving it.  A little goes a long way though!

I found a recipe in Bon Appetit Every-Night Cooking Cookbook I have that called for braising the pork chops in a lemon-thyme sauce.  I do like braised meat, but I really only think about that in winter, so I decided to grill the marinated pork and make the sauce on the side.

I marinated two pork chops in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 teaspoon lemon peel and let it chill for an hour before grilling.

Lemon-Thyme Sauce (printer friendly version here)

Makes 3 servings (116 calories, 7.9 fat, 9.7 carbs, .7 fiber and 2.8 protein)


3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
6 ounces skim milk
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch salt


  1. Melt butter. Add flour and stir until flour is incorporated. Slowly add the milk, making a thick sauce.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour over grilled pork chops.

love the grill marks!

I served with 1 cup of cooked egg noodles and canned green beans.  These chops were big, so I only ate half, which was about 4 ounces.  I liked the brightness the lemon peel gave to this sauce, and mixed with the noodles it was really good.

I had planned to do my 101 Days of Summer Week 6 update last night, but huge storms rolled through so I needed to keep the computer off all night.  I hope to have it updated tonight – hope you understand!

I wanted to give a shout out to John, one of our 101 days of summer challengers.  He’s been training for a triathlon, and wiped out on his bike going about 25 mph!  As luck would have it, a car passing by happened to be paramedics was able to get him to a hospital for stitches.  Just another reason to wear a bike helmet while riding!

And Alison just had her one year blog anniversary!  She’s not only lost 40 pounds in the past year, but tons of inches all over her body.  And she has some awesome WW friendly recipes.   I’ve made her Tomato Basil Soup and her Cauliflower Mac N Cheese, which was delicious!

And Buffy, another 101 Days of Summer participant is down 13 pounds and only needs to lose 7 more to reach her 20 pound goal for the summer – great job! 😀

Amanda and Andy just had their one year wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii – go check out the pictures – so gorgeous!   I loved their Food Buzz video from last year – Andy was brave enough to try a raw oyster – that still grosses me out but he liked them!

Alright, off to fix my breakfast and lunch.  Why do weekends have to go by so fast?

21 thoughts on “Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon-Thyme Sauce

  1. oh wow, that looks sooooo good Biz!!! i love it!

    oh yea, my update?! i had a horrible work out week because the heat and humidity made my asthma flare up big time, i couldnt catch a breath, even in the AC.. lol but this week is a new week!

  2. How timely! The thyme in our backyard is going gangbusters! I’ll be trying this!

  3. This looks GREAT!!! I love great grill marks…I think they look so pretty! 🙂

  4. I think weekends going by fast is a conspiracy 😉

  5. Boy that sauce looks good – and you grill your meats beautifully! We grilled steak last night, and after Jeff took it off the grill, he started to slice it but I told him to wait – Biz says to let the meat rest for a few minutes…he did, and it was really, really good!

  6. Look at those grill marks! I am always impressed by your and your hubbie’s grilling:)

  7. Your chop looks delish!! Love the sauce Biz!

  8. Looks great!!! And you refrained from covering it with hot sauce!

  9. Thanks for the shout out Biz! I made your one bowl blueberry applesauce muffins this morning OMG so good. LOVED them!

  10. I’m so jealous. I wish I had to ability to grow fresh herbs. Hard to do in an apartment building in Brooklyn.

  11. Mmmm – I guarantee I could probably drink that sauce by itself. I LOVE lemon flavored things!

  12. That pork chop looks delish! Love the egg noodles, that’s different! 🙂


  13. Yes…thyme is one of those that a little goes a long way. Too much…and it’s kinda ick! But I love it! The chops look awesome!! I’m no good at braising…but you make it look easy! You’re such an expert meat cooker!

    101 Days of Summer looks to be going AWESOME! I’ve run 10 out of the past 11 days and tonight will make 11 out of the past 12!!! !:)

  14. DiningAndDishing

    I am loving the new craze of putting arugula on top of warm dishes. I love how wilted and soft it gets…a great texture combo!

    – Beth @

  15. Thanks for the shout out Biz! I got a new helmet, the bike fixed and did my tri Sunday like planned! Didn’t stop a bee from adding another injury during the race though!

  16. Aw thanks for the shout-out Biz! 🙂

  17. Oh, so tempting and summery! This sounds amazing Biz…I cannot wait until I can go outside and grab fresh thyme again. I love lemon paired with thyme and I can’t wait to fire up my grill and give this a try over the summer. Thank you for sharing it for bsi:lemons this week (and for having me as a host)! 🙂

  18. This sound like a wonderful sauce for the pork chops. I think it would be good with fish, too!

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