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Garlic Herb Lamb Chops are easy to make and taste like they came from a high end restaurant. You’ll impress everyone at the table with this delicious lamb recipe!

Lamb Chops in a cast-iron skillet.

No need to be intimidated by making lamb chops. This recipe couldn’t be much easier! A simple marinade rub, then cook them up in a pan. And in case you are still intimidated, check out the video demonstration. This is definitely a recipe you can easily make at home and still have it taste like it came from a restaurant!

What herbs go well with lamb?

Most fresh herbs pair really well with lamb. A common herb to pair with lamb is mint. In this recipe we use a combination of mint, rosemary, oregano, and parsley.

What is a good side dish for lamb chops?

Close up on Lamb Chops to show oil and seasonings.

What temperature do lamb chops need to be cooked to?

Lamb needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Lamb chops in particular, are best eaten at this temperature which is medium-rare. It is not recommended that you cook them above medium (160 degrees F) as the lamb will become chewy.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in some of my other lamb recipes:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTubeFacebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Lamb Chops in a cast-iron skillet.
Garlic Herb Lamb Chops are easy to make and taste like they came from a high end restaurant. You'll impress everyone at the table with this delicious lamb recipe!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 6 to 8 lamb loin chops
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 6 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Place lamb chops into a shallow dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, pepper, and herbs. Rub over chops. Place in fridge and let marinate at least 1 hour, or up to 12 hours.
  • Remove chops from marinate and season with salt.
  • Preheat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons olive oil and butter until melted.
  • Cook chops in the heavy skillet for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Serve hot garnished with additional fresh herbs.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 33mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Main Course
Keyword: lamb chops
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Reagan Clark
April 2, 2019 3:47 pm

5 stars
I cooked these for my mom and dad for their anniversary, and it was so easy. And I’m 14 years old.

February 18, 2020 8:31 pm

5 stars
Delicious! I used dried herbs bc I did not have fresh. I also did not have a chance to marinate but for about 15 minutes. Still flavorful! I seared on both sides and finished in oven bc I like mine medium well. I will definitely be trying this again and marinating overnight. Also plan to try on steak.

July 23, 2020 8:49 pm

Rach, thanks for the recipe. I did what you suggested with the lamb chops but did the same with seasoning the rack of lamb. The rack of lamb turned out delicious as do all your recipes. I just followed the recipe. I’m adding this to my saved recipes.

May 29, 2020 5:45 am

5 stars
My husband loved this recipe !! He said his mother used to make lamb chops & I have been looking for one that he would like. This is the one we love !! The result was a tender & juicy lamb chop !! Thank You

May 4, 2019 5:57 pm

4 stars
Absolutely delicious ?

March 20, 2019 6:30 pm

5 stars
Absolutely amazing! Made these tonight!

April 17, 2019 6:44 pm

5 stars
Thank you for another wonderful recipe! Perfect for an Easter dinner!

March 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Super in every way!

November 26, 2018 3:17 pm

I don’t have any fresh herbs except rosemary, can I use dried if so in what amount?

Bruce Deniger
April 26, 2018 12:50 am

super eaasy

Frances Olds
April 25, 2018 5:06 pm

5 stars
These were so awesome!! Everything was perfect!! Will make again!!

March 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Omg …this is such a yummy dish..i will definitely try this..
thank you so much for sharing this here.

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