Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops

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Gluten-free, Instant Pot, Pork, Main dish, Meatrecipeteacher.com
Servings Yield: 2 category: dinner method: pressure cooker cuisine: american
Ingredients
Directions

Ingredients

2 pork chops, boneless 1″ thick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 tbs butter
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke

Directions

Mix spices and brown sugar and rub into both sides of pork chops.
Set Instant Pot on saute (high) and add tablespoon butter. Once hot, add pork chops and brown on both sides for 1-2 minutes each. Remove pork chops and set aside. Press cancel.
Add 1 cup chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the bits off the bottom of the pot. Add Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke and add pork chops directly to the pot in the liquid.
Secure lid, make sure vent is set to “sealing” and pressure cook (manual) for 7 minutes. When done, allow pressure to naturally release for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, quick release the rest, remove lid and pork chops.
Let pork chops rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

For best results it is recommended to use brined pork chops. Packaging will usually indicate that the pork chops contain a solution (usually 12%) to maintain moisture and tenderness. If your pork chops aren’t pre-brined as described above, it is highly recommended to use a simple brine: A solution of 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) salt to 1 quart (4 cups) of water. Lay the pork chops (or other thin cut) in a single layer in a shallow dish and then pour the brine over top. Let this sit for anywhere from 1/2 hour to 2 hours before cooking. (thanks to reader Jack P.)