Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops Recipe
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!
Do you have an Instant Pot?
If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet then I highly recommend choosing the Instant Pot Duo 7 in 1 Pressure Cooker. It has a 6 quart capacity and has the added yogurt function that the 6 in 1 model doesn’t include. Not only that, but you are able to buy it for the same price that I bought the lesser 6 in 1 model for at Christmas. I’m a little bit jealous that you’ll be getting an Instant Pot with an added function for the same price that I bought mine! And mine doesn’t make yogurt! If you’ve been hesitating to buy I can tell you that I love mine so much that I bought two! I use them so often that one of them stays on my counter permanently. You won’t regret it!
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:
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.
Pin the Instant Pot BBQ Pork Chops Recipe:
Accessories For Your Instant Pot:
These are some of our favorite accessories we use for our Instant Pot!
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000WInstant Pot Tempered Glass Lid, Stainless Steel Rim, for 5 Qt/L or 6 Qt/L ModelsInstant Pot Sealing Ring, Transparent White, for 5 Qt/L or 6 Qt/L ModelsInstant Pot Inner Pot, Stainless Steel with 3 Ply Bottom, for 6 Qt/L ModelsInstant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Springform Cake Pan with Tempered Glass Base, Premium Non-Stick SiliconeInstant Pot Silicone Mitts (Set of 2), Mini, RedInstant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Long Handled Silicone Trivet, fits 5,6 or 8Qt modelsThe Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy MealsInstant Pot Cookbook: Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Recipes For The Everyday HomePremium Vegetable Steamer Basket – 5.5-9.3Rub Some Butt Carolina Style Barbecue SeasoningRub Some Butt Carolina Style Barbecue Sauce
If you are new to cooking with your Instant Pot then we love this great 101 Instant Pot Recipes book!
These look amazing!
Thanks for sharing this week at the Merry Monday link party!
We hope to see you again next week!
Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com
I am reading your recipe……ad I noticed a few who’s pork chops were dry and tough. When I cook all meats…. and it is “done”, I check it to see if it “fall off the meat tender”…. If not, I simply cook ir some more…. till it IS tender.-
Perhaps this will help those gals!!!
Great tip, thanks Joella!
This is such and easy recipe and your Pork Chops turned out amazing. I bet they tasted good. I need an instant pot to make this recipe!
My family loves pork chops and these look super delicious!
Do you need to put the chops on a rack to cook?
You do not have to Lisa. You can if you wish but with the chicken broth in there they won’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
Sounds delish! I am completely new to the IP craze! You mention “mostly thawed” chops. Do you think the cooking time would be different if they were frozen? Thank you!!!
Honestly, I wouldn’t think it would be more than a couple of minutes in cooking time if they were frozen.
These look yummy! How would you adjust the time if you had boneless chops? Thank you!
For boneless chops I would follow all other instructions the same and reduce cooking time by 2-3 minutes.
What if I only have 2 boneless chops? How would I alter the time in the pot? Thanks!
I’d only cut the cooking time down by about 3 minutes for boneless and less chops.
How thick were your chops?
They were average size, just under 1/2 inch thick.
What do you think for time if I had 8 chops? I’m super new to this instant pot stuff, but the hubby wanted pork chops for dinner tonight!
For 8 chops, I would only increase by 2-3 minutes.
I had 6 about 1/2 inch, thawed pork chops and followed the instructions exactly. Much to my disappointment, they were so tough and chewy we could hardly eat them. It seems they were way over cooked!!
Did you allow the pressure to release naturally? If you do a quick release that can cause dried out meat. Other than that I’m not sure what went wrong for you.
Same. Very disappointing. It’s the first thing I have ever made in the insta pot. I did the natural release, if by natural release she means do nothing for 10 minutes, then release. That is what my manual says anyway. Dry as a bone. Had to throw them away. 6 very nice chops. I will say mine were completely thawed and I cooked for 10 minutes, as the recipe doesn’t say “partially frozen”. She refers to that in the body of the text, which I rarely read. Hard to believe 2 minutes could make that big a difference 😔
I found that cooking bone in chops, I used 4, you set the timer to “0” (yes, 0! It’s not a typo), and then let them naturally release for 8-10 mins. They come out perfect every time! I can’t stand chewy and tough chops, so these end up tender and easy to cut with a fork!
Thanks for sharing your tip!
Same. I had 4 boneless 1″ chops and cooked 8 minutes then natural release for 10…they were so dry we had to add bbq sauce on them but could barely eat them, even with the additional sauce. (They were thawed).
Yeah same here. Super dry and inedible. Don’t recommend this method.
I’m sorry to hear they didn’t work out for you.
I’m confused. What do you do with all the cooked broth afterwards?
Nothing. It is used to cook the chops in and helps add some more flavor to them. But after cooking, the broth is not used.
Hello I am new to the instant pot game. I want to make these Pork Chops and the potatoes that you have pictured. Could you give me a recipe for the potatoes? And could I cook both of them together?
You could cook them together but then the potatoes are going to be more of a bbq flavor. For these potatoes, I just peel, cut, boil in salted water and then toss in butter and parsley.
I made these for dinner tonight and they were SO DELICIOUS! All of my 5 kiddos ate 2-3 plates 🙂 I love my pressure cooker. Thank you for this great recipe.
I am so glad that your family loved them as much as we did. Thank you for your comment.
Made these last night and they were great! Next time I need to get the bone in chops and thicker sliced, but for once my chops did not dry out! I have pork chop troubles because it seems I always dry them out, but these were great! I look forward to making them again with bone-in. Thank you!!
Thank you for leaving a comment. I’m so glad that you enjoyed them.
For the chops should the cooker be on high pressure?
After sauteing them, I just set the pressure cooker to manual.
I set them to manual. The default for most manual settings is high. So yes, you should set it to high.
I made these for supper and they were very good! I had 6 bone in chops and my son had one that was thicker cut and he said it wasn’t as good as the first one he had, which was a thinner cut. This was my first IP meal that I made and I think it was a good choice!
Had 4bone in pork chops, and followed directions to a tea. For me, this was difficult as I always tweak a recipe. Husband said they were the best pork chops, and fell off the bone, but were very moist. ‘Thank you, thank you for sharing your recipe. Great meal for first timers. ‘This was my 3rd time using my IP.
that looks good and easy to make ,I love using my crock pot
I made this tonight using boneless chops and they were FANTASTIC! It tasted like eating ribs without the bones. Thank you for posting. I’m still pretty new to the Instant Pot and absolutely love having something quick like this to go to on nights when I’m to tired to stand at the stove and cook.
Oh I need to try with boneless chops next time! Yum! Glad you loved it! I love setting it all in the pot and walking away haha best part!
What would you do with two-one inch thick chops?
If they are boneless you can reduce the cook time a little. If they are bone in you can keep it the same.
These pork chops were scrumptious ! I used thin cut boneless chops (8) and followed the instructions exactly except that I used Grill Masters Memphis Pit Barbecue Rub because I couldn’t find the kind you used. They were perfect, very tender and moist. As someone else commented, they tasted like boneless ribs. This is my favorite Instant Pot recipe I have made so far. Thanks!
Awe I’m so glad they turned out amazing! Thank you for sharing that. I love hearing when my recipes are enjoyed by others.
Made this for dinner. I used 2 boneless chops about 1-1/4 inch thick. I reduced the cooking time under pressure to 7 minutes. They looked gorgeous, but they were very tough. Not sure what went wrong.
The best pork chops I’ve made in my instant pot I only set on manual for 1 minute then natural released the pressure for probably 15-20 minutes while I finished other things. They were the only pork chops in my ip that haven’t been dry or tough. I also browned them first on sauté
Made this the other night for the family and it was easy and very tasty. This was the second time I made this and will not be the last.
I’m so dumb. I just realized all I have is chicken. Can I do the same thing?
You may need to adjust the time but it should work!
I made these last night exactly as the recipe stated. They were so easy and absolutely wonderful.. The pork chops were just the right tenderness and very flavorful. Thank you for a great recipe that I can add to my Instant Pot collection of successful do-again recipes!
I’m so glad they turned out good for you! Thanks for the feedback Jeri!
I have the duo plus 60. I don’t see a manual setting. Should I use meat/stew or pressure cook?
You can select the pressure cook “normal” setting.
I think I’m going to put the potatoes in the chicken broth and then a little BBQ on the chops doing PIP and see how that works for me because I want mashed potatoes in mine and I’ve made mashed potatoes in chicken broth, a little half n half, sour cream, butter… You have your families eyes rolling in the back of their heads lol excited to make these tomorrow
Let us know how it turns out!
How did the PIP method work out for you Faith? I’d love to hear!
I have a lux60, when I’m in manual, is my mode setting already on more? I’m new to this, because I can’t change modes while in manual! Instruction book poorly illustrated! Thanks (feeling frustrated)
Hello! The instant pot should be on the high pressure setting on manual. Some don’t even have a low setting. For sauteeing you can select more for the high setting. Hope that helps!
Sorry I missed your question Linda. Yes, manual should be high pressure.
I used 4 completely frozen bone in chops, cut to a good inch thick. The flavor was good and it’s super easy but way too over cooked very dry. Next time I will only do maybe 7 minutes instead of the 10
Thanks for the feedback!
I received an instant pot for Xmas this year ….. I’ve noticed that all the cooking times are very accurate …… Until the pressure release time ….. Waiting 10 minutes after the initial cooking time …. Just adds 10 minutes of cooking time. Perfectly done pork chops were dry if left in for the suggested 10 waiting period so far I’ve found that pork chops are done after the suggested time ….. Dry 10 minutes later …. I am going to start reducing my cook times by a few minutes and see how that works
The point of waiting for the pressure to naturally release for at least ten minutes is so that they don’t dry out. If you quick release the pressure then it sucks out all the moisture and dries out the meat. Allowing it to naturally release will prevent this and keep your meat juicy.
I also tried the roast beef instant pot roast recipe…… Where you cook the roast for the suggested time ….. Then it says wait for pressure to release or quick release it. ( 10 mins added there ) then add the vegetables and put the lid back on and set timer for 10 minutes for the veggies ….. Well by the time the pot back up to pressure and then cooked for the 10 minutes the roast has now been in for an extra 25-30 mins not including the wait time for the pressure after the veggies …..
Sarah you have made me one very happy bachelor! Initially, I started to cook a pot of Mac and cheese and call it a night until I came across your recipe. I dug into the deep freezer and found a pack of pork chops which I defrosted in the microwave then cooked in my instant pot per your instructions. Thanks to you I had a delicious barbecue pork chop and Mac & cheese meal tonight. The best part is that I was back in front of the tv within 20 minutes eating a great meal. You’re the best! Keep the tasty recipes coming for guys like me.
Love it!! BBQ pork chops and mac ‘n cheese sounds like the perfect pairing!!
Can you use pork steaks insteaf
These were very delicious, very moist & tender. It was the first thing I have tried and I did screw it up but they still turned out great. ( I left the steam thing open )
Thanks for sharing!!
I’m glad to hear they still turned out good! I’ve done that before too 🙂
New to IP. Thank you for a very easy & delicious recipe!
You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
You’re so welcome!
I have 2 bone in normal cut pork chops how long do l cook them for.. I think you just put them in the pot with the chicken broth they will have to overlap that must be alright? Because if you were doing more that is how you would have to do it.. I hope this sense to you.
My 2 chops are defrosted. I missed the word (makes) in my last sentence.
I did my chops tonight. They turn out good.
I dry rub them & drown them on sauté.
Then put 3/4 cup of chicken broth in with chops on the rack with some BQ sauce.
Cooked for 7 minuets, turned off pot & let set for 10 minuets then NPR & open pot
Put chops (with more BQ sauce) on a tin foil lined cookie sheet for 3 minuets.
They were not really moist like others said but they were good. My hubby liked them!!!
Sarah do you think what I did was alright? Did l use enough chicken broth?
Do you think if I used more c/b would that have given them more moisture ?
Shirley I am so sorry I missed your question! I think what you did is fine! I would recommend at least a cup of chicken broth as that is the minimum amount of liquid needed in the Instant Pot. You could also remove the trivet so they cook in the broth. Overlapping them is fine!
Nobody is asking the question of how long do you sauté the pork chops I think this could be a clue as to whether they turn out dry or moist can you give me a hint about that?
Awe sorry for any confusion. It’s just a quick sear on each side to lock in the juices. Just long enough to brown them a bit. Approx 1 minute or less on each side.
The flavor of these were good, but they were definitely not moist or tender. I think 1.5 cups of broth is way too much–the chops were more boiled, tough and dry. I was so disappointed because every other meat I’ve cooked in my Instant Pot has been tender and juicy.
Julie I’m glad I didn’t put more chicken broth in with the 2 chops that l did (my question and comment is up above yours . I just thought I’d check to see if l had a answer back yet & saw you comment. If I make again I will do the 3/4 cup of broth.
I’m sorry to hear they didn’t turn out for you! You could reduce the broth to 1 cup (that is the minimum amount of liquid recommended by Instant Pot) and remove the trivet.
If the broth is just under to steam and isn’t touching the meat why not just use water. Boo to dry and steamed?!? Chops. And why bother deglazing pan and not using for some kid of sauce?? Very confused.
I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the recipe Terri! You can cook these without the trivet so the chops are in the broth. Deglazing the pan is necessary so that the bottom of your pan doesn’t scorch which would cause the Instant Pot to shut off or burn your dinner. Thanks for the feedback!
I made these tonight for dinner and they were perfectly fall off the bone tender. Delicious!
I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them! I love when pork chops are so tender I don’t need a knife! There is nothing worse than dry pork chops!
Made this recipe tonight. It was delicious, pork chops were tender. Will make again. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the amazing feedback Debbie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pork chops. This is one of my favorites too!
Can you use anything other than chicken broth just in case you don’t have it on hand? By the way I did make these and OMG were they delicious, thank you so much for an awesome recipe.
You could use apple juice or water if you have nothing else on hand.
Gonna try this and keep the AWESOME SWEET BABY RAYS ! Sweet Baby Rays is the best!
My four-bone-in pork chops were not done in 10 minutes. They were 1/2 inch thick and I judged them to be about the same size as yours, completely thawed, however. I have a new 6 quart duo also. I had to reset them for another ten minutes and they were then delicious and very tender but just right. Now I will make these again but double the time. Great BBQ Chops. I noticed that other pork chop Instant Pot recipes cooked pork chops for 20 minutes but theirs were thicker without a bone.
Thanks for the feedback! Did you allow it to natural release? Just curious why we have time differences…could be many factors. Glad you liked them!
Do I have to put the Pork Chops in the oven when they are done in the IP?
Nope! You can broil them if you want to make the BBQ sauce bubbly but it’s not necessary if you don’t want to.
I used my crockpot express and used garlic infused olive oil to brown the chops I used much thinner chops as that is all my store had on sale. I rubbed them with paprika, garlic powder and onion powder mix before sautéing. They were slightly frozen and I added a whole can of broth. They turned out so tender we didn’t need knifes to cut them. My family loved them!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I love the feedback. There is nothing worse than a dry pork chop, so I’m thrilled yours turned out so tender.
This was my first time using my Inta Pot and wanted something I could handle. I only had to call my friend twice for advice only because I wasn’t sure how to set it manually. Ha ha. I am proud to say they came out great and my kitchen is still intact! I used thawed porks without bone and cooked them 6 minutes. It was perfect!
Haha I love this story! I’m SO glad your pork chops turned out and your kitchen is still intact as well! That’s a great ending.
I made these tonight and they were amazing!!!!! It was the 1st time I used my insta pot. My son is thrilled with how they turned out. Thanks for the recipe and complete breakdown.
Congrats on using your Instant Pot for the first time! Woohoo! I’m so glad this recipe turned out well for you and you enjoyed it. Have fun with your Instant Pot!!
I used apple juice instead of chicken broth and added a few drops of liquid smoke. Delicious!
Thanks for sharing your tweaks with us 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Every time I’ve cooked pork chops in my Instapot, they have come out juicy and tender. This looks like it would be a great recipe!