To make Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops you just throw some pork chops in a bag with some easy homemade marinade and refrigerate or freeze. Then toss the pork chops into your Instant Pot, push a button and walk away. The easiest pork chops ever. Plus they have tons of flavor!
Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops
My friend, Jill, gave me this recipe for marinated pork chops. Originally the recipe was for the grill (which you can totally do, by the way). But I wanted to just see what would happen if I cooked them in the Instant Pot. I was super surprised when I threw the frozen pork chops in the pot and came back after I watched an episode of Flip or Flop and they tasted really good.
The flavors were perfect. The only thing I would be nervous about is the possibility of the pork chops getting overcooked. My pork chops were large and thick. I put them in the pot frozen on a trivet for 10 minutes and then a 10 minute natural pressure release. This was the right amount of time for me but if you are using thin and small pork chops I would cut the time down. Remember that thickness of meats is the determining factor on how long to pressure cook. Plus you can always cook longer if they aren’t done. I like to use a digital thermometer* to determine the doneness of the pork chops. The middle part of the pork chops should be at least 145° F.
I made baked potatoes in my other Instant Pot to serve with the pork chops. And then some raw veggies on the side. It was a super easy and tasty dinner.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
The easiest pork chops ever. Plus they have tons of flavor!
- 4 thick pork chops, boneless or bone-in
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 ½ Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp Montreal steak seasoning
- Marinate the pork chops: Mix olive oil, soy sauce, steak seasoning in a Ziploc bag. Add the pork chops into the bag. Zip the bag and massage the marinade into the pork chops. Put the bag into the fridge for 3-8 hours. OR freeze for another day (see note).
- Pressure cook: Pour 1 ½ cups water into the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place a trivet in the bottom of the pot. Place the pork chops in an even layer on the trivet and if needed stack the pork chops crosswise on top of each other. Pour any leftover marinade from the Ziploc bag over the pork chops. Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 6 minutes for fresh pork chops or 10 minutes for frozen pork chops. When the timer is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting and remove the lid.
- Serve. Serve pork chops with some of the juices from the pot drizzled on top.
If you are freezing your pork chops try to freeze them in a shape that will fit inside your Instant Pot. Mine were in a flat layer and wouldn’t fit into my 6 quart pot so I used my 8 quart pot. If you use a good freezer zipper bag, you can freeze these for up to 3 months.
You can also grill these pork chops. Instead of using your Instant Pot grill 6-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
This recipe can be gluten free. Just use gluten free soy sauce or tamari.
- Category: Pork
- Method: Instant Pot
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