Step-by-step instructions so you can grill tender, juicy lamb chops like a pro! Greek Lamb Chops are seared quickly and melton-your-mouth tender when you follow a few easy steps!
Next time try this recipe for Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken!
Why you'll love this recipe
Dan had never tried lamb before we met. I think it's one of those flavors that you think you would hate. Or perhaps you tried it and it wasn't cooked right. Lamb can be really good or really bad. There's really no in-between.
Now he's a believer! This summer we've grilled lamb several times and Dan loves it! Lamb has great flavor and is super tender when it's seared quickly and simply seasoned. Now it's my turn to share with you how to grill lamb chops perfectly every time!
Have you grilled lamb at home? We grill chops often. It's an affordable protein that's easily made and is ready in a snap. It's deliciously paired with many sides, but it can be intimidating - I get that!
Today I'd like to share with you my fail-safe method for tender flavorful chops!
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- lamb chops, though several cuts of lamb will work. You could use loin lamb chops, lamb shoulder chops or lamb steaks.
- olive oil, you could also use vegetable oil.
- lemon juice, I recommend fresh lemon juice
- all-purpose seasoning
- dried Italian seasoning
- black pepper
- Remove the chops from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature.
- Brush with olive oil seasoning mix.
- Allow to rest for 20-30 minutes.
- When you are ready to grill, get the grill screaming hot!
- Sear the chops for 2-3 minutes on both sides.
- Remove from the grill immediately, place on a platter and cover with foil.
- Allow to rest so the juices redistribute in the meat, keeping it flavorful and juicy!
3-4 minutes each side.
A meat thermometer is the best method to ensure your chops are cooked to the desired temperature. 110° for rare, 130° for medium-rare or 150° for medium.
Yes, seasoning the chops before grilling will ensure a good sear on the meat.
Lamb is a low-fat, high-quality protein rich in vitamins and minerals. It's a great choice for your mealtime rotation.
What is a good marinade for lamb chops?
The seasoning for these chops is Chef's Blend Seasoning Rub. It's an easy, flavorful rub you make at home from herbs and spices you already have in your cabinet.
It takes less than five minutes to make and will store up to six months. Bonus? Because you make it yourself, you know what's in it!
This seasoning mix contains; cumin, toasted sesame seeds, red chili powder, turmeric, oregano, sumac and salt. Don't have sumac in your cabinet?
Don't worry, I give you alternatives. Swing over and grab the recipe here - Chef's Blend Spice Rub.
Things to know
- Lamb loin chops and rib chops work great on the grill. This recipe uses ribs chops. Those are lamb chops where the end of the bone has been removed.
- However, if you can buy the full chops, get those! Some clean the fat off the tip of ribs, but I don't recommend it. Fat equals flavor.
- This meal is excellent for a busy weeknight because it only takes minutes!
- Additionally, the bone is easy to grab, making this a great appetizer/finger food for a party!
- No grill, no problem, use a grill pan or cast iron pan instead!
If you're looking for delicious sides to serve with this lovely meal, here are a few suggestions -
- Bow Tie Pasta Salad, grilled vegetables or Southern Style Pasta Salad - great make-ahead side dishes!
- Rosemary Lemon Roasted Potatoes are super yummy too!
- Turkey Burgers - these are easy to make and so juicy! If you. think turkey. burgers are boring, this recipe will change your mind!
- Learn how to make ribs on the grill, tender and juicy every time!
- Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs - homemade teriyaki is just so delicious! These are always a favorite!
- BBQ Tri Tip - big meaty flavor in this delicious tender steak - we love this recipe!
If you love this recipe as much as we do, be sure to leave a comment below - I'd love to hear from you!
Greek Lamb Chops
- 8 lamb chops one inch thick
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 teaspoons chef's blend spice mix
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
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- Remove the lamb chops from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before grilling.
- Add olive oil, juice of lemon, both seasonings, salt and pepper to a small bowl.
- Brush flavoring on both sides of meat.
- When you are ready to grill - preheat the grill. Get it screaming hot! Brush the grill lightly with olive oil.
- Sear the chops for 3-4 minutes on side one. Flip and do the same for side two.
- Remove from the grill immediately, place on a platter and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes prior to serving.