5 Best Ways to Reheat Pork Chops

How To Reheat Pork Chops

Do you want to know how to reheat pork chops while keeping their original flavor and juiciness? We got you! This article will share several options to reheat a pork chop in your kitchen. 

The listed ways are the most effective for reheating pork chops. Read the instructions carefully and follow the steps properly to get the best results.

How to Reheat Pork Chops

1. Reheat Pork Chops Using Microwave

Reheat Leftover Pork Chops

Why not use the microwave? Microwaving pork chops is one of the easiest and quickest ways of reheating them.

  1. Use a microwave-safe container that can hold all the pork chops you need to reheat.
  2. Arrange the pork chops in one layer. Do not overlap them and leave some space between each.
  3. Cover the plate with a damp paper towel.
  4. Preheat the microwave to medium setting. Pick the most suitable choice for meat dishes if you have preset temperatures, but never use a high heat setting.
  5. Reheat the pork chops for around 30 seconds.
  6. Check the temperature of the pork chops. If they are not heated enough, reheat again for 30 seconds.
  7. Continue until the meat is warm at the center and on both sides. Do not exceed the 30-second heat cycle. 
  8. Remove the pork chops from the microwave. Allow them to rest for 3 minutes.
  9. Check the pork chops’ internal temperature using a food thermometer. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy.

2. Reheat Pork Chops Using Oven

Reheat Pork Chops Using Oven

Try reheating pork chops using the oven. This is the best way to preserve the juiciness of your pork chops and prevent them from drying out.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spread some oil.
  3. Arrange the pork chops on the baking tray.
  4. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil.
  5. Reheat the pork chops for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Check the pork chops’ internal temperature using a food thermometer. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  7. Reheat again for a few more minutes if needed.
  8. Remove the pork chops from the oven.
  9. Serve immediately and enjoy.

3. Reheat Pork Chops Using Stovetop

Reheat Pork Chops Using Stovetop

Another excellent option to reheat pork chops is on the stovetop. This allows slower cooking, which preserves the flavor and juiciness of your pork chops.

  1. Select a pan large enough to allow space between each pork chop. Reheat in batches if you don’t have a large enough pan.
  2. Coat the pan with a thin layer of oil.
  3. Preheat the pan and oil over medium-low heat.
  4. Put the pork chops in the pan.
  5. Heat for 3 minutes on one side. Then, turn the pork chops over and heat again for 3 minutes. Flip breaded and fried pork chops frequently to ensure they come out crispy.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy.

4. Reheat Pork Chops Using Air Fryer

Air Fryer

Got an air fryer? It is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances for cooking and reheating many foods, including pork chops.

  1. Spread a bit of oil over the pork chops.
  2. Place the pork chops inside the air fryer.
  3. Set the air fryer to 170 to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Reheat the pork chops for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Turn the pork chops halfway through cooking to ensure even heating.
  6. Keep in mind that reheating pork chops in an air fryer should take half the time required to cook them fresh.
  7. Check the pork chops’ internal temperature using a food thermometer. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy.

5. Reheat Pork Chops Using an Instant Pot

 

How about an instant pot? Yes, you can also reheat pork chops in an instant pot. This is an efficient and fast method for reheating.

  1. Put a steamer basket in the bottom of the pot. If you don’t have one, brush a bit of oil on the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add the pork chops.
  3. Add a small amount of water or broth to moisten the meat.
  4. Press the Steam function or the Sauté function.
  5. Reheat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Check the pork chops’ internal temperature using a food thermometer. It should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy.

In Conclusion

 

You can choose from the list of ways to reheat pork chops to find the best option for you. Whichever kitchen appliance you use, just follow the steps provided to ensure you have juicy and flavorful pork chops.

Have a warm and delicious meal!

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