Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot

Instant Pot Frozen Pork Chops. Let me introduce you to delicious frozen pork chops in the instant pot that are loaded with a delicious flourless pork chops gravy. Paired with flavoured couscous this is a fantastic fast instant pot pork chops meal.

If you have checked out our other pork chops recipes on Recipe This, then I am sure you will be surprised when I say that I don’t like pork chops.

I was a vegetarian for many years and have always been rather fussy when it comes to meat on the bone and pork chops.

However, I will often make them for Dominic as I know how much he likes it and how much our readers enjoy our pork chops too.

If you have missed our previous pork chop recipes, then let me give you a quick recap.

I may not like pork chops and will often grab a chicken breast instead, but what I do love is the sauce and the couscous which I get excited about every time I make the hubby and the kids instant pot frozen pork chops.

And that is what today is all about. Not just frozen pork chops in the instant pot that are NOT tough, but about a one pot instant pot meal using frozen meat.

My favourite use of the instant pot is the ability to grab some frozen meat and quickly cook it from frozen. Such as instant pot frozen hamburgers or instant pot frozen steak.

Go and grab your frozen pork chops from the freezer and let me show you my secret methods for transforming it in the instant pot.

How to cook frozen pork chops Instant Pot style. From rock hard to perfectly tender in minutes. A healthy dinner you can make even if you forgot to defrost!

Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot

We experimented with making frozen pork chops Instant Pot style until we got it just right! Now we can share this easy InstaPot recipe with all of you so if you are forgetful too you can have dinner ready and nobody will be the wiser. (affiliate links present)

Actually, I wrote an entire post about cooking frozen meat in Instant Pot because I did it so often! From a frozen pork shoulder Instant Pot recipe to chicken and more you’ll be surprised how well it turns out.

If you need easy Ninja Foodi recipes, you can use that pot instead.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot

Here are a few questions you might have before you get started:

Can you put frozen pork in Instant Pot?

Absolutely. We’ve made Instant Pot frozen pork loin before and that came out great. Then we moved on to chops which we share with you here. Tender and juicy in no time.

Frozen pork roast Instant Pot style is amazing too.

Any other method other than the slow cooker works fine. Steaming them essentially in a pressure cooker is our favorite way. Follow our steps here so you can try it too.

It will take about 50% longer than if you had defrosted pork chops. In the oven it is close to 50 minutes, in an Instant Pot it is only 12 minutes!

Now this isn’t something I do on purpose. I still would recommend cooking from raw instead of rock hard, but stuff happens. In a pinch it’s nice to have this information handy so you can still eat.

Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot

How Long To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In Instant Pot?

The instant pot frozen pork chops cook time is 3 minutes with a quick pressure release. Its one of the quickest meals from frozen that you can cook in the instant pot.

Of course, this doesn’t include the time it takes for the pork chops to go to pressure or if you need to give your pork chops a kick start at 0 minutes.

Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot

Frozen Pork Chops Instant Pot


Is it safe to cook frozen pork in Instant Pot?

As a general rule, I like to cook 30 minutes per pound for frozen pork tenderloin on high pressure, and it turns out great. For fresh or thawed meat, cook for 20 minutes per pound on the high-pressure setting. Please note, you will have to allow for an additional 10 minutes of NPR (Natural Pressure Release).

How long does it take to cook frozen pork chops?

How Long to Bake Pork Chops from Frozen. You can cook pork chops from frozen in a 350 F oven for about 40 minutes to 45 minutes. To do so, preheat the oven to 350 F.

How long does it take to cook a frozen pork loin in an Instant Pot?

To cook from frozen, place a frozen pork tenderloin and the sauce ingredients in the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high pressure for 13 minutes plus 10 minutes natural pressure release. Skip the browning step in the recipe. Then follow the directions in the recipe to thicken the sauce.

Can you cook Porkchop from frozen?

Pork Defrosting Methods

Cook meat immediately after microwave thawing. ​It’s safe to cook frozen or partially frozen pork in the oven, on the stove or grill without defrosting it first. The cooking time may be about 50% longer. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

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