Air Fryer Lamb Chops are so good! If you have been looking for the perfect way to cook lamb chops, this will be the way, and they are fabulous!
Tender, Juicy, and full of flavor. Today, I used a traditional herb and lemon marinade to create a lot of flavors!
There is nothing better than a lamb chop-cooked top perfectly with a crispy exterior, but a soft and tender piece of meat.
This is one of my go-to recipes, and over the years, I have made them several times, 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!
What Are Lamb Chops?
Lamb Chops are either bone-in or boneless meat chops traditionally cut from the shoulder, loin, sirloin, or rib of the lamb. Lamb is naturally a slice of very tender meat, and it’s easy to cook and really pairs well with several spices, herbs, and rubs.
You can make a great lamb chop dinner, and it will actually be a very budget-friendly meal. While you can bake, broil, grill, or pan-fry lamb chops. Today’s it is all about Air Frying Lamb Chops!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Lamb Chops
- Lamb Chops
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
How To Make Air Fryer 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.
Place the lamb chops into the air fryer, set the temperature to 200 degrees C, or 390 degrees F. 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.
What does lamb taste like?
Lamb has a somewhat gamey taste, but it’s also a very meaty flavor. Depending on what you marinate your lamb with, it will usually take on the spices, herbs, or marinade that you used.
When you are shopping for lamb, pick out a package of lamb, or ask your butcher for a package with the marbling distributed throughout the meat, which will give it a lot of flavors.
What’s the benefit of marinating?
Marinating does a few things to your lamb chops. They not only add flavor to the dish, but they marinate the meat all well.
Today, I used a simple marinade that included lemon juice, which is an acid, and it helps by tenderizing the meat. The lemon juice starts to break down the fibers in the lamb chops and tenderizing them. The result is a tender air-fried lamb chop.
What herbs and spices go well with lamb?
My absolute go-to spices and herbs with lamb and rosemary and lemon. It’s a traditional flavor blend that works really well.
The other spices that I would recommend would be 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.
What temperature should lamb chops be cooked to?
Lamb chops will cook at different times, depending on what air fryer you are using and the thickness of the lamb chops.
For best results, use a meat thermometer and check the thickest part of the lamb chop, which should be 125 degrees F, for medium-rare, 135 degrees F, for medium.
The key is to let the lamb chops rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into the meat. This way, all of the juices will run to the middle, which will provide a juicy piece of meat in all of the lamb chop.
Some Great Air Fryer Side Dishes:
- AIR FRYER GARLIC PARMESAN TRUFFLE POTATO WEDGES
- AIR FRYER CHEESE FRIES
- BREAKFAST POTATOES IN THE AIR FRYER
- AIR FRYER BAKED SWEET POTATOES
- AIR FRYER ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES
- FROZEN TATER TOTS IN AIR FRYER
- AIR FRYER CANNED SWEET POTATOES
- 1 teaspoon of rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of coriander
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 pound of 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 621mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 32g
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