How to Grill Lamb Chops Perfectly Every Time

Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe

Even though backyard-grilling season isn't quite here, for this recipe we're using a cast-iron grill pan — perfect for those off-season months. Lamb isn't only for Easter and we know it can be expensive, so we're showing you a fool-proof method for how to grill lamb chops (indoors) with perfect, tender results every time!

What You'll Need:
(Makes 6 chops)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves only
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • salt + freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 6 small lamb rib chops

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Step 1: Using a food processor of immersion blender, blend the olive oil, garlic cloves, rosemary and thyme until almost smooth.

Step 2: Season the lamb chops generously with salt and freshly-cracked black pepper on both sides. Then spread the oil and herb mixture evenly over the chops.

Step 3: Allow the lamb chops to marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge. Take the lamb chops out of the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to grill them; so they are room temp.

Step 4: Heat your cast iron grill pan over a high flame. Place 2-3 lamb chops on the pan at a time (making sure not to over crowd the pan) Cook the lamb chops for 3 minutes on each side (for medium doneness) and repeat with the rest of the chops.


All photography by Karen Biton-Cohen