Instant Pot Pork Chops – Buffalo Wing Style for Two

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I’ve been in a bit of a rut this week. There has been no sunshine here in Syracuse, so I’m totally blaming that. I haven’t wanted to really do anything, but I have SO much to get done. The house is a mess, my car is a mess, the laundry and dishes have piled up – I might be a borderline candidate for Hoarders! AND I need to get my booty in gear and pack – I’m headed to South Dakota to visit my family and Melissa this week.  It’s just been one of those weeks when curling up under a blanket and playing hermit crab would be best. I guess you could say that I’m a Sister Under Pressure! 🙂 Or a purple minion. I might be a purple minion.

With this rut, I’ve been totally slacking with Sisters Under Pressure. Slacking to the point that I turned on my STOVE last night to cook dinner. The horror!! After  a few deep breaths, I turned the stove off, and turned my Instant Pot on (I have the 6 quart DUO-60 in case you’re new to our blog) to make Instant Pot pork chops.

The Notes

Instant Pot Pork Chops are really easy, and are my go to when I want to order take out, out but know I shouldn’t. The sauce can be changed (barbecue is another one of my favorites), or you can leave it plain. I do NOT like spicy foods (some mild salsas are even too spicy for my palette!), but I LOVE using the hot sauce in this. The best part is you can control the flavor. My husband and I also both agree this tastes just as good as when I make it in a pan on the stove, and it’s easier to clean up!

You don’t need any fancy pans for this recipe. The dish I use for my PIP (Pot in Pot) is a 1 1/2 quart Corningware Corelle dish. It fits perfectly in the 6 quart insert, with just enough room on the sides for the steam to circulate. If you don’t have a dish like this, check out the accessories page to see what other pans we frequently use in our pots.

…..I’m scanning the recipe Danielle. It says 1 minute for a cook time…. are you sure that’s right…..?

I have tried several cooking times for Instant Pot pork chops. I started with cooking them 5-6 minutes, and they were just dry, dry, dry. Did I mention they were dry? I started backing the time down, and finally settled on a 1 minute cook time, with a natural release. I have tried a quick release with pork chops and well….. they were even drier than dry…so let’s not talk about those anymore. Enough chatter from this peanut gallery – let’s get to the good stuff!

The Recipe

Instant Pot Pork Chops Grid

The result is a delightfully juicy and tender pork chop – YUM!!!! 🙂 This does result in a very slight pink center. If you’d like to eliminate that, try using 2 minutes as a cook time instead. 


Instant Pot Pork Chops – Buffalo Wing Style

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 2 Boneless Pork Chops (recipe can be increased)
  • 2 TBS Oil (I used olive oil)
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 2 TBS Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)
  • 1 cup water


  1. Press "Sauté," and be sure the temperature is on "normal" or "more." When display reads "HOT," add oil.
  2. After oil heats up, both sides of the pork chops (about 3 minutes per side).
  3. Coat a baking dish (that will fit in the Instant Pot 🙂 ) with 1/2 TBS butter, and 1/2 TBS hot sauce.
  4. Place browned pork chops in baking dish, and cover chops with butter and hot sauce (more hot sauce = hotter flavor, more butter = less hot flavor)
  5. Add trivet to Instant Pot insert, and add one cup of water.
  6. Loosely cover the baking dish with foil, and place in the Instant Pot insert.
  7. Seal the lid, set top valve to sealing, select "Manual," and adjust time to one minute.
  8. When cooking has completed, use a natural release to release pressure (about 8 minutes).
  9. Remove the dish (carefully) after pressure has released. Sprinkle the chops with cheese.
  10. Broil for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
  11. Dig in!


The total time reflects saute time - 6 minutes, time up to pressure - 5 minutes, cook time - 1 minute, and time down to pressure - 8 minutes.

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If you try this recipe with more than 2 pork chops, please let us know how it turns out! As long as the pork chops are browned, the cook time should stay the same 🙂

After writing this (my longest written blog – sorry for all of the text, haha!), I’m feeling a little less “pressure.” I’m looking forward to heading to South Dakota and some fun sisterly cooking shenanigans 🙂


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