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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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!

Yield: 8 servings

Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce

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!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Divide pork chops between two gallon sized plastic bags.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of chipotle sauce and set aside.
  4. Pour remaining chipotle sauce evenly over pork chops in the gallon bags.
  5. Seal, releasing air from bags, then massage bag with hands to distribute the sauce over the pork chops.
  6. Refrigerator up to 1 hour.
  7. Preheat grill on high. When it reaches 450 degrees, turn heat down to medium.
  8. Place pork chops with chipotle sauce on grill and cook 8-10 minutes, turning about halfway.
  9. Brush with reserved chipotle sauce during last few minutes of grilling.
  10. Internal temperature of grilled pork chops should be 145 degrees.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 pork chop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 32g
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.