Low temperature cooks these Smoked Pork Chops tender and juicy. If you are looking for a delicious meat to smoke, try these pork chops.

Smoked Pork Chops on a platter
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My kids are always happy when I cook pork chops. We tend to cook a lot of chicken, so they love the change. This recipe is one of their favorites as the pork chops come out so amazing because of the delicious smoke flavor and simple seasoning blend.

If you love the way these pork chops taste, make sure to also check out Smoked Pork Ribs, Smoked Pork Belly or these 51 Smoked Pork Chop Recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

Pork chops is a delicious cut of meat and perfect serve for an easy weeknight dinner or on the weekends. We usually cook boneless chops on a charcoal grill but smoking these bone in pork chops are now always on the menu.

The pork chops turn out juicy and flavorful for a delicious dinner idea.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed for smoked pork chops - bone in pork chops, olive oil, brown sugar, paprika, salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, onion powder, dried thyme, pepper

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How to Make Smoked Pork Chops

  • Step 1 – Heat Smoker – Preheat a smoker with a water pan to 225 degrees F. This meal takes about 20 minutes to prepare.   
  • Step 2 – Combine Ingredients – Mix the rub ingredients together in a small bowl. 
Mixing the seasoning in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Dry Pork Chops – Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture from the pork chops. 
  • Step 4 – Rub Seasoning on Pork Chops – Then rub the olive oil and rub mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.  
Seasoning the pork chops with a dry rub
  • Step 5 – Place pork chops in smoker – Then place the pork chops directly on the grill grates in the smoker. 
Placing the pork chops in the smoker
  • Step 6 – Cook Pork Chops – Cook the pork for 60-90 minutes depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
Pork chops in the smoker
  • Step 7 – Continue cooking – Cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. 
Cooking pork chops in the smoker and checking with a thermometer
  • Step 8 – Serve and enjoy – Remove the pork from the smoker.  Let it sit for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!   

Expert Tips

  • Pork Chops – We like to smoke thick pork loin chops. If you choose to use a thinner pork chop, you may need to reduce your cooking time. Bone-in pork chops work best for this recipe. We do not recommend boneless pork chops.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning. We like making homemade seasoning rub so we can control the ingredients. But you can use a store bought option if you prefer.
  • Sear Pork Chops – For added flavor, you can sear the pork chops before adding to the smoker. Even if you skip this step your pork chops will still come out so flavorful.
  • Oil – We used olive oil to rub on the pork chops, but you can also use vegetable oil. You may need to brush the grill with oil, to prevent the pork chops from sticking.
  • Temperature – Heat the smoker low to medium high heat to cook the pork chops.
  • Marinate – Instead of using a dry rub on the pork chops, you can marinate them in many different marinades. They pork chops will come out flavorful. You can even baste with BBQ sauce once the pork chops are done cooking.

How long to Smoke a Pork Chop

Depending on how thick your pork chop is, it will take about 60 minutes to smoke it. We also recommending using an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the pork is cooked.

You want the pork to be cooked to a safe temperature before removing it from the smoker. 

Smoked Pork Chops on a platter

What to Serve with Smoked Pork Chops

These smoked pork chops are delicious served with many different recipes. You can even smoke side dishes with your meat for easy clean up. These are some of our favorite side dishes.

Check out these Sauces for Pork Chops to top your pork chops when serving.

Smoked Pork Chops on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers Pork Chops

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. These porkchops are great leftovers. They make the perfect lunch the next day. I like to meal prep with leftovers. With the pork chops, you can cut the pork chops off the bone and place in a microwave safe container with rice and a vegetables.

How to Know when Pork Chops are done

Bone-in are flavorful pork chops. But they need need to be cooked the right length of time. Pork chops can be a little tricky to grill so that is why we always use a meat thermometer. Using a instant-read thermometer ensures that we don’t under cook or over cook the smoke chops. Plus to ensure that it is safe to eat.

What Wood Chips is Best for Smoking Pork Chops

Pork chops are best to smoke with hickory or maple smoke. Make sure to add chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your grill smoker does not have an automatic feature.  You can also use fruit wood such as cherry wood.

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Smoked Pork Chops

5 from 2 votes
Low temperature cooks these Smoked Pork Chops tender and juicy. If you are looking for a delicious meat to smoke, try these pork chops.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Let Sit 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 372

Ingredients

  • 4 Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

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Instructions

  • Preheat a smoker with a water pan to 225 degrees F.
  • Mix the rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture from the pork chops.
  • Then rub the olive oil and rub mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.
  • Then place the pork chops directly on the grates in the smoker.
  • Cook the pork for 60-90 minutes depending on the thickness of the pork chops until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  • Remove the pork from the smoker.  Let it sit for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the pork is cooked to a safe temperature before removing it from the smoker.  
Make sure to add chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your smoker does not have an automatic feature.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 372kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 36g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 1840mg, Potassium 630mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 106IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 59mg, Iron 2mg

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