Lamb Chops Dijon

Dijon mustard lamb chops

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
540 Calories
36g Fat
8g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 1744mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 561mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The combination of the mustard, orange, and thyme really makes these lamb chops fantastic. Place the chops on a hot grill until just cooked through (or more, as desired). Allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving.


  • 12 small loin lamb chops

  • 2/3 cup (160 milliliters) Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) minced orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 teaspoons (20 milliliters) packed light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim excess fat from lamb chops.

  2. Mix orange zest, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme into a paste. Add mustard and brown sugar. Mix together.

  3. Preheat grill for high heat. Brush about half of the mixture onto each side of the chops and place on a very hot grill for about 2 minutes per side. Turn and brush the other half of the mixture onto the chops. Continue cooking until done. Lamb is cooked at 145 F, but for a rarer level of doneness, take them off the grill at 135 F.

  4. Cover and allow the chops to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

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