If you haven’t tried coke marinade on pork chops you are missing out. These Easy Baked Pork Chops are so tender and packed with flavor. This recipe is sure to impress the entire family and leave the kids asking for more.

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Easy Baked Pork Chops

I am always looking for ways to fix pork chops. We always seem to grill pork chops or make them in the slow cooker. But if not cooked right, they can turn out dry. So when I discovered that I could marinate pork chops in coke, I knew I had to try it.

When combining the two main ingredients: coca-cola and BBQ sauce, I was amazed on how flavorful these pork chops turned out. I love it when recipes include easy ingredients and this recipe is no exception.

Coke marinated Pork Chops in oven:

Cooking the pork chops in the oven with the marinade made these porks chops turn out so juicy and full of flavor. I really like that the coke tenderizes the meat so it literally melts in your mouth.

This is definitely a meal that I can put together quickly and head out the door. I usually cook everything in my instant pot or crock pot, but occasionally I like to use my oven and this recipe is at the top of my list.

The entire family will love these baked boneless pork chops.

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Easy Pork Chop Marinade:

This marinade is so easy to prepare. Plus, you probably already have all the easy marinade ingredients. Using what you have at home, saves you time and money.

It is easy to prepare the marinade in a gallon size plastic bag, add your favorite meat and place in the freezer for later use. I will even, place the pork chops in a baggie and let it marinade while I am at work.

You can also throw this marinade in the crockpot with your meat of choice and cook on low for 4-6 hours. So many options with so few ingredients.

I love it and know your family will too! 

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How do I make tender pork chops in the oven?

This coke marinade makes the pork so very tender. You are going to be pleasantly surprised how amazing this pork chop recipe is. Our entire family loves when I cook pork chops. These oven baked pork chops are out of this world.

Making sure that you cook the pork chops in the right amount of time keeps the pork chops from getting dry. I think using a marinade such as this coca-cola marinade keeps them tender and flavorful.

This is one of the best pork chop recipes!

ingredients for coke marinade - pork chops, bbq sauce, and seasonings.

Ingredients for Tender Baked Pork Chops:

  • Pork Chops
  • Coca Cola
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

How long to bake pork chops:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.
  • Place the pork chops in a baking pan.
  • Whisk together the cola, barbecue sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper in small bowl.
close up image of the marinade being mixed together with a whisk in a clear bowl.
  • Pour this mixture over the pork chops.
  • Then bake your pork chops until they have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
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How long to cook your marinated Pork Chops?

It will depend on thick your pork chop. I like to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the pork chops are cooked through. Here is a general rule to follow when cooking the pork chops.

  • Cook pork chops in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature of 145 degrees F is reached for the pork chops. You might have to continue baking if temperature hasn’t reach 145 degrees F.
  • Switch the oven to the broiler setting and broil for 3-5 minutes to brown the tops of the pork chops slightly.
  • Remove the pork from the pan.
  • Serve with a little extra sauce if you like. Enjoy!

Keep in mind that thin boneless pork chop recipes usually require less baking time so you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly

Variations to Coke Marinated Pork Chops:

We love recipes that we can change based on our dietary needs or what we have in the pantry. This recipe is no exception.

  • Occasionally we will add some brown sugar to the marinade. We love the combination of the BBQ sauce and brown sugar. It really gives it a slight sweetness that is perfect with these pork chops.
  • You can add in a splash of soy sauce.
  • Try adding some worcestershire sauce.
  • One of my friends adds in a splash of lemon juice.

As you can see, use what you have in your pantry and mix things up.

This is one of the best pork chop recipes!

Close up image of pork chops covered in marinade with a side of mashed potatoes and salad on a white plate.

What to serve with pork chops:

There are so many different options when having sides with pork chops. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Serve with a simple green salad.
  • It is also really good with Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus.
  • Mashed Potatoes and a side of steamed broccoli.
  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese is always a huge hit at my house.

What pan to use for baking? 

This recipe is perfect in a 9×13 casserole dish.

I use the disposable pans if I’m taking this delicious dinner to someone.  It is a delicious recipe to take to someone recovering from surgery or with a new baby.

It’s nice to just be able to toss the dish when they are done. We also love they don’t have to worry about trying to get it back to you.

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Can I use other meats with this marinade?

This coke marinade is so versatile and can be used on different cuts of pork or other meats.

  • It be amazing on pork tenderloin.
  • Bone-in Pork chops
  • Boneless Chicken Breast – We like using this marinade on chicken and the grilling it. It keeps the chicken so juicy.

Give it a try and let us know what you think. It really is a delicious marinade and you are going to love it.

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Easy Baked Pork chops marinated with coke

4.89 from 9 votes
Coke marinade makes the most delicious and Easy Baked Pork Chop Recipe. Easy baked pork chops are tender and flavorful. This meal is sure to impress. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main
Calories 298
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1/2 cup Cola Product
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the pork chops in a baking pan.
  • Whisk together cola, barbecue sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the pork chops.
  • Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Switch to the broiler setting and broil for 3-5 minutes to brown the top slightly.
  • Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can serve with extra barbecue sauce if you prefer.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 298kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 29g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 749mg, Potassium 615mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 113IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 26mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Made this tonight. It was fast easy and I hade everything on hand. Oh and it was good! ; ) Thanks

  2. I just tried posting a comment but I’m not sure it went through. I wanted to know if I could use a diet cola since I’m watching my sugar.