Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops

Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops are marinated in a fabulous mixture of Jack and spices.  The spices give these pork chops a little heat, but the whiskey adds such an amazing flavor that you really have to try this recipe! 

Pork chops are an old family staple, but I hadn't made them on the grill because I didn't want to serve dry pork chops.  Who does, right? After figuring out the perfect preparation and cooking method I am happy to tell you that these grilled pork chops are incredibly moist and Chad has declared them his favorite pork chops ever.  That is quite an endorsement!

They are marinated in a fabulous mixture of Jack and spices.  The spices give these pork chops a little heat, but the Jack Daniels adds such an amazing flavor that you really have to try it!  Chad loved them so much he ate these for a week straight and I created a few more recipes using Jack Daniels.  Who would have known that it would give such a fantastic boost to a marinade.

We can't wait to share more pork recipes with you this summer as we celebrate TSRI's Sizzling Summer Celebration packed with lots of grilling, sweet treats and cold eats.  Not to mention fabulous cocktails and a fun travel tour in the USA!

Dinner's Ready, now go get your grill on!

With love from our Kitchen Table to yours.  XOXO


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Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops

¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons molasses
½ cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili pepper paste (I used Gourmet Garden)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3 pounds bone in pork chops (½” – ¾” thick)

Combine ingredients (except pork chops) in a medium size bowl.  Whisk to combine.

Add pork chops to a gallon size resealable plastic bag.  Pour marinade over pork chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes up to overnight.

Preheat grill to medium high.  Place pork chops on grill and sear on both sides.  Remove to indirect heat and cook until done.

Place the pork chops on the grill and sear both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Move the pork chops away from the flame.  Cook over indirect heat with the grill closed until they are somewhat firm to the touch or until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into the center of a chop, away from the bone, registers 145°F, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the pork chops to a platter and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2013 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

originally published on 6/28/13 


  1. You know that I'm going to have to try a version of this! Nicely done!

  2. This looks exciting, flavor bursting on one's tongue. Would like to try this one. Bet it tastes good even with chicken or beef.

  3. Where do you get the chilli paste

    1. You can usually find it in the international aisle. But, I used Gourmet Garden which is in the produce aisle at your local market or grocery store. Hope the helps. Let me know if you need more help.

  4. is there a substitute I can use to replace the alcohol?

    1. The alcohol will cook off if that is your concern. You could also use apple cider vinegar in its place, Jack has such a unique flavor that it will taste different, but it will be spectacular.

      Enjoy! Let us know how it goes.


  5. Hi!!
    I made this marinade yesterday and put some rib eye steaks in it for about 6 hours. OMG!!!! They were the best steaks I have ever made and my husband said lets try it on chicken and pork chops!!
    My husband is like Mikey, he'll eat anything but he LOVED this Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops marinade!!
    Can't wait to try it on the chops!!
    Thank you so much!!!!

    1. Vicki I am so excited to hear you loved these! Let us know how the pork chops go too!

  6. I made Rib Eye Steaks last night with this marinade. They were fabulous!!
    My husband raved about them. I will be trying Jack Daniels Double Kick Pork Chops marinade on pork chops and chicken.
    Thank you for such a great recipe!!

  7. I tried it on Ribeyes last weekend and on Sunday we marinaded 2 whole chickens in it and made them Beer Butt style. The only thing I changed was Sugar to Truvia.

    OMG!!! Everyone loved it!! I made a little extra for dipping sauce. It has been a huge HIT at my house!! Thank you!!!

  8. I live in an apartment and don't have access to a grill. do you have an oven version ???

  9. I live in an apartment and don't have access to a grill. Do you have an oven version ?

    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping by. I would sear them in a greased cast iron skillet and then place the skillet in a 350 degree oven until they are cooked through (about 5-10 minutes). Enjoy.

  10. The pork chops look like there is a sauce poured over them, do you boil down the marinade and use that?

    1. The first time, I doubled the marinade and put half in the bag and cooked the other half. After that I just started using this recipe whenever I wanted the sauce:

  11. It is a good question. I do not see any answers to it. The sauce look amazing> should I reserve some before marinating and cook it off for a sauce. Matt


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