Smoked Pork Chops on a Pellet Grill (In Just 7 Simple Steps)

Are you looking for a delicious smoked pork chop recipe? This one ensures you get juicy and tender pork chops each and every time.

These pork chops are covered in a yummy pork rub, this gives than that perfect crusty exterior and a tender smoky inside.

So follow my steps below for the most tender, juicy smoked pork chops that you have ever tasted

Smoked Pork Chops

These smoked pork chops are one of the first recipe my wife tried with our new pellet grill. She found it super easy as the pork is cooked with indirect heat a low temperature, that means the pork doesn’t dry out all at.

This dish is perfect relaxed Sunday lunch, a lively cookout, or a cozy Sunday family dinner.

What You Need for Smoked Pork Chops

  • Pork Chops
  • Oil
  • BBQ Rub

What Is the Best Seasoning for Pork Chops?

I used a Buckeyes Smokey BBQ rub for these pork chops.

You could also use a homemade rub. It contains basic pantry ingredients such as brown sugar, salt, chilli powder onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, mustard powder, and black pepper, I have included the measurements below However, feel free to use your favorite spice rub.

3 teaspoon brown sugar

1.5 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

⅛ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

How to make Smoked Pork Chops on the Pellet Grill

Step 1: Rub & Season The Chops

Dry the pork chops with paper towel, then brush your chops with oil and then coat liberally with the rub.

Seasoning the pork is best done overnight, or at least a few hours before grilling to give the flavors time to tenderize the chops as well as infuse into the meat.

Step 2: Preheat The Grill

Pre-heat your pellet grill to 250°F and load up with your wood chips.

Step 3: Smoke The Pork Chops

Place pork chops on the smoker grates, making sure they are not touching each other. Close yourt grill and allow the pork chops to smoke for one hour or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

Step 4: The Temperature to Smoke Pork Chops To

When the internal temperature reaches 140-150°F the pork chops are done.

This is usually around 1 and a half hours, but it’s best to start checking after the 45-minute mark.

Monitoring the temperature with a meat probe, rather than the cooking time will be the best indicator of when the pork is cooked. When inserting a temperature probe into the thickest part of the flesh, avoiding the bone.  Touching the bone will give a different reading to the meat.

Step 5: Resting The Pork Chops

Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes under a tent of aluminum foil. 

 What Wood To Use for Pork Chops?

You can either for a mild wood like cherry wood or apple wood for pork chops or if you prefer a stronger, bacon-type flavor try hickory.  Although Mesquite may be a little too overpowering and best suited to a red meat cut.

Make sure you experiment and try a few different types, as you never know what flavor you will prefer.

Should You Use Bone-In or Out Pork Chops?

I like to use thick bone-in pork chops. However, this recipe will work for any kind of pork chop, thinner chops or thicker chops.

I find that the bone helps to the meat to stay juicer. Many readers who have tried this recipe with boneless chops have they it dries out the meat and tend the chops to overcook

What Temperature to Smoke Pork Chops At?

You should smoke pork chops at 250°F.

If you prefer to cook faster, you can go as high as 350°F. Just be sure to monitor the internal temperature as you cook.

How Long To Smoke Pork Chops For At 250°F?

You want to smoke your pork chops for 45 minutes- 60 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

You should always use a meat probe when cooking pork.

Pork Chops in the Pit Boss

Smoking pork chops is an incredibly quick and easy way to cook. Just cover in your favorite seasonings set the grill temperature, and let the pellet grill do all the work.

Don’t have a pellet grill? You can also try my EPIC recipe where I sear my pork on a salt block.

What to Serve With Your Pork Chops

Serve your pork chops with;

Mac and Cheese

Apple Sauce

Smoked Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Looking for more ideas? See my full list of what to serve with smoked pork chops here.

Want to Try More Pork Chop Recipes

Try my family favorite of cedar plank pork chops, the cedar gives your chop a delicious smoky flavor without having to light the smoker.

Got Leftovers? See How to Reheat Your Pork Chops

Pork can dry out easily. So if you’re reheating pork chops make sure you follow my detailed guide here.

Got A Pellet Grill? Here Are Some Recipes To Try

Looking for more pellet grill recipes that are tasty yet simple? See some of my favorites below

Smoked Mac And Cheese

Smoked Brisket Flat

Pitboss Jerky

Smoked Pork Loin

Smoked Pork Chops on a Pellet Grill

Charlie
Looking to smoke pork chops? Your in the right place, these chops are juicy, succulent and smoky (plus this recipe super easy to make!)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, grill, lunch
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358 kcal

Equipment

  • pellet grill

Ingredients
  

  • 4 whole Pork Chops bone in
  • 1 tbsp Oli
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Rub

Instructions
 

  • Dry the pork chops with paper towel, then brush your chops with oil and then coat liberally with the rub.
    Seasoning the pork is best done overnight, or at least a few hours before grilling to give the flavors time to tenderize the chops as well as infuse into the meat.
  • Pre-heat your pellet grill to 250°F and load up with your wood chips.
  • Place pork chops on the smoker grates, making sure they are not touching each other. Close yourt grill and allow the pork chops to smoke for one hour or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • When the internal temperature reaches 140-150°F the pork chops are done.
    This is usually around 1 and a half hours, but it’s best to start checking after the 45-minute mark.
    Monitoring the temperature with a meat probe, rather than the cooking time will be the best indicator of when the pork is cooked. When inserting a temperature probe into the thickest part of the flesh, avoiding the bone.  Touching the bone will give a different reading to the meat.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes under a tent of aluminum foil. 
Keyword Barbeque, pork chop

Smoked Pork Chops on a Pellet Grill

Charlie
Looking to smoke pork chops? Your in the right place, these chops are juicy, succulent and smoky (plus this recipe super easy to make!)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, grill, lunch
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358 kcal

Equipment

  • pellet grill

Ingredients
  

  • 4 whole Pork Chops bone in
  • 1 tbsp Oli
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Rub

Instructions
 

  • Dry the pork chops with paper towel, then brush your chops with oil and then coat liberally with the rub.
    Seasoning the pork is best done overnight, or at least a few hours before grilling to give the flavors time to tenderize the chops as well as infuse into the meat.
  • Pre-heat your pellet grill to 250°F and load up with your wood chips.
  • Place pork chops on the smoker grates, making sure they are not touching each other. Close yourt grill and allow the pork chops to smoke for one hour or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • When the internal temperature reaches 140-150°F the pork chops are done.
    This is usually around 1 and a half hours, but it’s best to start checking after the 45-minute mark.
    Monitoring the temperature with a meat probe, rather than the cooking time will be the best indicator of when the pork is cooked. When inserting a temperature probe into the thickest part of the flesh, avoiding the bone.  Touching the bone will give a different reading to the meat.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes under a tent of aluminum foil. 
Keyword Barbeque, pork chop

How do you season your pork chops?

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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