Up close image of grilled pork chop with chipotle sauce on a white plate with side of asparagus

A sugar free marinade is spiced up with some smoky chipotle powder and cumin to bring the delicious flavor in this Grilled Pork Chop recipe.  These pork chops make an easy dinner for your family, alongside a roasted (or grilled) asparagus. Top it off with a glass of dry riesling and you have yourself the perfect keto dinner!

This recipe for Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce add will a little sweet heat to your meal with a smoky barbeque flavor. This easy recipe utilizes a sugar free marinade keeping it low carb and perfect for the keto dieter.

Grilled pork chop with chipotle sauce on a dinner plate with side of asparagus and glass of white wine

Grilled Pork Chops for the win!

Grumpy and I love to grill. However, we also love variety. We love our beef, but sometimes, we will get a hankering for something different. Considering he is not the biggest fan of chicken, it leaves little room outside of the red meat variety.

So, once in a while I will pull some pork chops out of the meat case and cook them up in a delicious way, like with this incredible sugar-free Chipotle marinade.

FAQ About Grilled Pork Chops

Are pork chops low in carbs?

Yes! As a matter of fact, the Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce are only 1 carb per serving! Pork is naturally low in carbs, so the 1 carb comes from the sugar free chipotle sauce.

How long does it take to grill a pork chop?

Grilled over direct medium heat, it should take about 8 to 10 minutes total time, turning once halfway through cooking.

What internal temperature should grilled pork chops be?

According to the USDA, internal temperature of 145 degrees should be reached before removing from the grill.

How do I get the criss cross pattern on my grilled pork chop?

After grilling the pork chops for a couple of minutes, turn the chop about ¼ of a turn to get a nice criss cross pattern.

Make the Chipotle Marinade

It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this simple, sugar free chipotle sauce.. I keep it as low carb as possible by using a zero carb rice vinegar, no sugar added ketchup, and Swerve Brown Sweetener. A little chipotle and cumin powder is all the spice it needs!

Ingredients for the chipotle sauce

Add all of the chipotle sauce ingredients to a small glass mixing bowl.

Chipotle Sauce ingredients in mixing bowl before stirring to combine

And, stir until sweetener has dissolved and sauce is smooth.

Chipotle Sauce in mixing bowl after stirring together

Place divide the pork chops between two large plastic storage bags (4 chops per bag) and divide the chipotle sauce between the bags, reserving about ¼ cup of sauce. Seal bag, making sure to release any air from the bag before completely sealing.

pork chops in plastic storage bag with marinade

Make sure sauce is coating all the pork chops by working the bag with your hands. Refrigerate the pork chops and marinade at least 1 hour before grilling.

Grilled Pork Chops on the grill with more Chipotle Sauce brushed over top for final cooking

About 15 minutes before you are ready to cook the pork chops, preheat your grill until it reaches about 450 degrees. Remove from the refrigerator and using a pair of barbeque tongs, place chops on grill.

Turn the flame down to medium and grill pork chops 8-10 minutes, turning them over about halfway thru. Brush with reserved chipotle sauce during cooking.

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Whenever you are cooking on your grill, you need a good quality grilling set. Something that includes a spatula, tongs, turner, fork, and marinade brush. I highly recommend this Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools set from Alpha Grillers.

White dinner plate with one grilled pork chops with  a side of asparagus, and glass of white wine

What to serve with Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce

Because this recipe has a spicy edge to them, you want to go with a milder side dish. A great choice would be this recipe for Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing. Or, if you’re looking for something a little lighter, this Easy Summer Fruit Salad would be a delicious and refreshing choice!

For those with a sweet tooth who want dessert at the end of their meal, these Keto Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream are out of this world delicious!

Up close image of grilled pork chop with chipotle sauce on a white plate with side of asparagus

Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce

Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce is a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Spicy sweet heat comes from a sugar free marinade that will please everyone in your family, especially the low carb, keto dieter!
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Course: Keto Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chipotle Sauce, Grilled Pork Chops, Low Carb Recipe, Sugar Free Marinade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinade Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 204kcal


  • 8 pork chops
  • 1/2 cup sugar free ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar original
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Brown Sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons chipotle chili powder


  • In a mixing bowl, combined 1/2 cup sugar free ketchup, 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar (choose a zero carb vinegar), 1/3 cups Swerve Brown Sweetener, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, and 1 teaspoons chipotle chili powder.
  • Divide pork chops between two gallon sized plastic bags.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of chipotle sauce and set aside.
  • Pour remaining chipotle sauce evenly over pork chops in the gallon bags.
  • Seal, releasing air from bags, then massage bag with hands to distribute the sauce over the pork chops.
  • Refrigerator up to 1 hour.
  • Preheat grill on high. When it reaches 450 degrees, turn heat down to medium.
  • Place pork chops with chipotle sauce on grill and cook 8-10 minutes, turning about halfway.
  • Brush with reserved chipotle sauce during last few minutes of grilling.
  • Internal temperature of grilled pork chops should be 145 degrees.


Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 1g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Barbara Bakes July 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Looks like a perfect pork chop!

  2. Flourchild July 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Now that is a yummy chop! I am wanting one now for dinner!

  3. Bridgett July 9, 2009 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I am a huge fan of chipotles so this is definitely going to be made soon at my house. Looks and sounds amazing!

  4. Katy ~ July 9, 2009 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Sounds so full of flavor!

  5. Helene July 9, 2009 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I love making my own BBQ sauce, this looks like a yummy one.

  6. Lynda July 10, 2009 at 12:50 am - Reply

    I love grilled chops and these certainly look lucious!

  7. Reeni♥ July 10, 2009 at 12:56 am - Reply

    This looks great! Spicy and delicious!

  8. J.Danger July 10, 2009 at 5:32 am - Reply

    that is one good looking pork chop!

  9. Coleen's Recipes July 10, 2009 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I used your sauce on chicken and it was excellent. I'll post about it next week.

  10. Ingrid July 10, 2009 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Oh, boy those are THE BEST looking pork chops I've seen! I want! Thank you for sharing I will definitely be making some of that BBQ sauce!

    Happy Friday!

  11. Aggie July 10, 2009 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    That looks great Shelby!!

  12. teresa July 11, 2009 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Oh wow, that does look wonderful! Can't wait to try!

  13. Ivy July 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I've bookmarked the BBQ sauce. It sounds delicious.

  14. Tangled Noodle July 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Now that's a combo I can't wait to try – chipotle and rice vinegar! This chop looks perfectly grilled and delicious!

  15. Creative One July 14, 2009 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Yum, sounds like a great tasting BBQ sauce. The pork chop looks delicous.

  16. Melissa May 14, 2019 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Cant find 0 carb rice vinagsr

    • Shelby Law Ruttan May 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Hi Melissa, Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar is zero carbs. I have added a link to this in the post as well as in the recipe card. Thanks!

  17. Anonymous October 4, 2019 at 8:55 am - Reply


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