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Perfect Smoked Thick Cut Pork Chops | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Perfect Smoked Thick Cut Pork Chops

These smoked chops are tender, juicy, and loaded with flavor. Best of all - this isn't a complicated grilling recipe to master at all!
Course Main Course
Cuisine barbeque
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 288kcal


  • grill
  • 1 Chimney starter
  • Charcoal
  • Wood chunks
  • Grilling Skewers
  • Grilling tongs
  • Grilling Gloves


  • 4 pork chops bone-in, thick-cut about 1 ½" thick
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 6 tbsp Sweet tangy barbecue sauce of choice


Prep the Grill

  • Get your charcoal started in your chimney starter.
  • For a kettle grill: Arrange a disposable aluminum pan in the center area of the grate for the coals.
  • When the coals have a nice layer of ash on them, arrange them on either side of the pan. Add a few chunks of wood to the embers.
  • Nestle the top cooking grate in place.
  • Clean and oil the cooking grate and cover.

Prep the Pork

  • Pat the chops dry and season with salt and pepper.
  • Using 2 long metal kebob skewers, skewer the chops through the thick middle.
  • Slide each chop on and space out evenly on skewers, about an inch apart.

Smoked the Pork

  • Place the chops, bone side down, standing upright on the grill (your kebob skewelers should be parralell with the grate).
  • Cover and cook until the chops temp at 120 degrees F, about 30 minutes.
  • Carefully, remove the chops from the kebob skewers and brush with barbecue sauce.
  • Arrange the chops, sauce side down, over the direct heat of the coals (around the edges) and grill 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Brush with more sauce and flip to sear the other side another 2 to 4 minutes. Chops are done when they temp 140 degrees.
  • Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before dishing out with additional sauce if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 288kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 581mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg