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Juicy Garlic Lamb Chops with Herbs

Juicy Garlic Lamb Chops with Herbs

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These Juicy Garlic Lamb Chops with Herbs are very easy to make, so please don’t let it intimidate you. Once you master the cooking of lamb properly, you can make this delicious and impressive holiday meal.

Garlic Lamb Chops with Herbs Recipe


  • 4 pieces of lamb chops
  • 1 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp of fresh and chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp of oregano, dried
  • salt and pepper, to your liking


  1. Preparation Before Cooking:

    • Take the lamb chops out of the refrigerator 30-40 minutes before you plan to cook them. This helps in bringing them to room temperature, which ensures even cooking.
  2. Drying and Seasoning:

    • Place the lamb chops on a cutting board lined with paper towels. Use additional paper towels to pat them dry thoroughly. This step is crucial for achieving a good sear.
    • Season the chops generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Making the Herb Marinade:

    • In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, olive oil, and your choice of prepared herbs (like rosemary, thyme, and oregano). Mix these ingredients well to create a flavorful marinade.
  4. Marinating the Lamb Chops:

    • Place the lamb chops in a freezer bag or a silicone bag. Pour the prepared herb marinade over the chops, ensuring they are well coated.
    • Seal the bag tightly and make sure the chops are evenly coated with the marinade. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. This step infuses the meat with flavors and tenderizes it.
  5. Cooking the Chops:

    • Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Do not add oil since the lamb chops will render their own fat.
    • First, cook the chops on their narrow fat edge. You might need tongs to hold them upright. Press them down slightly to render the fat and crisp it up. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
    • Once the fat has rendered, lay the chops flat on one side in the skillet. Cook for approximately 3 minutes until they are nicely browned, then flip and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.
  6. Resting the Chops:

    • Once cooked, transfer the chops to a platter. You can garnish them with additional fresh herbs for presentation.
    • Let the chops rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. This step allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring that the chops will be juicy and flavorful when cut into.
  7. Serving:

    • Serve the lamb chops while they are warm. Enjoy your delicious, herb-marinated lamb chops!

Remember, the key to perfect lamb chops is in the marination and allowing them to cook without moving them around too much in the pan. Happy cooking!

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What is the correct internal temperature for lamb chops?

The general agreement is that the best way to cook lamb chop recipes is to medium-rare. At medium-rare, the lamb’s inner temperature will be 145 degrees Fahrenheit, and the meat will be nice and pink within. Most of the microorganism on this kind of meat is on the surface.

As a result, it doesn’t need to be cooked as thoroughly as poultry. I don’t advise cooking to a temperature higher than 160F because the lamb can become chewy and too dry to be enjoyable.

Also, check out this garlic butter pork chops recipe in the air fryer!




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