Slow Cooker Citrus Marinated Pork Chops {recipe}

If you are looking for a way to stretch your budget with your groceries, buying pork chops is a good way to do it.  The problem is, I have struggled with finding pork chop recipes that I really enjoy.  It seems that most of them leave the meat dry and tough.  If you have kids you know that this is not going to go over well with them!  I finally found a recipe that really works well when you are working with pork chops.  The best news is that it is a slow cooker recipe from Ninja!  Even if you don’t have a Ninja Cooking system you can accomplish this recipe in your slow cooker.  Your pork chops will come out moist and very flavorful.  Both boys ate them up!

Slow Cooker Citrus Marinated Pork Chops {recipe}

Slow Cooker Citrus Marinated Pork Chops {recipe}

This recipe could also be done by letting the meat marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours. The reality is that busy moms just don't have time for all of that sometimes. I wanted you to know that it works to not marinate it as well. Also, remember that pork chops cook pretty quick and will become dry fast so I would not recommend leaving them in any longer than 5 hours.


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped (original recipe called for 8, but I thought it was over kill)
  • 8 strips orange and lemon zest
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 boneless pork chops (the thicker the more juicier they will be)


  1. If you have the Ninja cooking system, set your Ninja to stove top and brown the pork chops on both sides (about 5 minutes). If you don't have the system just brown your pork chops like normal in a pan. I sprayed mine down with cooking oil before browning.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a separate bowl and then pour into your slow cooker.
  3. Add the pork chops to the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours.


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Felicia Carter is founder and managing editor of Go Grow Go. Her philosophy is to simplify, save, grow and go! Her home is generally full of DIY projects, crafts, yummy baked goods and lots of love. Felicia is also a wife, mom of 2 boys and nationally certified counselor. You can always find her near the chocolate or the coffee pot.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe. We eat pork chops about every month or so and just bought some yesterday while at the grocery store. We actually have a Ninja Cooking System and use it often. My favorite meal that I make in the Ninja is Pizza Pasta with Pepperoni. YUM!

  2. I don’t have the Ninja but I hear such good things about it! This recipe looks good (I especially like the orange/lemon zest combo in it), thanks for sharing.

  3. This is awesome…I just bought some boneless pork chops and was wondering what new recipe I could try out…I’ve never tried anything like this!

  4. Michelle S says:

    I will have to try this out. I haven’t ate much pork in my life, but when I do I use Leeks and Apples! This sounds a little good, except without the orange zest..yuck!

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