Grilled lamb chops are tender and delicious thanks to a tasty marinade. Learn how grill lamb chops that are incredibly juicy and flavorful!
I love grilling all kinds of meat and seafood, but I find grilling red meat to be especially rewarding. Whether it's grilled steak, beef shish kebab, or these lamb chops, the smoky flavor is always so intriguing. Today's recipe is a classic grilled lamb chops with Mediterranean flavors - trust me, it's so delicious!
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What Makes This Recipe So Good?
- Flavors: Just like our roasted leg of lamb and grilled lamb burger, this dish is a celebration of flavors. The marinade the so bright and aromatic thanks to cilantro and seven spice and the meat is succulent and so juicy.
- Easy: Following my tips and notes, you'll be able to grill lamb chops like a pro.
- An impressive meal: Lamb chops are considered a gourmet cut with a lot of flavor. They're perfect for grilling when you're planning to impress!
- Lamb chops: You can find lamb chops at almost any supermarket. You can also get a rack of lamb and slice it yourself.
- Garlic: Add as much garlic as you like, I usually opt for 5-6 cloves.
- Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil works best for this recipe.
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds so much flavor.
- Spices: You need oregano, seven spice and salt.
- Cilantro: Fresh cilantro is so good in this marinade. You can add other herbs such as rosemary or thyme as well.
How To Grill Lamb Chops
- Place the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, oregano, seven spice and chopped cilantro in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the lamb chops and make sure all pieces are well coated. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
- When ready to grill, make sure the lamb chops are at room temperature and season them with salt. Preheat the grill to medium high.
- Grill the lamb chops for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
Tips For Grilling Lamb Chops
- Marinate: Lamb chops absorb the marinade quickly so 30 minutes would be just fine.
- Don't overcook: To have succulent juicy lamb chops, grill them for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
- Serve: It's best to serve these immediately so they're tender.
As I mentioned previously, it's best to serve lamb chops immediately when they're tender and juicy. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. It's best to reheat the leftovers in the oven at 300 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The chops cook quickly and they need just about 6 to 8 minutes on the grill.
There is no need to sear them before grilling since they cook quickly.
Lamb chops are best served right away when they're tender and juicy. Once they get cold, they're not going to be as juicy.
No, they are two different cuts. Loin chops are slightly leaner, here is a recipe for lamb loin if you're interested in learning more.
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Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe
- 2 lb lamb chops about 8 pieces
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lemon juice of
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoon seven spice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- In a bowl mix the olive oil, garlic, lemon, cilantro, oregano and seven spice. Add in the lamb chops and mix to make sure all pieces are coated with the marinade.
- Cover the bowl and marinate for 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
- Preheat the grill to medium high. Take the lamb chops out of the fridge, season with salt and let them to come to room temperature.
- When the grill is ready, place the lamb chops on the grates and grill for about 3 minutes on each side for medium. If you prefer medium well, grill for 4 minutes on each side.
- Lamb chops are so tender when grilled to medium. Medium well or well done lamb chops would be a bit chewy.
- You can make homemade seven spice blend or use store-bought.
- You can freeze marinated lamb chops up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, bring to room temperature and then grill according to the instructions.