For maximum flavor, I prefer cooking them with the bone on. You can also make Instant Pot boneless pork chops using this same method.
How Long To Cook Pork Chops In Instant Pot
Pork Chops can vary in the pressure cooker based on size, thickness and of course marbling. You will need to vary the cooking time slightly if you have different cuts of pork chops.
I use chops about 3/4″ to 1″ thick with bone in. Just like roast chicken, bone in meat is tender and has tons of flavor. If you have (or can get) pork steaks (which is my favorite cut) they come out melt in your mouth tender but you’ll need to add a little bit of time if they’re thick. I personally wouldn’t recommend thin cut (1/4″) pork chops in the pressure cooker.
- Bone-In Center Cut Chops about 15-18 minutes (15min for 3/4″ thick and 18 min for 1″ thick).
- Boneless Loin Chops I cook to 8-10 minutes.
- Pork Steaks: Pork steaks 1″ thick need about 20 minutes, they come out very tender.
If you have frozen pork chops and are pressed for time, you can make Instant Pot frozen pork chops but you’ll need to add about 5 minutes or so extra. Skip the searing step. Be aware that the Instant Pot will take longer to come up to pressure when you are starting from frozen.
How to Make Pork Chops in the Pressure Cooker
Pork chops in Instant Pot are pretty easy to make!
- Season the pork chops and brown them on sauté. (I sometimes do this in a pan to make it extra quick).
- IMPORTANT: Remove chops and add broth/water and deglaze the pan very well (scrape all bits off the bottom). Any bits left can cause the dreaded burn notice.
- Cook according to directions and allow the Instant Pot to naturally release 10 minutes.
To Thicken Gravy:
- Make a cornstarch slurry with equal amounts cornstarch/water.
- Set the Instant Pot to Sauté.
- When juices are simmering, add the slurry a little bit at a time to thicken.
What to Make With Pork Chops
Use the juices that remain in the bottom of your Instant Pot to make a tasty sauce or gravy. You could add a ¼ cup of red wine and a tablespoon or two of butter. Simmer for a few minutes until it has reduced by half. One of the Instant Pot pork chop recipes that my family loves the most is Instant Pot ranch pork chops. This recipe yields an especially tasty sauce – just add some ranch seasoning mix to the gravy!
Pork chops are the perfect comfort food for a hearty meat n’ potatoes dinner. They pair well with mashed or Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes. A fresh Italian salad, roasted green beans, or steamed broccoli will make your meal nutritionally complete and delicious.
What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops
Leftover Instant Pot pork chops will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days. They will keep for one month in the freezer.
If you make Instant Pot boneless pork chops you will find leftovers very easy to dice, shred or slice into strips for stir fries, salad toppings or in a casserole.
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Instant Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
Instant Pot pork chops are always tender and juicy. We love serving this easy pork chops recipe with a side of mashed potatoes or egg noodles!
Season pork chops with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Turn Instant Pot on to SAUTEE. Add oil.
Brown pork chops in batches, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from Instant Pot and set aside.
Add 1 cup broth to the Instant Pot and scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. (Deglaze well to avoid getting a burn notice).
In order, add sliced mushrooms, chopped onion, browned pork chops. Top with mushroom soup and parsley.
Seal the lid and turn the Instant Pot to HIGH pressure for 15 minutes (it will take about 15 minutes to reach pressure).
Once done, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. Release any remaining pressure.
Remove pork chops from the gravy and set aside.
Combine remaining broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Turn the Instant Pot on to SAUTEE to bring gravy to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture a little bit at a time to reach desired consistency.
Serve pork chops over mashed potatoes with gravy.
Calories: 455, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 52g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 151mg, Sodium: 254mg, Potassium: 1265mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 4.9mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1.6mg
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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