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Pork Chop Brine Recipe

Learn how to brine pork chops with this flavorful pork chop brine recipe. It will infuse your pork chops with so much flavor and leave them tender and juicy! 

Prep: 45 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 45 minutes
Fat 0 Carbs 2 Protein 0
Yield 4 1x


  • 4 bone-in pork chops (~2-lbs.), ours were 1 ¼-inch thick
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ cup salt 
  • 1/4 cup apple juice 
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • Peel of a medium orange
  • 1 bay leaf 


  1. Pour water and salt into a large Pyrex measuring cup or bowl with a spout. Whisk the 2 ingredients together until the salt dissolves. 
  2. Add the apple juice, peppercorns, orange peel, and bay leaves to the brine and mix again. Set aside. 
  3. Prepare the pork chops by patting each pork chop with a paper towel and then score the fatty part of the pork chops a few times to avoid any bucking during the bake time. 
  4. Place the pork chops into a large gallon-size plastic bag or dish and pour the brine over the pork.
  5. Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. 

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition information does not include pork chops.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 7 Sugar: 2 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2 Fiber: 0 Protein: 0
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BrineMethod: No BakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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