This Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops recipe delivers fall-off-the-bone pork chops that melt in your mouth and will have everyone coming back for seconds!
Cooking With An Instant Pot
Have you heard of the Instant Pot yet? I recently discovered this amazing device that offers up the ability to pressure cook, saute, slow cook and more all in one handy appliance. I bought one off Amazon and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is my go-to for quick and easy dinners in no time. It makes cooking effortless. No really, it’s seriously amazing. It practically has a cult following now. Once you taste these easy Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops that are ready in about 10 minutes, I’ll make a believer out of you!
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Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops
I am notorious for planning out my weekly meals so my weeknights are organized and as effortless as possible. Every once in awhile though I’ll forget to take meat out of the freezer and I’ll have to work on the fly. Tonight we were supposed to be having BBQ ribs for dinner but I couldn’t find them in my overly stuffed freezer. I found bone in pork chops instead and set those out to thaw. I knew I could make them amazing with my Instant Pot but I couldn’t find a recipe for Instant Pot BBQ pork chops anywhere online!!! I knew I had to experiment and I wasn’t expecting amazing results.
Much to my surprise and delight, my pork chops turned out absolutely amazing!! They were fall off the bone tender and packed full of flavor. They were easily the most moist pork chops I have EVER eaten. With that in mind, I knew I better share this amazing Instant Pot BBQ pork chops recipe ASAP! I can’t be the only one struggling to find an amazing Instant Pot BBQ pork chops recipe!
How To Make BBQ Pork Chops in your Instant Pot
First I took 4 (mostly) thawed bone-in pork chops and seasoned them with Rub Some Butt BBQ Seasoning. I set my Instant Pot to saute and added 2 Tbsp olive oil and let it get hot. I then browned the pork chops on both sides, one at a time.
Once all pork chops are browned, remove final pork chop from the pot and set aside. Add 1 1/2 cups chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon to deglaze your pot. Add the browned pork chops back to the Instant Pot. Add a squirt of your favorite BBQ sauce to the pot, but don’t add much. This just adds in some flavor while they cook. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet ‘N Spicy BBQ sauce.
*Note: since making these previously I had a look at the ingredient label on the Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce and saw the first ingredient was high fructose corn syrup! We switched over to Annie’s Spicy organic BBQ sauce instead and it tastes just as great without all the icky ingredients! We buy it from Thrive Market which offers it at an unbeatable price. Get 15% off your entire order and free shipping if you use my link!
Now turn off the Instant Pot to stop the saute function and then choose manual. Set it to 10 minutes. Ensure your pressure valve is set to “sealing”. Now sit back and wait while your pork chops are cooked to falling apart perfection! If your pork chops are boneless or are completely thawed then reduce time by 2-3 minutes. If you are cooking more pork chops you don’t need to adjust the time, but be sure you keep it below the “fill” line.
Once the Instant Pot completes the 10 minutes turn it off and allow it to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. Then if you are in a hurry you can quick release any remaining pressure. Transfer the pork chops to a baking sheet and baste them in BBQ sauce. Place them under the broiler on high for 2-3 minutes until BBQ sauce gets caramelized and bubbly. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Print the Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops Recipe:
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Rub Some Butt BBQ Seasoning or your favorite pork seasoning
- Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'N Spicy BBQ Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- Season both sides of pork chop with your favorite pork seasoning (I use "Rub Some Butt BBQ Seasoning).
- Turn Instant Pot pressure cooker to "Saute" option and add olive oil. Allow to get hot and then brown your pork chops on both sides, working them one at a time and removing them to a pan.
- Once all pork chops have been browned add in chicken broth to pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan.
- Add pork chops back into pot, with chicken broth. Add a squirt (2 Tbsp or so) of BBQ sauce into the pot.
Place lid on and set the Instant Pot to "Manual" 10 minutes. Allow pressure cooker to count down and finish cooking, then turn it off. Allow pressure to naturally release. After ten minutes you may release any remaining pressure and remove lid. If you release pressure immediately it will dry out the pork chops so resist the urge to release pressure before 10 minutes have passed.
- Remove pork chops and place them on a baking sheet. Baste with BBQ sauce and place under oven broiler on high for 2-3 minutes until caramelized and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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