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Easy Instant Pot Pineapple Pork Chops served with Cauliflower Rice, lime slices, and cilantro.
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Instant Pot Pineapple Pork Chops (Whole30)

A super simple Paleo, Whole30, and Gluten Free dinner that your whole family will love!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Weeknight Dinner, whole30 breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 495kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork chops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups diced pineapple (I use frozen pineapple)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serve with:

  • 1 lime sliced
  • 7-8 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice

Instructions

Prepare the Vegetables

  • Quarter the onion and chop the garlic cloves. Prepare cauliflower rice, if you're planning to serve it with the dish.

Cook the Dish

  • Pat the pork chops dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Heat the olive oil until it's shimmering. Add the pork chops Brown the pork chops for about 3 minutes per side.
  • Add the onion, garlic, frozen pineapple, ginger, stock, and coconut aminos. 
  • Cover and set to High Pressure for 12 minutes. If your pork chops are thin cut, set for 8 minutes). 
  • Vent using a Quick Pressure Release (turn the steam release knob and allow the pressure to release quickly). Just be careful of the steam! I prefer to do this outside or under a range hood set to high.
  • Remove the pork chops and pineapples and set them aside. 

Make the Gravy

  • Make a slurry using the arrowroot powder and 1 or 2 tbsp of liquid from the instant pot. Whisk the slurry into the rest of the liquid. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain if you'd like, or just spoon a bit of the thickened liquid on top of the pork chops and cauliflower rice. 

Serve

  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with cilantro, lime slices, and cauliflower rice. 

Notes

Time saving tip: Use frozen pineapple (just check the ingredients for no added sugar).
Stove top Instructions: Brown the pork chops over medium-high heat, then add all the ingredients, bring to a simmer, cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for about 45 minutes. The extra time really helps tenderize the pork chops. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker / Crock Pot Instructions: Brown the pork chops in a skillet over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to the slow cooker and add all the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2.5-3 hours or until very tender.

Nutrition

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 500mg | Potassium: 1402mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg