How to cook frozen pork chops? There are several ways to cook frozen pork chops. You can cook it in the oven, air fryer, instant pot, slow cooker, etc.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops?
The most popular way to cook frozen pork chop is in the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the pork chops on the baking pan in a single layer and put them in the oven when the oven temperature reaches 350 degrees F.
- Bake frozen pork chops for about an hour (cooking time may vary) or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches at least 145 degrees F.
However, there are many other ways to cook frozen pork chops, and the best way to find your favorite is to try them all. Keep reading this article to learn the best way to bake frozen pork chops!
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In Air Fryer?
To cook frozen chops in your air fryer, you will need to preheat the air fryer to 380 F for 5 minutes. While the air fryer is heating, follow these steps:
- Unwrap frozen pork chops and put them in a big bowl on your kitchen counter.
- Take kosher salt, pepper, dried herbs (like thyme or rosemary, powdered garlic), or your favorite spice and mix them all in the small bowl.
- Lightly coat each frozen pork chop with a spice mixture.
- Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with a non-stick spray and place frozen pork chops inside and start cooking
- Cook for 5 minutes and then open the basket.
- Separate the pieces of pork chops if they are stuck together and brush them with a little bit of olive oil, and add some more spice.
- Continue cooking for 13-15 minutes, and don’t forget to flip the chops halfway through cooking time.
- Allow it to rest for 5 minutes after cooking and before you slice them.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In the Oven?
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F ad season your pork chops as described above.
- Place chops on the baking pan or in the glass baking dish.
- Bake for 40 to 60 minutes with occasional flipping.
- Use a meat thermometer to check if the meat has reached the safe temperature of 145 degrees F.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In Instant Pot?
You can cook frozen pork chops in the instant pot, and the best recipe is to cook frozen pork chops together with vegetables like carrots, potatoes, broccoli, etc. Simply follow these steps:
- Chop vegetables into larger pieces and place them into the pot.
- Place the frozen meat on top of the vegetables and add some spices that you like
- Close the lid and pressure valve. Cook on high for 12 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to naturally release for another 15 minutes
- Remove meat and vegetables from the pot and serve with some rice
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In Slow Cooker?
This slow cooker’s favorite recipe works best with a frozen pork chop. It is easy to prepare. You just need to:
- Sear both sides of the frozen pork chop in a skillet.
- Take 1 chicken bouillon cube and dissolve it in hot water with some mustard.
- Peel and cut 2 small onions and place them on the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Place the seared chops on the top of cut onions.
- Add some fresh ground black pepper.
- Slowly pour mustard-bouillon water into the cooker.
- Cover the cooker and cook for 3-4 hours on high.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops On The Stove?
- Preheat the pan to medium heat and place the pan on it.
- Pour some olive oil into the pan.
- Place frozen meat onto the pan.
- Cook each side for 4-5 minutes or until completely browned.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In A Ninja Foodi?
Frozen pork chops can be cooked in a Ninja Foodi too. The cooking process is quite simple, and the best way to cook frozen pork chops this way is to follow these steps:
- Place 2 pounds of frozen pork chops in a pot with one can of condensed French onion soup
- Cover the Ninja Foodi with a lid and seal the vent
- Set the cooking time to 40 minutes
- While the meat is cooking, mix 1/3 cup of sour cream with 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
- After 40 minutes of cooking, slowly release the pressure and remove the lid
- Add parmesan-sour cream mix to the now cooked meat and stir well
- Let sit for 5 minutes
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops In Microwave?
You can’t. Don’t do it. You can defrost it, though. So in case, you need to thaw your pork chops in the microwave – this is how you do it:
- Unwrap frozen pork chops and put them on a microwave-safe plate.
- Place them into the microwave and cook at 50% power for 2 minutes.
- Flip them and cook for 2 more minutes.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops On George Foreman Grill?
- Preheat your George Foreman grill for 5 minutes on a high setting.
- Grill the pork chops for 4 minutes with a closed top
- Check the internal temperature of the meat, and if it’s still below 145 degrees F, continue cooking until the internal temperature is 145 F.
How To Cook Frozen Pork Chops On Grill?
- Marinate pork chops in Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic.
- Preheat the grill for 10 minutes to the high temperature.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and place it on the oiled grill.
- Grill for 5 minutes on each side.
- Transfer the pork chops to indirect heat and cook for 15 more minutes at a lower temperature, with halfway flipping.
- Let them rest for 10 minutes before you serve them.
Is It OK To Cook Frozen Pork Chops?
Food safety is a priority even when cooking fresh meat, but especially when cooking frozen meat. You can safely cook frozen pork chops and any frozen meat just as you would cook fresh meat. You just need to use an instant-read thermometer to check if the internal temperature in the meat has reached at least 145 degrees F.
How Long Do Frozen Pork Chops Take To Cook?
In general, frozen meat takes 50% more time to cook than fresh meat.
You can reduce cooking time by thawing frozen pork chops. However, you will still need some time to thaw frozen pork chops. It will thaw faster under cold tap water. Just place frozen meat in the cold water and change the water every 20-30 minutes. This way, your meat should be defrosted in 1-2 hours.
How Long Should I Cook Frozen Pork Chops In The Oven?
Frozen pork chops should be cooked for 40-60 minutes in the oven, depending on the size of the meat. If you are not sure whether the meat is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check if the internal temperature of the meat has reached 145 degrees F.
Now you know how to cook frozen pork chops! The easiest way to cook frozen pork chops is to bake them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 40-60 minutes. Serve them at your dinner table with vegetables or mashed potatoes. Also, you can try and cook pork chops in the air fryer, instant pot, or slow cooker. There are many other options for cooking frozen pork chops. Which one is your favorite?