This Air Fryer Lamb Chops recipe is perfect for busy chefs. No more worrying about spending hours at the stove over a hot oven. Make delicious lamb chops in an air fryer instead! They are made in less than 15 minutes and taste amazing. Plus, you’ll only need a handful of ingredients for this easy lamb chop recipe!
Air Fryer Lamb Chops
If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to cook lamb chops, you’ve found it! My air fryer lamb chops are easy to make, tender, juicy, and full of flavor. I use a traditional herb and lemon marinade and the results were better than I could have ever imagined.
There is nothing better than a lamb chop with a crispy exterior and a soft and tender interior. And that’s exactly what you’ll get when you make lamb chops in the air fryer!
This easy lamb chop recipe is one of my go-to’s. I’ve made them several times over the years and they always come out perfectly. And who doesn’t love dinner that comes together in minutes? You can even marinate the meat ahead of time, so it’s waiting for you when you come home from work!
Easy Lamb Chop Recipe Video
Why You’ll Love Cooking Lamb Chops in Air Fryer
- Easy to make
- Cleanup is a breeze
- It’s tender, juicy, and flavorful
- Comes together in under 15 minutes
- Perfect for weeknight dinner
What Are Lamb Chops?
Lamb Chops are either bone-in or boneless meat chops traditionally cut from the lamb’s shoulder, loin, sirloin, or rib. Lamb is a naturally very tender meat, and it’s easy to cook. It pairs well with a variety of spices, herbs, and rubs.
Cooking lamb chops isn’t complicated, and it’s a very budget-friendly meal. You can air fry, bake, broil, grill, or pan-fry lamb chops. Today’s recipe is all about Air Frying Lamb Chops!
What is the Difference Between Lamb Chops and Lamb Loin Chops?
Loin chops are cut from the rib section of a sheep, while lamb chops are cut from the shoulder. The taste is similar, but loin chops are more tender because they come from an area closer to the animal’s back.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Lamb Chops
- Lamb Chops
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
How To Cook Lamb Chops in Air Fryer
In this recipe, you’ll find a simple method for cooking lamb chops in your air fryer. The key is to be sure the chops are at room temperature before cooking, so they can sear quickly and seal in their juices.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you could try broiling them instead — make sure they get nice and brown on both sides! Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a salad for a complete meal!
You’re going to love these Air Fryer Lamb Chops! They’re quick and easy enough to make any day of the week, yet still super impressive when guests come over for dinner! Keep reading to learn how to cook lamb chops in an air fryer.
Step 1: Marinate the lamb chops
Mix all of the ingredients (except for the lamb chops) in a Ziploc bag and shake to combine.
Then, place the lamb chops into the bag, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. The marinade will sink into the meat and give it a nice flavor.
Step 2: Place lamb chops in air fryer to cook
Place the lamb chops into the air fryer and set the temperature to 200 degrees C, or 390 degrees F. Set the time for 3 minutes, then flip them and air fry for another 4 minutes.
I like to eat my lamb on a medium-rare. If you would like them cooked more thoroughly, increase the time.
What Does Lamb Taste Like?
Lamb has a somewhat gamey taste, but it also boasts a very meaty flavor. Depending on what you marinate your lamb with, it will usually take on the spices, herbs, or marinade that you use.
When shopping for lamb, try to choose the best package of lamb that you can find. You can also ask your butcher for a package with the marbling distributed throughout the meat, which will give it a robust flavor.
Why Should I Marinate Lamb?
Marinating does a few things to your lamb chops. It not only adds flavor to the dish, but it can also help to tenderize the meat and give it a softer texture.
Today, I used a simple marinade that included lemon juice. It’s acidic and helps to tenderize the meat. The lemon juice will break down the fibers in the lamb chops and tenderizes them. The result is a tender, air fried lamb chop.
How Long Should I Marinate the Lamb?
As lamb chops are naturally tender, you don’t have to worry about marinating them as long as, say, beef. You do want to make sure to let it marinate for at least 1 hour (to soak up all of that flavor!) but you can let it sit for up to 5 hours if desired.
What Herbs And Spices Go Well With Lamb?
My absolute go-to spices and herbs for lamb are rosemary and lemon. It’s a traditional flavor blend that works very well.
The other spices that I would recommend are oregano, basil, sage, and mint. If you are looking for some earthy spices, I recommend ground cumin, cardamom, allspice, and cloves. They all bring out the flavors of the lamb and create a great flavor profile.
Best Temperature For Cooking Lamb Chops
Lamb chops will cook at different temperatures and times, depending on what air fryer you are using and the thickness of the meat.
For best results, use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the thickest part of the lamb chop. It should read 125 degrees F for medium-rare and 135 degrees F for medium.
The key is to let the lamb chops rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into the meat. Letting the meat rest is key to allowing it to absorb all of its juices and come out really tender and juicy.
Serving Suggestions For This Easy Lamb Chop Recipe
Serve your lamb chops with a vegetable and a carb to make a meal out of this easy lamb chop recipe. I usually pair mine with INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES or INSTANT POT GARLIC BROWN RICE and AIR FRYER FROZEN GREEN BEANS or AIR FRYER ROASTED CARROTS. They’re all very classic pairings, but don’t be afraid to get creative with your sides!
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Air Fryer Lamb Chops
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon corinader
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 pound lamb chops
- Mix all of the ingredients, except for the lamb chops, in a Ziploc bag. And shake to combine.
- Then place the lamb chops into the bag, and refrigerate for at least one hour. You will get a really nice flavor.
- Then place the lamb chops into the air fryer and set the temperature to 200 degrees C, or 390 degrees F., and set the time for 3 minutes, then flip them, and do for another 4 minutes.
- I like to eat my lamb on a medium-rare. If you would like them done, more increase the time.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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