Hello again! Today’s recipe is a simple and delicious recipe for Instant Pot Pork Chops with Onion-Apple Sauce! Be sure to check out the helpful tips in the recipe post!
How do you make this Instant Pot pork chop recipe?
In a medium bowl, combine together sliced apples, onions, ground cinnamon, lemon juice, and salt. Set aside. Ingredients and full instructions in the recipe card down below.
Season boneless pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt butter in the Instant Pot and then brown both sides of the pork for 1-2 minutes. Remove pork from the Instant Pot.
Use chicken broth to deglaze the brown bits. Then stir in the onion and apple mixture into the pot.
Place pork chops on top of the onions, apple, and broth. Seal and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes, allow natural release for 10 minutes, before applying a quick release.
Remove pork chops from the Instant Pot and let it rest (cover with aluminum foil to keep warm). Then make a cornstarch slurry and add to the onion-apple sauce. Set the Instant Pot to sauté (high) and stir frequently until the apples breakdown and a thick sauce is formed. (Not pictured).
Plate and top with parsley. Enjoy!
Here are Some Helpful Tips:
This recipe works best with 1-inch center cut boneless pork loin chops.
Quick fry boneless pork chops will come out too dry. Thicker cut, bone-in, and/or frozen pork chops may require a longer cook time.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure it is cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
Deglaze the Instant Pot after browning the pork chops. This is important to help prevent getting the “Burn” message.
Remove the pork chops and place on a plate and then add chicken broth to the pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape and remove the brown bits until it dissolves into the broth.
When the pork chops are ready, let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting them. It will help the pork chops retain their moisture and stay tender.
Use a cornstarch (or all-purpose flour) slurry to thicken the onion-apple sauce.
What’s a slurry? It’s a mixture of a thickening agent and liquid used to thicken a sauce or soup.
In this recipe, measure out two tablespoons of cornstarch into a separate bowl and then add a half cup of the liquid from the sauce to the cornstarch and whisk until it is completely combined.
Then, slowly pour it back into the Instant Pot and whisk to incorporate the slurry into the sauce. Keep stirring to thicken the sauce.
Do not add the cornstarch directly into the sauce in the Instant Pot, it will form clumps and not be appetizing at all.
Overall, this pork chop dish is:
Tasty and flavourful: Tender, boneless pork chops smothered in a delicious savoury and lightly sweet onion and apple sauce is super satisfying and filling too.
Quick and easy to prepare: Great to make as a simple weekday dinner or lazy weekend meal.
Is perfect to serve three to four (adults): I portioned out one pork chop per person, but you can easily add more pork chops if needed (just as long as it fits). Serve it along with a vegetable side dish for a more complete meal. The thick sauce is plentiful (almost 2 cups) so it’s perfect for more pork chops if you like.
Quick to clean-up: Everything is cooked in the Instant Pot and prepping ingredients utilizes just a few measuring tools, a knife, and a cutting board, making clean-up a breeze.
Made from simple ingredients: They are very few ingredients that are easy to find and usually affordable at most supermarkets.
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