Best Grilled Pork Chops with Pico de Gallo – Low Carb | Gluten Free

Posted by on July 19, 2014 in Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes, Main Dishes | 0 comments

Best Grilled Pork Chops with Pico de Gallo – Low Carb | Gluten Free

Sometimes I think people are very intimidated by grilling, but it’s one of the most simple ways to make quick and fabulous low carb keto proteins in mere minutes. Join Fluffy Chix Cook as they show you the secret to moist low carb keto grilled pork chops with a knock out fresh sauce.








Ask yourself this…how often have you wanted to make succulent grilled pork chops? Do your pork chops turn out dry and mealy? Almost throat-shreddingly dry? Well folks the secret to perfectly cooked low carb keto pork chops is fearlessness in the face of grilling.

Own your grill! Know its hotspots. Know how hot it gets at different temps on the knobs. (Of course this is all propane talk…because coal fires are a separate class.) When we talk about grilling steaks or chops, it’s always a super-hot and super-fast process.

Recipe for Grilling Success

Screaming Hot Fire + Ice Cold Seasoned Meat + Precision Timing = Repeatable Success

That’s it. That’s the Fluffy Chix Cook secret. It’s repeatable. It’s consistent. We have accurate expectations and low carb keto couple bliss, because no one is carping at the other about the dry, over-cooked burnt offering on their plate.


Grill Timing for Pork Chops (Bone-in or Boneless-Center Cut)

  • The secret timing for pork chops about ½-inch thick is 4-5 minutes over screaming hot, direct heat (ie. Ignite or highest setting on the grill).
  • The secret timing for pork chops about ¾-inch thick is 4 minutes over screaming hot, direct heat + 2 minutes on indirect heat (the side opposite the fire) with the lid down, fire side set to ignite.
  • The secret timing for pork chops about 1-inch thick is 4-6 minutes over screaming hot, direct heat + 4 minutes on indirect heat (the side opposite the fire) with the lid down, fire side set to ignite.




So be fearless in front of your fire. Become a grilling legend in your house. This recipe will be some of the best tasting 15 minutes you’ve ever spent making a slab of meat. You can use this technique with chicken, lamb, game, or steak. And while you’re at it, why not double the recipe and make an extra grilled pork chop for leftovers?

If you’re looking for a great, grilled steak recipe, check out this one! It’s pure low carb keto steak-tacular love!



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Oh and just in case you think it takes a lot of money to own a grill, think again. We’ve made just as terrific grilled offerings with a $29.00 (on sale for 25% off)  Weber Smokey Joe Silver (Charcoal Grill) as we have using a big boy model. We currently use a Char Broil 65,000 BTU 6-Burner Grill. We love the grilling power and having 6 burners (1 is a sear burner), but we absolutely hate having to replace the interior. So far we’ve rebuilt the interior two times in less than 2 years. Rust everywhere! Our next grill purchase will be a Weber Genesis S-330 (has a side burner and a searing station), 38,000 BTU. It’s supposed to be super-solid and not have a problem with rusting. But don’t forget to order the grill cover if you’re planning on dropping that kind of scratch. Oh and by the way, it is on sale right now for over $100 off with free shipping. We have used Weber products for many years, in fact our Dad’s used them too, so we have more faith in them than the later versions of the Char Kings. (Old Char Kings=Awesome; New Char Kings=Much Less Than Awesome).


Best Grilled Pork Chops with Pico de Gallo – Low Carb | Gluten Free

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 recipe (about 4-5oz cooked plus pico)

Calories per serving: 507

Fat per serving: 42g

Best Grilled Pork Chops with Pico de Gallo – Low Carb | Gluten Free

This dish tastes so light and refreshing. You will look like a kitchen rock star and like you spent hours creating and cooking.


    For Pork Chop
  • 1 pork chop
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • For Pico
  • 4-5 grape tomatoes, cut into 6-8 pieces each (about 1 ounce)
  • 1/2 ounce red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile pepper, chopped with seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime wedge, squeezed over combined veggies, discard rind and pith
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. Combine all pico ingredients. Stir to combine. Salsa can be made up to 2 hours ahead and stored in the fridge. It can be made earlier, but the veggies will not be as crisp.
  2. Preheat grill on ignite for 5 minutes with the lid closed. Season chop on both sides with spices and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Grill thin loin chop over direct heat on ignite for 2 minutes per side. Alternate lid up and lid down at 1 minute increments. Turn after 2 minutes. This will cook a total of 4-5 minutes. Check for doneness at 4 minutes. If it needs longer, flip and cook 30 seconds per side until 5 total cooking minutes is reached. Remove from fire and serve topped with fresh pico.


This type of meal is a favorite in the Fluffy roost. It's so easy to whip up at a moment’s notice and from start to finish takes about 15-17 minutes start to finish. I'd give it a Top Chef rating.

Serving Ideas Serve with a little avocado and a cabbage slaw vinaigrette.

Nutritional Information

Pork Chop Only: 355 Calories; 28g Fat (72.6% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Effective Carbs

Pico de Gallo Only: 151 Calories; 14g Fat (77.3% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 7g Effective Carbs

Per Serving Pork Chop with Pico: 507 Calories; 42g Fat (74.1% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Effective Carbs

(You may see a discrepancy where each part does not total the sum of the dish. I believe this happens due to rounding decimal portions in MasterCook 9.0. The difference is certain to be less than 0.5g of carbs for this to happen.) I would simply ignore that they don't add up and if eating the whole dish, use the total numbers. If using only a part form the dish, use the part totals.)

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