Champagne Vinaigrette Marinated Pork Chops

Champagne Vinaigrette Marinated Pork Chops is a simple marinade recipe that doubles as a dressing for your salad. It’s an easy way to pack flavor into every bite, grilling up tender, juicy pork chops every single time.

champagne vinaigrette marinated pork chops

If you’re on the hunt for a simple pork chop recipe to grill, without a long marinating time, and is packed with flavor, this is it!

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Champagne Vinaigrette is used with Worcestershire sauce where the pork chops take a little dip. They only need a couple of hours at most to pack the flavor in.

Grill up the pork chops and serve with your favorite Autumn Salad for a complete meal that is sure to please everyone.

How to Make Champagne Vinaigrette Marinated Pork Chops

easy grilled pork chops

First, let’s gather the ingredients we’ll need for this easy pork chop recipe.

You’ll need the Champagne Vinaigrette. It’s a simple salad dressing recipe, like this Prosecco Vinaigrette, but uses champagne vinegar instead.

This simple vinaigrette is the usual suspect of any “French” vinaigrette:

Acid: We’re using Champagne Vinegar here, but you could use white wine vinegar, prosecco, red wine, or even balsamic.

pork chops with champagne vinairgrette marinade

Fat: Olive oil is the choice of salad dressing fat. But, you could use something with a neutral flavor like vegetable oil, if you’re into it.

Mustard: You want the mustard to emulsify everything together. A hearty Dijon mustard binds everything together and keeps the herbs suspended without letting them fall to the bottom with every pour.

Herbs: I love using dried Tarragon or an herb blend like Parisian Herbes from Penzey’s Spices.

champagne vinaigrette

Sweetener: I love using Maple Syrup in this dressing recipe, with its autumnal notes that complement the full recipe so well.

Other additions: Finely diced shallots, you can also use dried shallots if you have them. Shallots are in the allium family, and give a great onion flavor to anything they touch!

Shake this dressing up inside your OXO Salad Shaker, or a mason jar, or whisk in a bowl and serve over your salad all week long.

Mixing Up This Simple Marinade

So, you’ve got your salad dressing.

champagne marinated pork chops

For every four pork chops, we’ll use 3/4 cup of the dressing and 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce.

It sounds like a lot, but you want to pack the flavor in, so you can do a quick marinating time.

Just pour the dressing and W sauce over the pork chops in a container, and flip them around to coat evenly.

Let them hang out, covered, in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

When you’re ready to grill, remove them from the fridge half an hour before so the chill comes off.

Grilling Juicy Pork Chops

perfectly grilled pork chops

Preheat your grill to 400 degrees. If you’re using a gas grill, this is medium-high heat.

Allow your grill to heat for a good 10-15 minutes, so it’s really hot and ready for the pork chops.

Next, you’ll remove the pork chops from the marinade, and give them a gentle pat with a paper towel to remove any excess marinade.

Lay them onto the hot grill, at 2 pm, and let them cook, with the lid of the grill open. Grill for 3 minutes with the lid open.

After 3 minutes, turn your chops to 10 pm, and close the lid. Allow to cook an additional 2-3 minutes to get those grill marks we all know and love.

Open the grill, flip the chops over, and close the lid. Grill for 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pork chops.

These pork chops aren’t extra thick, just under an inch.

chopped autumn salad with roasted sweet potatoes

Remove from the grill and allow the chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving with your Chopped Autumn Salad!

I can’t wait for you to make this and share it with your people!

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champagne vinaigrette marinaded pork chops

Champagne Vinaigrette Marinated Pork Chops

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: american




  • 1/4 cup Champagne Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Diced Shallots
  • 1 TBS Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Dried Tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

PORK CHOP MARINADE, for every 4 Pork Chops:

  • 1/2 cup of the Champagne Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce



  1. In a salad shaker, mix up the vinaigrette.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette over the pork chops and 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Flip the chops around and coat evenly.
  4. Marinate for 1-2 hours, covered, in the fridge.
  5. 30 minutes before grilling remove from the fridge.
  6. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees, or medium-high heat.
  7. Pat the chops dry with a paper towel.
  8. Place the chops down at 2 pm on the hot grill, and leave the lid open for a 3-minute cook.
  9. After 3 minutes, turn the chops to 10 pm, close the lid, and grill for an additional 2-3 minutes, to get those yummy grill marks.
  10. Flip the chops over and grill for an additional 4 minutes, depending on how thick your chops are.
  11. Once the chops are cooked to your preference remove them from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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