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Frozen Pork Chops in Crock Pot

How to cook frozen pork chops in Crock pot is here! Cooking frozen meat to tender in slow cooker today because it comes out great every time.

How to Cook Frozen Pork Chops

If you forgot to defrost dinner and wondering how long to cook Crockpot frozen pork chops we have help. I am guilty of doing this often so I’ve experimented and here to share our findings with you here today. Just one of our easy Crock pot recipes that will save the day. (affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker Frozen Pork Chops

Just like when you cook air fryer frozen pork chops you want to make sure they are separated from one another. If not they won’t cook evenly at all. If they are stuck together run some warm water over them and then take them apart so you can get started.

Same goes for Instant Pot frozen pork chops too. Those two methods are faster than the one below but you may not have those machines, or if you like low and slow this is it. Of course you always want a gravy to go along with meat to keep it nice and moist + offer even more flavor to the dish.

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Can a pork chop be cooked from frozen?

Yep, we will share how to do this as a slow cooker recipe, air fryer and pressure cooker as well. They all turn out tender and full of flavor. No need to defrost your meat beforehand, just take out of freezer, add to your pot with gravy and cook all day.

Crockpot Frozen Pork Chops

You could make a homemade onion gravy first and use that. This time I wanted to show how quickly this could be prepped so packaged was used this time. I have found decent bottled varieties too you could try, then see which one you prefer for further batches.

The packet is the cheapest. With just a bit of water it just comes to life, ready to be used. Just sliced onions were added but if you wanted to slice potatoes in half or add petite taters those would work too. If you wanted more veggies the only other that would work well would be carrots, cut into really large chunks.

Frozen Pork Chops in Crock Pot

Cooking Frozen Pork Chops

Timing is going to vary depending on how large and thick your pieces are, obviously. I prefer medium sizes that are boneless pork chops ideally.

  • I’ve done this with bone in pork chops as well. It is easier to get them to cook in one layer without a bone. Same goes for things like our slow cooker frozen cube steak too.

Of course below I have what worked well for us. Just know there may be a 30 minutes leeway either longer or shorter. Surprisingly just because they are rock hard to begin with, they won’t take a whole lot longer than if they had been defrosted.

That is right. I figured this out after cooking a frozen whole chicken in slow cooker. At first I set to high for as long as I normally would cook it on low and it came out way to dry. After a few go arounds I figured out that it really made no difference what texture I started with! Same goes for this one.

Slow Cooker Frozen Pork Chops

Best Way to Cook Frozen Pork Chops

I always suggest staying with low and slow when using this pot, but have timing for high. The biggest difference is the shorter time will = a drier piece of meat. Compare the two and you’ll see. You could use a packet of ranch dressing for Crock pot ranch pork chops too, with this timing. This is how we did it;

  • Remove frozen pork chops from wrapper and place in bottom of crockpot. Chop onion and place on top. Mix gravy per instructions on package and pour over pork chops in crockpot.
  • Set to high temp and slow cook for 3-4 hours, timing depends on thickness. Safe internal temp. needs to reach 150 F.
  • Remove pork chops and whisk in 2 tbsp arrowroot flour or cornstarch to thicken gravy. Serve gravy over pork chops

Baking Frozen Pork Chops

For a pork chop recipe using a baking sheet in your oven I have instructions for that too here. Like I said, the faster the less moist your meat will be.

  • You’re going to cook pork chops from frozen in a preheated oven at 350 F.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes to 45 minutes. 
  • Make sure they are seasoned well, like our best baked pork chops with dry rub are.

If you want to cook your whole dinner right out of the freezer, cook frozen green beans too. Or whip up a batch of mashed potatoes, that’s a family favorite duo for sure.

Baking Frozen Pork Chops

How Long Can Pork Chops be Frozen

The short answer is 4-6 months. SO if you do find them on sale I usually load up. You will need to make sure that you store them properly first though. If not they won’t last that long without getting freezer burn first. Best method is to slide in a freezer bag. Put foil or parchment paper between layers.

This way when you want to make something like this you’ll be able to separate the pieces easily. If you just throw them in you’ll have a huge thick chunk. That won’t be able to be cooked well any which way.

If you do choose to defrost beforehand you can grill with our dry rub for pork chops on them. Another great one to start with this one you see here that we called slow cooker pork chops and gravy. That one has a thicker sauce since cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup could be used.

slow cooker pork chops

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Frozen Pork Chops in Crock Pot

How to cook frozen pork chops in Crock pot is here! Cooking frozen meat in slow cooker works great and comes out fork tender every time.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot, frozen, gravy, pork chops, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 234kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove frozen pork chops from wrapper and place in bottom of crockpot. Chop onion and place on top. Mix gravy per instructions on package and pour over pork chops in crockpot.
  • Set to high temp and cook for 3-4 hours, or about 6 hours on low, timing depends on thickness. Safe internal temp. needs to reach 150 F.
  • Remove pork chops and whisk in 2 tbsp arrowroot flour or cornstarch to thicken gravy. Serve gravy over pork chops.

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Nutrition Facts
Frozen Pork Chops in Crock Pot
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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