Garlic and Herb-Rubbed Lamb Chops

Garlic herb lamb chops

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Marinate Time: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 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.

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

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

    Cover chops
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  4. Preheat grill, grill pan, or broiler.

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

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

    Cook lamb chops until medium rare
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  7. Scatter with fresh parsley and mint.

    Sprinkle fresh parsley on cooked lamb chops
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  8. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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