Tender and Flavorful Chuletas – Simple and Satisfying Recipe

Discover the ultimate Chuletas recipe that’s both easy and authentic. These flavorful pork chops are perfect for any meal and can be made in just a few simple steps.

Chuletas are a popular pork dish that is loved throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. They are made with thick, bone-in pork chops that are seasoned and cooked to perfection. In this recipe, we will show you how to make the ultimate Chuletas that are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make. Whether you are looking for a delicious dinner option or a new recipe to try, this Chuletas recipe is sure to please.


  • 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the pork chops and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) for baked Chuletas or heat up a skillet on medium-high heat for pan-fried Chuletas.
  3. Place the pork chops on the grill or in the pan, and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C). If baking, place the pork chops in a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C). If pan-frying, heat up the skillet and place the pork chops on the pan, cooking for about 5-7 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  4. Remove the pork chops from the grill, oven, or pan and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with lime wedges for a fresh burst of flavor.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Make sure to let the pork chops marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the pork chops are cooked to a safe temperature.
  • For a more authentic Caribbean taste, you can add some hot sauce or scotch bonnet peppers to the marinade.


  • Grilled Chuletas: Follow the recipe as written, but cook the pork chops on a grill over medium-high heat for an authentic grilled flavor.
  • Pan-fried Chuletas: Heat up a skillet on medium-high heat and cook the pork chops until they are cooked through and golden brown on each side.
  • Baked Chuletas: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and bake the pork chops in a baking dish for about 25-30 minutes or until they are cooked through.

Chuletas are a delicious and easy-to-make pork dish that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe is a great starting point to explore the world of Chuletas and make this flavorful dish your own. With different variants like grilling, pan-frying or baking, you can find the perfect cooking method for your taste. Enjoy these juicy and flavorful pork chops with your favorite sides for a perfect dinner.

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