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Orange-chipotle BBQ pork chops with grilled onions

Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
We added fresh cilantro and orange juice and zest to bottled barbecue sauce for convenience and terrific flavor. It's especially good drizzled over the onions. Getting the onion rings charred and tender takes only 10 minutes on the grill, and they're the perfect side dish or accompaniment to any protein. The whole dish comes together in less than half an hour and will soon become one of your favorite go-to weeknight dinners.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s), divided

Barbecue sauce

6 Tbsp, Chipotle flavored


2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped (plus more for garnish if desired)

Orange zest

1 tsp

Fresh orange juice

2 Tbsp

Uncooked lean trimmed pork loin

1 pound(s), four 4 oz boneless chops, 3/4-inch-thick each

Uncooked vidalia onion(s)

½ medium, cut into four 1/4-inch-thick rounds


  1. Off heat, coat grill rack or a large grill pan with cooking spray; heat grill or set pan over medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine barbecue sauce, cilantro and orange zest. Remove 2 tablespoons of sauce to a small bowl and stir in orange juice; set aside. Add chops to medium bowl; toss to coat with sauce.
  3. Coat onions with cooking spray. Add onions and pork to grill or grill pan. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once or as needed, until onions are lightly charred and tender and pork is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer pork to serving plates; separate onions into rings and scatter around pork. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of reserved barbecue sauce mixture; sprinkle with extra chopped cilantro. Yields 1 pork chop and 1/4 of onions per serving.


Never spray cooking spray directly into a heat source, whether a grill or a stove.