Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze


These Instant Pot Pork Chops are so easy and flavorful! Made with a bacon and apple glaze, they are incredibly tender and can be made with boneless or bone in pork chops.

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I’m back on the Instant Pot train today with these incredible, flavorful Instant Pot Pork Chops!

Looking for more basic Instant Pot recipes? Try these:

instant pot pork chops with bacon apple glaze

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You guys, bacon and apples are meant to be. A little smoky, a little sweet, a little savory. This combo is unreal.

I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a big fan of pork chops. Or maybe I should say that I wasn’t a fan of pork chops until I made pressure cooker pork chops.

They are ridiculously tender, and the flavor (have I said that too many times??).

Let me break it down for you:

The bacon is crisped up in the Instant Pot, and then removed (we don’t want it to burn!). But allllll that flavor stays behind, and we sear our pork chops in it.

Then, we pressure cook the pork chops (boneless or bone in!), in apple juice, until fall apart tender, and remove them oh-so carefully.

After that, we turn the Instant Pot on saute and reduce our juice and seasonings to make a smoky sweet glaze, and add our bacon back in. The next step? Drizzle it allllll over those pork chops and dig in.

How to cook Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops:

Boneless pork chops are super convenient because you don’t have to work with the bone, and there’s little or no trimming required after cooking. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • boneless pork chops tend to shrink more than bone in pork chops, so you may want to throw in a few extra if you are feeding a few people. They may turn out to be quite a bit smaller after pressure cooking!
  • go for the thicker pork chops so they don’t turn out dry and overcooked — we’re looking for 3/4-1″ thick, and not the fast fry.
  • They will be nearly cooked by the time you’re done searing them, but you really want to pressure cook them for 8 minutes so they are tender and juicy.

instant pot pork chops with glaze

How to cook Instant Pot Bone In Pork Chops:

Bone in pork chops have incredible flavor and a great texture. Here are some tips for cooking:

  • Bone in pork chops won’t shrink as much as boneless pork chops
  • As with boneless pork chops, you want to make sure you aren’t grabbing the pack of “fast fry” or super thin pork chops, otherwise you will end up with overcooked pork.

Side dishes to go with these Instant Pot Pork Chops:

instant pot pork chops with bacon apple glaze

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze

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Ingredients

  • 3
    slices
    thick cut bacon
    diced
  • 1/2
    onion
    diced
  • 1
    teaspoon
    minced garlic
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    dried thyme
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    dried parsley
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    salt
  • pinch
    black pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons
    canola oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6
    boneless thick cut pork chops
  • 1
    cup
    unsweetened apple juice
  • 1
    tablespoon
    corn starch
  • 1
    tablespoon
    water

Instructions

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute and wait until it reads “hot”.

  2. Add the bacon and onion and cook, stirring often, until bacon is crispy and onion has softened and browned. Add the garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper and stir. Remove from the pot with a slotted spoon, leaving the bacon grease behind.

  3. Drizzle oil over both sides of the pork chops and season with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides in a single layer, in the Instant Pot, for about 2-3 minutes or until browned and they move easily. (If they feel stuck, they are probably not quite done). You may have to sear the chops in two sets.

  4. Turn the Instant Pot off. Add the apple juice to the hot pan, and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze.

  5. Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 8 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to build pressure and start counting down. 

  6. When the cook time is over, let pressure release naturally (i.e., turn off and do nothing!) for 10 minutes, then move the valve to venting, release remaining pressure and open the lid.

  7. Remove the pork chops to a plate and cover to keep warm. Turn Instant Pot to saute. 

  8. Combine corn starch and water and add to juices in pot, cooking and stirring to thicken. Serve over pork chops.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Pork Chops with Bacon Apple Glaze

Amount Per Serving

Calories 353
Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 21g
32%

Saturated Fat 6g
30%

Cholesterol 101mg
34%

Sodium 379mg
16%

Potassium 590mg
17%

Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%

Sugars 4g

Protein 31g
62%

Vitamin C
1.6%

Calcium
1.5%

Iron
4.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 



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