These Instant Pot Pork Chops are tender, juicy and smothered with an amazing honey garlic sauce. This easy dinner idea is a family favorite, ready in 30 minutes, and perfect for a weeknight! Cook from fresh or frozen, using bone-in or boneless pork chops.
My family loves pork chops for dinner, and these Instant Pot pork chops are among our most-loved pork chop recipes, along with these simple Baked Pork Chops, Air Fryer Pork Chops, and easy Grilled Pork Chops.
I’ve been making these Instant Pot pork chops for years, and they always turn out so well. My kids love them, especially the honey garlic sauce!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE INSTANT POT PORK CHOPS
- This 30 minute meal is made completely in the Instant Pot, even browning the meat and thickening the sauce!
- The pork chops can be cooked from fresh or frozen. You’ll find full directions for both below.
- Pork chops cook right in the honey garlic sauce until they are tender and flavorful.
- The luscious sauce is a mouthwatering combination of sweet and savory flavors. It’s a delish complement to thick, tender pork chops and so good drizzled over mashed potatoes or rice on the side.
If you’re just getting started with Instant Pot cooking, read my beginner’s guide on How to Use an Instant Pot.
Make the sauce. Combine the honey, soy sauce, tomato paste and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. If desired, add sweet chili sauce or red pepper flakes for heat.
Season the pork chops with pepper.
Sear the pork chops on both sides using the Instant Pot Sauté function. Transfer the browned pork chops to a clean plate.
Add the garlic.
Deglaze the pan. Pour the sauce into the pot and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
Pressure Cook. Return the pork chops to the Instant Pot. Pressure cook for 1 minute on high pressure.
Natural Release. When the cook time ends, allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes by leaving the Instant Pot alone. Then quick release any remaining pressure.
Thicken the Sauce. Take the pork chops out of the Instant Pot and place them on a clean plate to rest. Stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water; stir this into the sauce in the Instant Pot. Turn on sauté and stir until the sauce thickens.
Find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the recipe card below.