These Smoked Pork Chops are easy to make & come out flavorful and juicy - plus they're Whole30 compatible! A wet brine is used to keep the pork chops from getting dry, then they're covered in a spice rub & cooked on a pellet grill or smoker.


Brine: – 2 cups apple juice, Whole30 compatible – 2 cups water – 1/4 cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt Chops: – 1 lb boneless pork chops  – 3/4 tsp kosher salt – 1/2 tsp smoked paprika – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – 1/4 tsp onion powder – 1 tsp oil, avocado or olive

Make the brine by combining the apple juice, water, and 1/4 cup kosher salt into a large container. Whisk together to dissolve the salt.

Place the pork chops into the brine. Cover the container and refrigerate for 1 to 1.5 hours.

When done brining, take the pork chops out and dry them off with a paper towel.

Measure out the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and 3/4 tsp kosher salt and combine in a bowl.

Pour the oil over all of the pork chops and rub with your fingers to cover the chops. While you're prepping the pork, preheat your pellet grill to 225F.

Sprinkle the rub on both sides of all the pork chops then rub it in with your fingers.

Place the pork chops on the grill. Cook for 45 minutes then check the temperature.

If you have a meat probe, set it to 145F. If not, check the chops after the 45 minutes are up and remove once the internal temperature is 145F.

Remove the chops from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

How long do you cook pork chops for?

You want to cook pork chops until they reach an internal temp of 145 degrees F. Pork chops can dry out easily so to avoid that you'll need to monitor their temperature.