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Bone-in smoked pork chops glistening in the light on a black surface with a parsley garnish
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How to Make Smoked Pork Chops

Learn how to make Smoked Pork Chops on a smoker. This recipe is perfect for beginner meat smoking and produces a juicy, smoke filled thick pork chop that is to die for!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 55 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Pork Chops
Servings: 4 large pork chops
Calories: 433kcal


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 2-inch thick cut pork chops
  • Olive oil


  • Preheat an outdoor pellet smoker to 250 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Rub pork chops with olive oil on all sides. Season with spice mixture and rub on all sides.
  • Heat a skillet or grill to high heat. Sear the pork chops briefly on each side, just enough to form a slight crust.
  • Place seared pork chops on the smoker. Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees F, which will take approximately 90 minutes, but will depend on the thickness of your pork chop. Use an internal probe or thermometer for best results.
  • Remove and let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.



Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 2748mg | Potassium: 1088mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg