Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are delicious and juicy inside with crispy outsides, flavored with sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper!

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops are the perfect family Dinner. You can prep Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops in the morning or afternoon and have the perfect meal ready at the end of the day. Make easy sides to go with it like Brown Rice or Mashed Potatoes to complete the entire dish.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops on plate with green beans and dinner rolls

Brown sugar and garlic are one of the most delicious combos for savory dinners. The sweet brown sugar perfectly balances out the slight spice of the garlic. We’ve made Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken and Baked Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops. Now, you can get the delicious flavor duo in this crock pot pork version, and it works great for meal prep. 

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops turn out with juicy, flavorful pork every time. The slow cooker pork cooks low and slow with all the other ingredients, so it absorbs the other rich flavors around it. After cooking on low heat for 6 hours you’ll have tender pork with a crispy exterior and tons of succulent flavor. 

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are also a wonderfully versatile recipe. You can serve them for an easy weeknight meal or pair them with more rich side dishes for a celebratory dinner. They’ll go great with Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Rolls, or Green Bean Casserole if you serve them for a big get-together or holiday.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops Collage of prep and cooking steps

More Slow Cooker Recipes

Tips for Making Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

  • Prep time: To get the pork chops ready for the slow cooker add some vegetable oil to a pan and put it over medium heat. Add the pork chops and season them with salt and pepper. Brown the pork chops on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Searing the pork chops in advance will make sure they get properly cooked through and give them a nice crispy outside.
  • Cooking time: Place the pork chops in the slow cooker and rub the garlic and brown sugar over the top of the pork. Cook on low heat for 6 hours. You can decrease the cook times by increasing the heat of the slow cooker. However, the pork will turn out the most succulent and flavorful cooked low and slow.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make Soy Pork Chops?

To make Soy Pork Chops use low sodium soy sauce. Combine brown sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ½ cup low sodium soy sauce to cook the pork chops in.

Can I make Boneless Pork Chops in the slow cooker?

If you want to use boneless pork chops instead of bone-in in the recipe, you’ll need to cook the Brown Sugar Pork Chops for less time because boneless meat will cook slightly faster.

How do I make Honey Garlic Pork Chops?

To make Honey Garlic Pork Chops instead of Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops, just replace the brown sugar with honey.

What other flavorings can be used with Slow Cooker Pork Chops?

For some extra flavorings try mixing in ingredients like chili paste, parsley sprigs, Cajun seasoning, parsley, or rosemary.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops on plate fork picking up piece

Side Dishes to Serve with Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

How to Serve Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

  • Serve: Don’t leave Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Chops at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If you’re serving the pork for a potluck and it’ll be out for a while, leave them in the crockpot on low heat.
  • Store: Seal the cooled pork chops in an airtight container to store in the fridge. The pork will keep well for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze Garlic Pork Chops for up to 6 months. Make sure they’re sealed tightly, and let them thaw before reheating them.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops on plate with green beans and dinner rolls

Pin this recipe now to remember it later

Pin Recipe

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops are delicious and juicy inside with crispy outsides, flavored with sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper!
Yield 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 6 bone-in pork chops , 1 ½ inches thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • Add the vegetable oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat, season the pork with salt and pepper, and brown the pork chops on both sides for 2-3 minutes until they are browned well.
  • Add them to the slow cooker, rub the garlic and the brown sugar onto the tops of them and cook on low heat for 6 hours.



Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops Collage

Photos used in a previous version of this post.

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Garlic Pork in crock pot before cooking
Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Chops collage

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

Dinner, then Dessert, Inc. owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes and pictures to be reproduced anywhere other than at this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed the recipe and would like to publish it on your own site, please re-write it in your own words, and link back to my site and recipe page. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.


Leave a comment & rating

Have you checked the FAQ section above to see if your question has already been answered? View previous questions.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Super easy, super cheap. Tastes great. Added a little balsamic vinegar to the crock pot. Had a Parmesan risotto on the side. Highly recommend. Thank you!

    1. Rib and loin chops are both yummy! Let us know which one you decide to use and how you liked the recipe!

  2. I’m always looking for crock pot recipes for easy meals to fix while camping. I tried this one, super easy and a big hit with my camping friends. Only thing I did was use garlic powder instead of cloves and only 5 t of it instead of 6…I’ll make again and cut to 4 t though…thanks for the recipe!

  3. This recipe is amazing!!! Thank you! In a household of picky eaters…I made extra and there was not one crumb leftover. I served with baked rice.

  4. Hi, I would like to do this recipe, but for two people . How long should I cook them ? Thank you ( I’ll cut ingredients down also)

    1. If you hover over the word “Yield” in the Recipe you can slide the bar to the number 2 and the recipe will automatically adjust to feed two people! Enjoy the recipe

  5. Just wondering: the recipe calls for inch-and-a-half bone-in pork chops, but none of the photos or video show chops that thick. They are more like 3/4 inch. What is the proper size chop?

  6. I really want to make these tonight but I’d like to know if we’re supposed to add liquid to the slow cooker (I’ve always added at least some so what I’m making doesn’t burn). Please advise!! Thanks in advance!!!

  7. Simply devine, love love love this recipe and now trying others from your site. I love the detail in your posts, thank you.

  8. My family absolutely loved this recipe. They said next time make more cuz they wanted more than 1 pork chop a piece. It’s a keeper recipe for sure.

  9. Making these today! Can I do these garlic brown sugar pork chops and add honey as well?!
    Thanks! 🙂

  10. One of my favorite monthly recipes to do! Searing beforehand is a gamechanger! However, half the times I cook this, I forget I need to add some liquid because the recipe doesn’t list any!

    SoI use chicken or beef broth, when I remember ?

  11. These were amazing and so easy! The chops were super tender, and the meat literally fell off of the bone. I served it will sriracha and bbq sauces, and it was perfect! Plus made your green bean casserole recipe for a side. It was a big hit meal. Thanks!

  12. This was so yummy and was a hit with the family!! I will be adding this to our rotation for dinners. Thank you for sharing.

    1. It’s answered above- No liquid needed bc the fat that drips off in the crock pot is enough. This is a great recipe!!

    1. I made these pork chops the other day using only two pork chops. They were delicious but burnt to a crisp! My husband threw his out! It would seem that some liquid must be added. I plan to make them again tomorrow for company using 6 pork chops. Please respond regarding liquid is needed and if so what kind and how much. Thank you.

  13. Think this would work with chicken? Or here’s a crazy idea, chicken and pork chops in the same crock pot? Or separate? Thanks!

    1. I don’t think I would put chicken and pork together in a crock pot but I would most definitely try the recipe with chicken sometime.

    2. Someone recommended using a broth, chicken or beef. I guess add accordingly to how many you are cooking and I think just go by your eye measurements ?

  14. I made the honey garlic & followed instructions. Cooked 4 1/2 hours on Low. Excellent!! Fresh Green beans n mashed potatoes!!

  15. Hello! Could I put these straight in the crockpot without searing? I’m looking for something quick to throw in before leaving for work. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Maria!

      I’ve made this brown sugar pork chops recipe several times without searing them beforehand, they were amazing!!

    1. I have not made it with more than six but I don’t see why not. The rules and times are the same. As long as the pork chops are fully cooked, I’m sure it will be fine.

  16. I’m making these recipe right now, sounds delicious!do you think would be good to add some sliced apples also?

    1. I wanted to use boneless cuts from Costco. Had anyone tried this? They have thinner cuts and thicker cuts so I’m not sure which one to buy. Also, did anyone find out if any liquid is suppose to be added??

  17. Made this for dinner tonight. Super easy and really delicious. I will be making this again and again.