Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops Recipe

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Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops – The slow cooker makes these BBQ pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops - The slow cooker makes these pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal! // addapinch.com

These pork chops have been a family favorite at my house for more years than I can remember. They are so tender that a fork is all you need to devour them! The BBQ sauce slowly flavors the pork chops as they cook, making every bite so tasty!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops - The slow cooker makes these pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal! // addapinch.com

What is a Pork Chop?

A pork chop is a lean cut of pork taken from the loin of the pig. The loin of the pig runs from the shoulder to the hip. There are different types of pork chops, depending on the areas of the loin from which they are cut. It usually includes a rib or portion of the vertebrae for a bone-in pork chop or the bone may be trimmed away for a boneless pork chop.

What Pork Chops Work Best for Slow Cooker Pork Chops?

I have found that not only for this recipe, but for any recipe where you cook pork chops in the slow cooker to be very versatile. You can use your favorite pork chop with great results.

  • Bone-in or Boneless
  • Fresh or thawed from frozen
  • Thick or thin sliced

Can I Use Frozen Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker?

For food safety reasons, I prefer to use fresh pork chops or, if they are frozen, I prefer to thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or thaw them in the microwave before cooking in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops - The slow cooker makes these pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal! // addapinch.com

How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

This recipe couldn’t be much simpler to make if you tried!

What you need:

  • Slow Cooker – I use a 6-quart slow cooker, but for this recipe a larger or smaller one will work fine.
  • Olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • Pork Chops – Your favorite
  • BBQ Sauce – Use your favorite BBQ sauce
  1. Prep. Lightly coat the interior of your slow cooker with olive oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Layer. Pour about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker. Arrange a single layer of pork chops in the slow cooker. Top with about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Repeat with more meat, then BBQ sauce until all of the meat is in the slow cooker. End with BBQ sauce. Reserve about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce for serving.
  3. Cook. Set on LOW setting for 7 hours. Remove the pork chops from the slow cooker and serve with additional BBQ sauce.

My Favorite BBQ Sauces to Use for Pork Chops:

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe - Ready in 15 minutes, you'll have the best Homemade Barbecue Sauce that is sweet and tangy and made from scratch! // addapinch.com

What Side Dishes to Serve with Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops?

The possibilities are endless for side dishes that work with this recipe. Here are a few of my favorites:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops - The slow cooker makes these pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal! // addapinch.com

More Pork Chop Recipes

Here’s my recipe. I hope you love it!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops

5 from 10 votes
Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Chops – The slow cooker makes these pork chops fork tender and a family favorite! Just 5 minutes of prep time make this a favorite weeknight meal! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Coat slow cooker with olive oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce in the bottom of the slow cooker. 
  • Arrange pork chops in a single layer in the slow cooker. Spread about 1/4 cup more BBQ sauce on top of pork chops. Repeat layers of pork chops and BBQ sauce, ending with BBQ sauce. Reserve about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce for serving.
  • Cook on LOW setting for 7 hours. Remove the pork chops from the slow cooker and serve with additional BBQ sauce. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1pork chop | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I hope you have a great week!

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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42 Comments

  1. Pamela Brand says:

    If I am cooking 4 pork chops instead of 6 to 8 how long should I cook them for on low?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Pamela, I would cook them about the same amount of time on low setting. I hope you enjoy!

  2. Jeffrey says:

    I followed the recipe but only used 2 bone-in pork chops, about 1.5 pounds total. Delicious flavor but a bit dry. How much do you think I should adjust the time? Maybe 5-6 hours?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Jeffrey, I would reduce the time. You may want to try 4-5 hours on Low setting. I hope your pork chops are exactly the way you want them next time.

  3. Anne Saitta says:

    If you use bonless chops do you still cook them for 7 hours on low

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      You would still follow the recipe for the cooking time for boneless pork chops, Anne. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Ashley says:

    5 stars
    If using thin cut boneless pork chops would the cooking time change?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      You would still follow the recipe for the cooking time for boneless pork chops, Ashley.

  5. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    I have my boneless ones on right now! I just KNOW they’ll be awesome! Thank you so much for the recipe! πŸ™‚

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hope you enjoy the pork chops, Kathy!

  6. Sherry says:

    Just trying this recipe
    Does it change the results if you are short on time to set crick pot on high ? If so how long should it take.?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Sherry, I’ve found that the sauce does not get thick and really stick to the pork chops when cooked on high setting in the slow cooker.

  7. Karen Preddy says:

    I noticed that one recipe stated you cook on low for six hours and the recipe directly below it, which was an identical recipe, stated to cook it seven hours on low. Just need some clarification! Thanks!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      The recipe was correct for 7 hours, Karen. I have updated the post. Hope you enjoy the pork chops. Thank you.

  8. Minerva says:

    Hi Robyn,
    I’m just wondering if you ever had to brown the chops first on a skillet prior to putting them in the slow cooker? Just wondering if they would they come out the same.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I don’t brown the pork chops before placing in the slow cooker, Minerva.