Go Back Email Link
smoked pork chops from a pellet grill on a cutting board

Smoked Pellet Grill Pork Chops

Pork Chops seasoned in a BBQ rub and then smoked to perfection on a pellet grill.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Rest Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, barbecue, BBQ, Smoked
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 550 kcal


  • Pellet Grill
  • Wood Pellets - Hickory, Cherry or Maple recommended
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer
  • Grill Tongs or Spatula


  • 4 Thick cut Bone-in Pork Chops
  • Your Favorite BBQ rub
  • Your Favorite BBQ sauce (optional)


  • Apply the BBQ rub to your pork chops on both sides and let the rub "soak in" for about 20-30 minutes while you start up your pellet grill.
    seasoning pork chops for the pellet grill
  • Fill the hopper with pellets, turn on and run the pellet grill through the start up process, clearing out th white "start-up" smoke.
    traeger hopper filled with pellets
  • Turn the heat on the pellet grill to 300°F. If your pellet grill has the option to open any holes or vents in the drip pan for more direct heat, go ahead and do this.
    setting a pellet grill to 300 degrees for a hot and fast brisket
  • Once the pellet grill is at 300°F, place the pork chops in the cooking chamber on the grill grates, over the direct heat is applicable.
    pork chops being placed on a pellet grill smoker
  • Close the lid, if using any direct heat, flip the pork chops about every 10 minutes until they are finished cooking.
    pork chops smoking on a pellet grill
  • Optional: After about 10-20 minutes, brush the pork chops with BBQ sauce and close the lid. After 10 minutes, flip and brush the other side.
  • When the internal temperature of the smoked pork chops have reached 145°F, remove them from the pellet grill.
    cutting into a smoked pork chop on a cutting board
  • Let the pork chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving to let the juices distribute.
    a cut apart smoked pork chop



Video and recipe courtesy of 501 BBQ.
Keyword barbecued pork chops, BBQ pork chops, Camp Chef, grilled pork chops, pellet grill, pellet grill pork chops, Pit Boss, pork chops, smoked pork, smoked pork chops, traeger, Wood pellets, wood smoke