Yes! You can have super tender pork chops from your Instant Pot! Then use the broth to make a delicious pour over gravy that is full of flavor. You won’t believe how easy this Instant Pot pork chops and gravy recipe is to make. Let me show you how to make the best chops you’ll ever eat.
I have tried a lot of recipes in my instant pot but none have surprised me as much as my pork chop recipe. It surprised me for 2 reasons. One – that the pork chops came out super tender and I didn’t even need a knife to cut them. I was able to cut them with my fork.
And two – a lot of other people were on the search for an easy Instant Pot pork chop recipe too! Anytime I share my pork chop recipe it gets rave reviews and tons of comments. I’m not saying this to toot my own horn, but to share that people love their chops. So I took my basic pork chop recipe and jazzed it up with a super simple homemade gravy.
What are pork chops and gravy?
This is a quick dinner that you can make on a busy weeknight. It’s boneless or bone in pork chops, cooked in your Instant Pot and then uses the leftover broth as a gravy. Cornstarch is used to thicken the broth and is then poured over the extra tender pork chops. It’s fast, easy and delicious.
Instant Pot pork chops and gravy ingredients
Yes, this recipe is quick but the best part is you don’t need any ingredients or anything super fancy for this dish. You will need:
- Pork chops
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Olive oil
- Chicken broth
Pork chops – Boneless or bone- in chops work in this recipe. The cook time and everything stays the same.
Spices – These are basic spices that I use for most of my meals. They give the meat a good flavor without being overpowering. Feel free to adjust the spices to your taste.
Olive oil – This is used to grease the inner pot. You can also use butter instead.
Chicken broth – You need a liquid in the pot to cook your pork chops. Chicken broth provides a nice flavor and makes a great gravy after.
Cornstarch – This will help thicken your broth and create the gravy after cooking. Cornstarch can be found in the baking aisle. You can also use arrowroot powder if you’d like.
How to make pork chops and gravy in the Instant Pot
This recipe is super simple and mimics my basic IP pork chop recipe. The only difference is at the end you save the broth and make the gravy.
Step 1: Press saute on your Instant Pot and add the olive oil. Season both sides of your pork chops and place them in the inner pot to brown. Brown each side, about 4 minutes each. Remove your pork chops.
Step 2: Pour in the chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the inner pot to remove any burnt on pieces. This is super important so that you don’t get a burn notice when you turn on your Instant Pot.
Step 3: Place your pork chops back in. You can put them directly in the chicken broth or you can place them on a trivet or steamer basket. It’s up to you.
Step 4: Place your lid on and seal your valve. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Allow to naturally release for 10 minutes and then remove any built up pressure. Remove your pork chops to a serving dish.
Step 5: Turn your Instant Pot back to saute. Mix together the cold water and cornstarch and add it your chicken broth. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken. Turn off. Serve pork chops and pour gravy over top.
Why are my instant pot pork chops tough?
This happens when you don’t allow the Instant Pot to naturally release first. Natural release allows the meat to become juicy and tender. You can also brine your pork chops in a salt water bath before if you’d like.
Can you put frozen pork in an Instant Pot?
You can! You would need to skip the saute portion of this recipe and place the frozen pork chops in the inner pot along with the chicken broth. Cook them for 15 minutes on high pressure. Allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes before you remove any extra pressure.
How long do you cook bone-in pork chops?
The cook time stays the same for thawed, bone-in pork chops.
Side dishes to add
Every good pork chop recipe needs a side dish or two. My favorite side dishes for these Instant Pot pork chops are:
How to store leftovers
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. These pork chops will keep for at least 4 days if properly stored.
Can I freeze these Instant Pot pork chops and gravy?
Once you cook these pork chops, you can freeze them for up to six months! Make sure you flash freeze them first and then you can freeze them long term. Flash freezing is when you freeze an item quickly at a low temperature so the air is circulating around the food item. I would make the gravy when you plan to eat them.
- 6 pork chops, boneless or bone-in
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoon cold water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add your olive oil to the inner pot.
- Season both sides of your pork chops and place them in the pot to brown. Brown each side for about 4 minutes. Remove from pot.
- Add your chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck on bits.
- Place the pork chops back in the Instant Pot. They can be placed directly in the chicken broth or on a trivet.
- Put the lid on, set the valve to sealing and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. When done cooking, allow the Instant Pot to come to natural pressure for 10 minutes before releasing any remaining pressure.
- Remove the pork chops and set them aside. Turn the saute function back on. Mix together the water and cornstarch and add to the pot.
- Allow the gravy to simmer until thickened. Turn off and serve with pork chops.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 pork chop and gravy
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g
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