Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with Creamy Ranch Sauce

Total Time: 30 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Author: Katerina | Diethood

Source: diethood.com

Instant Pot Pork Chops Recipe with Creamy Ranch Sauce

Ingredients

· 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder· 1/2 teaspoon onion powder· 3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed· 3/4 teaspoon dried chives· salt and fresh ground pepper, (to taste)· 1 tablespoon olive oil· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter· 4 (about 1 pound) boneless pork chops, (1-inch thick)· 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning mix, (or to taste)· 4 cloves garlic, (minced)· 1-1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth· 1 cup heavy cream, (you can also use Half & Half or Evaporated Milk)· 2 teaspoons Ranch Seasoning Mix· dried dill weed and dried chives, (for garnish)

Instructions

Step 1Prepare Ranch Seasoning Mix by combining all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. (Store-bought Ranch Seasoning Mix will also work)Step 2Grease pork chops with cooking spray.Step 3Measure out 1 teaspoon of the prepared ranch seasoning mix (or to taste) and season the pork chops.Step 4Set the Instant Pot to "Sauté"; add olive oil and butter.Step 5Once the butter is melted and hot, sear chops for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Sear 2 pork chops at a time.Step 6Remove pork chops from Instant Pot; set aside.Step 7Add minced garlic to the pot and cook for 30 seconds.Step 8Pour 1/4 cup chicken broth and use a wooden spoon to scrape up the bits off the bottom of the pot.Step 9Stir in remaining chicken broth and add pork chops to the pot in the liquid.Step 10Seal the lid, and cook on “Manual” at HIGH PRESSURE for 7 minutes.Step 11Do a Natural Pressure Release for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, do a Quick Release. Pork Chops are done when internal temperature reaches 145F.Step 12Open the lid and remove pork chops to a plate; keep them covered.Step 13Set the Instant Pot to “Sauté”; bring remaining mixture to a simmer.Step 14Whisk in heavy cream.Step 15Add in 2 teaspoons of Ranch Seasoning Mix. You can use less or more – adjust to your taste. Start with one teaspoon, taste, and see if you want more.Step 16Bring to a gentle simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened.Step 17Add the chops and released juices back into the sauce; allow to simmer for 1 minute, or until heated through.Step 18Garnish with dried herbs and serve.