Garlic and Herb-Rubbed Lamb Chops

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8 chops (4 servings)

This garlic and herb-rubbed lamb chops recipe features a classic combination of flavors, which really enhances the lamb's natural goodness. Lamb loin chops are easy to find in the market ​and can be cooked by grilling, broiling, or even pan-frying.


  • 8 lamb loin chops
  • 2 tablespoons​ olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large baking dish, toss the lamb with the olive oil, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, rosemary, oregano, and thyme.

  3. Once evenly coated, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Lamb chops may be marinated overnight.

  4. Preheat grill, grill pan, or broiler.

  5. Remove chops from marinade and salt both sides generously.

  6. Cook about 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare (will vary depending on thickness).

  7. Scatter with fresh parsley and mint.

  8. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

  9. These loin lamb chops are great paired with a mint jelly sauce or Madeira sauce.