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three smoked pork chops on a platter

Smoked Pork Chops

Easy recipe for juicy smoked pork chops. Chops are brined and slow smoked using oak wood.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: BBQ
Servings: 3
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Marwin Brown


  • Smoker


For the Pork Chops

  • 3 1 1/2-Inch thick Bone-In Pork Chops
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground garlic

For the Brine

  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and smash
  • Fresh Herbs thyme or oregano


For the brine

  • Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve.

For the Pork Chops

  • Brine the pork chops overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Remove chops from the fridge, pat dry using a paper towel, then season generously with the spice seasonings. Let chops reach room temperature.
  • Prepare smoker for indirect grilling.
  • Smoke pork chops at 250 degrees for about 45 minutes or slightly longer depending on smoker. Chops should be at an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Feel free to remove them at 140 degrees as they will continue to cook off the grill and reach desired temperature.


  • Choose bone-in chops as they’re more flavorful
  • The thicker the chop the better when smoking
  • Cook time is relatively short so you have flexibility in the type of wood you use. 
  • After the chops are done cooking, let the chops rest 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a side of roasted brussels sprouts with grapes or simple bell pepper salad


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 13809mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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