Instant Pot Pork Chops – A Pressure Cooker Kitchen
Instant Pot pork chops are prepared in just 30 minutes and are an easy weekday meal that can be combined with any side dish. This easy meal will quickly become one of your favorite dinners.
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You may not have considered making pork chops in Instant Pot before, but it’s actually one of the easiest and best ways to cook them. Instead of frying them on the stove and making a mess out of the splattered grease, put them in the instant pot for a smooth meal.
There are two ways to make pork chops in the Instant Pot. You can use the stir fry mode to give them some sealing before pressure cooking, or if you’re in a hurry, you can skip the stir-fry step and simply pressure cook. You can even cook them frozen.
Either way, they turn out tender and ready to eat in just 30 minutes. I prefer to seal them first because it adds to the flavor and looks more appealing, but if you’re going to serve them with a sauce, it won’t make as much difference. After trying this recipe, you’ll also want to try these ranchero pork chops cooked in the instant pot.
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- 4 boneless pork chops (about 6 ounces each, 1 – 1 1/2″ thick). You can also use bone chops. If your chops are thicker, they may take an extra minute to cook. Check here if you need a pork roast recipe.
- Garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and ground
- Water Cooking oil
This cooking method is very simple. You don’t even need to thaw frozen pork chops to cook them in the Instant Pot. If you cook them frozen, you only need to add 2 minutes to the cooking time.
How to cook pork chops in the
For best results, buy boneless pork chops that are at least 1 inch thick with a little marbling, but not a large layer of fat around the edges. A small amount of grease will render well in the Instant Pot, but a thick layer really needs to be scorched for it to come out well.
Season pork chops with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and ground black pepper.
Heat the instant pot in sautéed mode until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Place the pork chops in the pot and seal them for 2-3 minutes per side. Turn off the stir-fry mode and remove the chops from the inner pot.
Pour a cup of water. Scrape off any brown pieces from the bottom. If you skip this step, your Instant Pot may yell at you with the message Record.
Place the pork chops in the inner pot. You can stack them on top of each other, if there are too many for one layer.
Lock the lid and place the vent in seal. Press the snap cook button and set the timer to 5 minutes. When the time is up, allow a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then release the remaining pressure.
How to cook frozen pork chops
You can cook the pork chops
in the instant frozen pot. You just won’t be able to get a stamp on them first. Just cook the pork chops as you normally would, but add 2 minutes of extra time to the cooking. That’s really all it takes. Nothing more special than you need to do.
If you’re cooking extra thick pork chops, such as 2″ bone chops, you may need to add 2 minutes to cook well, but I think 5 minutes is perfect almost always.
How to serve instant pork chops These pork chops
are very tender and ready to eat. You can place them directly on the plate and eat them as is. They are lightly seasoned, so they go with everything.
If you have leftovers, you can freeze them to reheat them later. Cooked pork chops will freeze well for at least a month and can be taken out and reheated in the Instant Pot for 5 minutes, or reheated in the microwave.
What to serve with pork chops
Why use an instant pot?
The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, as it drastically reduces cooking time to develop flavors in soups and stews, get hard cuts of tender meat, and even bake a cheesecake. And there are plenty of accessories to help you get more out of your Instant Pot.
If you don’t already have one, check out our guide on which one to buy. See also our guide on how to use an Instant Pot for more information.
- cook up to 12 pieces of pork in the instant pot at the same time with this recipe, no extra time is necessary. Just make sure you don’t exceed the maximum fill line. And add more seasoning so that all pork chops get a good amount.
- You don’t need to thaw frozen pork chops to cook them in the Instant Pot. If you cook them frozen, you only need to add 2 minutes to the cooking time.
- You can stack pork chops on top of each other, if there are too many for one layer.
- Make sure the instant pot is warm before adding the pork chops. This will help to get a good seal in the meat.
- The recommended internal temperature to ensure meat is safe to eat is 145°F to 160°F.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are pork chops cooked
in the instant pot?
In this recipe seal the pork chops for 2-3 minutes on each side and then cook under pressure for 5 minutes. When you are finished cooking leave a natural pressure release of 5 minutes and then manually release the remaining pressure.
What’s the best way to cook pork chops so they’re not dry?
Burning pork chops before cooking helps retain moisture and prevents them from drying out. Also, try not to overcook them. The leaner the pork chop, the faster it will dry. Choose a well-marbled pork chop because the fat will keep it moist.
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