Instant Pot pork chops are an easy dinner recipe that comes out juicy every time. These pork chops make a great base for dinner and save time and oven safe in the kitchen. Let me show you how to make these easy pork chops.
What do you do when you get tired of Instant Pot chicken and beef recipes? You add some pork to your weekly meal plan! These Instant Pot pork chops come together quick and free up space in the oven for side dishes or even desserts!
What are instant pot boneless pork chops?
When it comes to my Instant Pot, I’m willing to try almost anything in them. These Instant Pot boneless pork chops come out so tender! Instant Pot pork chops are a thick cut pork chop that is seared in the Instant Pot and finished on high pressure. They might not save you much time, but they do free up the oven for other things.
These pork chops are also healthy for you as well as gluten free and low carb.
Boneless pork chop ingredients
After a day with the family, sometimes you don’t want to cook, you want something else to do the cooking for you. With boneless pork chops, your job couldn’t be any easier. Put that Instant Pot to work for your family and make something delicious. Here is a breakdown of the ingredients used in this dish.
- Boneless, thick-cut boneless pork chops
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Chicken broth
Pork chops – There are many benefits to eating pork chops for dinner. One of the biggest benefits is the fact that lean pork is so good for you! They are a leaner meat that is great for you and your family. You will need a thick cut pork chop for this recipe. Thin cut or bone-in chops will require a different cooking time.
Italian seasoning – You can pick up Italian seasoning anywhere you go. You don’t need it to be fancy or expensive. But you can pick some up to make for meals like this. It’s an inexpensive ingredient to add to your foods. You can also try your hand at homemade Italian seasoning to have on hand too.
Garlic powder – While I love using real garlic in my dishes, I also enjoy using garlic powder. I love the taste of garlic in my dishes. Let’s not forget how much of a powerhouse garlic powder is in the flavor department.
Extra virgin olive oil – You need a high heat oil because you will use it to sear the pork chops. EVOO is the perfect oil for this but plain olive oil works as well.
How to make pork chops in the instant pot
If you’re going to make an easy instant pot dinner and you have boneless pork chops, you should try these Instant Pot Boneless pork chops. Honestly, you’re going to wonder why you have never made these before! Here is a break down of how to make these.
Step 1 – Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside.
Step 2 – Add olive oil to Instant Pot® and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add half the pork chops and brown on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side.
Step 3 – Transfer chops to a plate and repeat process with remaining chops.
Step 4 – Turn unit “off” and add the chops and chicken broth. Using a wooden spoon, scrap off any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.”
Step 5 – Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set cook time to 10 minutes. When done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
Step 6 – Remove lid and transfer chops to a serving platter.
How to cook bone-in pork chops
This recipe is for boneless, thick cut pork chops. To cook bone-in pork chops you actually follow the same recipe! Sear your pork chops and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Easy peasy!
How to store leftovers
In order to make leftover pork chops last, you’ll need to store them in an airtight container. While in the container, the Instant Pot pork chops will last up to 4 days.
Can I freeze pork chops?
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 curculating around the food item.
Side dish ideas
These pork chops are great main dish for an dinner. You will want to add a side to make a full meal. I would recommend:
- Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
- Instant Pot Macaroni Salad
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Green Beans
- Instant Pot Rice
- 6 6-oz. boneless, thick-cut boneless pork chops
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1½ cup chicken broth
1.Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside.
2.Add olive oil to Instant Pot® and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add half the pork chops and brown on each side, approximately 3 minutes per side. Transfer chops to a plate and repeat process with remaining chops.
3.Turn unit “off” and add the chops and chicken broth. Add the lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.” Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set cook time to 10 minutes. When done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
4.Remove lid and transfer chops to a serving platter.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 427mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 46g
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