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BBQ Pork Chops in the Pressure Cooker Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

These pressure cooker BBQ pork chops are my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Juicy pork chops smothered in tangy BBQ sauce, all done in 15 minutes. A real crowd-pleaser!

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Pressure cooker BBQ pork chops are my go-to when I crave a hearty, flavorful meal but am short on time. There's something comforting about juicy pork chops smothered in tangy BBQ sauce. And oh, the aroma that fills my kitchen - it's drool-worthy! Engulfed in rich spices and slow-cooked in the pressure cooker, this dish delivers on taste, tenderness, and convenience. Why wait? Whip up this recipe and savour the mouth-watering goodness.

Ingredients for BBQ Pork Chops in the Pressure Cooker

  • Pork chops: The main protein in this dish, pork chops provide a juicy and flavorful base for the BBQ sauce.
  • BBQ sauce: Adds a rich and tangy flavor to the pork chops, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Chicken broth: Helps to tenderize the pork chops and infuse them with extra savory flavor during the pressure cooking process.

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Essential Tools for Making Pressure Cooker Pork Chops

  • Pressure cooker: Essential for cooking the pork chops quickly under pressure, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.
  • Tongs: Needed to safely handle the hot pork chops when placing them in and removing them from the pressure cooker.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season pork chops with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the pressure cooker.
  3. Add seasoned pork chops to the pressure cooker.
  4. Pour BBQ sauce over the pork chops.
  5. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  6. Allow pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
  7. Serve the BBQ pork chops hot with your favorite sides.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 350 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 15 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 400 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Prep and Storage Tips for Pressure Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Season the pork chops and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • Prepare the pork chops in the pressure cooker as instructed when ready to cook.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking the pork chops, allow them to cool completely.
  • Place the pork chops in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw the pork chops in the refrigerator overnight and warm them in the oven or microwave until heated through.

One interesting fact about this pressure cooker bbq pork chops recipe is that you can use apple juice instead of chicken broth for a slightly sweeter flavor profile. It adds a subtle fruity note to the dish that complements the BBQ sauce beautifully.

Common Questions About Making BBQ Pork Chops in the Pressure Cooker

Can I use bone-in pork chops for this recipe?
Yes, bone-in pork chops can be used for this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I substitute the bbq sauce with another sauce?
You can try using a different sauce, but it will change the flavor profile of the dish.
How can I make the pork chops more tender?
Cooking the pork chops in the pressure cooker helps to make them tender and juicy.
Can I double the recipe in the pressure cooker?
It's best not to overcrowd the pressure cooker to ensure even cooking. Consider cooking in batches if doubling the recipe.
Can I use frozen pork chops for this recipe?
It's recommended to use thawed pork chops for more even cooking in the pressure cooker.

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