Grilled Lamb Chops with Rack of Lamb

Grilled Lamb Chops recipe. Lamb chops marinated in mediterranean spices and boiled in the oven to perfection. By Spice Cravings. This Grilled Lamb Chops recipe leads to tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend. It's a simple 30 minute weeknight dinner. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Lamb is the #1 choice of red meat in my house.  I can cook it in any preparation like kebab, curry or chops and chances are, there won’t be any left-overs.  Different preparations have different cooking times, but this recipe for Homemade Grilled Lamb Chops is one of my weeknight specialities.  Tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend, they are bursting with flavor and simply delicious.

With a prep time of under 10 minutes and a cook time of 6 minutes, this is one of my favorite “dinner in 30” recipes.  It pairs great with my lemon saffron rice or my quinoa tabbouleh salad or just a warm pita with a greek salad.  Serve it with a glass of Pinot noir or Cabernet Sauvignon, and that’s an official “date-night“!
Grilled Lamb Chops recipe. Lamb chops marinated in mediterranean spices and boiled in the oven to perfection. By Spice Cravings. This Grilled Lamb Chops recipe leads to tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend. It's a simple 30 minute weeknight dinner. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Easy Peasy Recipe

I use a rack of lamb that has already been frenched for this recipe and ask my butcher to slice them into individual chops.  I like to marinate the chops and leave them aside for 15 minutes while I prep the sides and salad. These short 15 minutes allow the chops to absorb the flavors of the marinade and stay juicy while grilling them. I always have the spices for a mediterranean marinade handy as I use it for other proteins like chicken and shrimp too. I mix in greek yogurt with dry spices, freshly grated garlic (or garlic powder), freshly grated lemon zest and a splash of lemon juice. Apply this mix liberally all over the chops. Put them on a plate or in a Gallon Size Storage Bags and let the chops hang out in the marinade for 15 minutes.

Grilled Lamb Chops recipe. Lamb chops marinated in mediterranean spices and boiled in the oven to perfection. By Spice Cravings. This Grilled Lamb Chops recipe leads to tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend. It's a simple 30 minute weeknight dinner. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty Cooking/Grilling the Lamb chops:

These lamb chops can be grilled three ways, on an outdoor grill, in a stove-top skillet, or, under the broiler in the oven. I keep switching between these three methods based on convenience, mood and who’s grilling đŸ™‚  We like our grilled lamb chops almost well done, so please adjust the timing to your taste. Reduce the timing by a minute or so per side to get a medium doneness on these chops. Here are the three ways:

  • Outdoor Grill: My husband is the grill master of the house, so, if he’s cooking, outdoor grill it is. 3 minutes on each side (on a medium-high heat zone), flipping half way through, rest for 5-10 minutes and you have the most succulent lamb chops.
  • Oven: If my stove-top burners are occupied, or if my kids are cooking these, then I use the broiler for cooking the lamb chops. I place them on a lined baking sheet and pop it under the broiler, such that the meat is about 4 inches away from the heat. 3-4 minutes on each side is all they need, flipping them half way through. So, I would say roughly 7-8 minutes should give you well done chops. Be sure to rest them for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Stove-top: These lamb chops turn out amazing in a skillet too. Heat the skillet on medium high heat. I like to use a grill pan for these to get the gorgeous grill marks, but believe me, an omelette pan will work just as well too. 3 minutes on each side, flipping half way through, rest for 5-10 minutes and you’re done!

Some of my popular pairings with Mediterranean-style Grilled Lamb Chops:

Saffron-rIce-Pilaf-Garam Masala Kitchen
Saffron Rice Pilaf
Tzatziki sauce dip, Instant Pot yogurt, Garam Masala Kitchen
Tzatziki sauce
Instant pot Lemon-Rice Pressure cooker
Lemon Rice

Greek Salad
Quinoa-Tabbouleh-Salad-Gluten Free Tabbouleh Salad by Spice Cravings
Quinoa Tabbouleh salad
This flavorful and hearty spinach rice, palak pulao or pilaf is made by cooking aromatic basmati rice with buttery soft spinach in ghee in an Instant Pot. by Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Spanakorizo or Spinach Rice

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Grilled Lamb Chops recipe. Lamb chops marinated in mediterranean spices and boiled in the oven to perfection. By Spice Cravings. This Grilled Lamb Chops recipe leads to tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend. It's a simple 30 minute weeknight dinner. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty
Grilled Lamb Chops with Rack of Lamb
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This recipe for Homemade Grilled Lamb Chops is one of my weeknight specialities.  Tender, juicy, lemony and spiced with an earthy mediterranean spice blend, they are bursting with flavor and simply delicious. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Marinate: Lamb Chops In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except lamb chops and mix well with a fork. Wipe dry, cut and lay flat all the chops on a platter/tray. Generously brush the marinade on all over the lamb chops coating all sides. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.

  2. Grill chops: Heat a wide skillet over medium-high heat (takes around 3-4 minutes). Place the chops in the pan. Cook 3 minutes each side for well done chops. Reduce to 2 minutes each side for medium rare doneness. Use the same time guideline if using an outdoor grill.

  3. Serve: Transfer the chops to a platter and rest for 5 minutes. Serve with lemon-saffron rice or warm pita bread and a greek salad.

Notes
  1. Ask your butcher to cut the rack of lamb into individual chops, or, using the bone as a guide- cut into 8 chops of around 3/4" thickness). The chili flakes and cayenne can be reduced or omitted to suit your spice preference.

Recipe Notes

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Lamb Chops with Rack of Lamb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 513mg 21%
Potassium 267mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 12.4%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 3%
Iron 12.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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