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The Best Air Fryer Lamb Chops

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Cook the most perfect of lamb chops in minutes with your trusty air fryer! Marinated in red wine vinegar and herbs, the chops come out perfectly cooked and tender. Ready to serve in 15 minutes!

Six cooked lamb chops on a white plate.


 

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Lamb is one of my favorite meats! It has a robust taste that is slightly gamey and grassy and makes a welcome change from beef or chicken.

When cooked in the air fryer, these lamb chops are so succulent and have a nice crust to them. They come out perfectly cooked and I love that they are ready to serve in minutes!

If you love lamb, be sure to try my Moroccan Soup!

How to make air fryer lamb chops

  • Combine lamb chops, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Rub the marinade into the meat and cover and chill for 1 hour.
Raw lamb chops in the marinade.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add lamb chops to the air fryer basket.
Raw lamb chops placed in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 7-9 minutes, flipping halfway.
Cooked lamb chops in the air fryer basket.
Close up of the cooked lamb chops in the air fryer with chimicurri sauce on it.

How do you know when the lamb is cooked?

Cooking the lamb chops in the air fryer will take between 7 and 9 minutes. The easiest way to make sure it is cooked to your liking is to use an Instant read thermometer. At 120F they will be rare, 130F is medium and over 145F is well done.

When cooked past medium, the gamey flavor of the lamb becomes more pronounced.

How long can you marinate the lamb?

Lamb chops are fairly tender, and because we use red wine vinegar in the marinade, they don’t need to be prepped too far ahead of time. I find an hour of marinating works perfectly, but you can leave them for up to 5 hours. If you leave them longer than that, the acid can start to break down the fibers too much and your lamb can turn out tough.

What so you serve with them?

These air fried lamb chops are perfect to serve as a quick and easy weeknight meal, but fancy enough to serve to guests and they make for an excellent Easter meal. They are great with all kinds of veggie and potato sides. Try them with:

Lamb chops on a white plate with the end cut off.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • The temperature of the lamb should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-well.
  • The cut of lamb makes a difference in the gaminess of the lamb. Lamb Leg Chops will have less of a gamey flavor but they usually are more expensive.
  • This lamb recipe is great accompanied with a homemade chimichurri sauce.

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Watch this video tutorial and see how I make these lamb chops from start to finish.

air fryer lamb chops in the air fryer basket covered with chimichurri sauce
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The Best Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Cook the most perfect of lamb chops in minutes with your trusty air fryer! Marinaded in red wine vinegar and herbs, the chops come out perfectly cooked and tender.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried lamb recipe, how to cook lamb chops. inan air fryer, quick lamb chop recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marinating time 1 hour
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs lamb chops lamb loin chops or lamb leg chops

Marinade

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine lamb chops, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Rub the marinade into the meat and cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add lamb chops to the air fryer basket and cook for 7-9 minutes, flipping halfway.

Video

Notes

  • The temperature of the lamb should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-well.
  • The cut of lamb makes a difference in the gaminess of the lamb. Lamb Leg Chops will have less of a gamey flavor but they usually are more expensive.
  • This lamb recipe is great accompanied with a homemade chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 4mg
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Craig King

Sunday 11th of February 2024

Simple to prepare, straight forward to cook, tasty and tender to eat. We had ours with mashed potatoes and peas. Delish.

Tanya

Sunday 11th of February 2024

Thanks so much, Craig! So happy you enjoyed the lamb chops. I love what you paired it with.

Retta's Beautiful Boutique

Monday 5th of February 2024

Well this is the very first time ever having lamb loin chops..thank goodness for Google i didnt have olive oil😭 so had to use vegetable oil i used tarragon,oregano,garlic onion powder,lemon juice black pepper sea salt. Besides smoking up the house in the airfyer my husband and my dad loved it. Oi didn't care for it not my kind of flavor but Thank you so much for this easy recipe dad cant have greens so I didnt make the sauce

Tanya

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

Thanks so much Retta! So happy your Dad loved the recipe too.

Natalie

Friday 19th of January 2024

This recipe was delicious!!! I stumbled across it after buying bone-in lamb chops while on sale without a plan for what I’d do with them. Google to the rescue! This marinade seemed easy enough, even for a non-cook like me. It smelled absolutely divine, and it tasted even better. My well-done air-fried lamb chops were so, so good. This recipe is definitely going to be in my permanent rotation, and I’ll never cook lamb chops any other way again.

Tanya

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Thanks so much, Natalie!

Alan

Sunday 7th of January 2024

On a cold winter’s day in the UK I came across your recipe and the air fryer lamb chops that resulted were exceptional. Lamb is not my favourite red meat but your simple recipe made them absolutely delicious. I’d definitely do them again and have recommended them to friends too. Anyone who says anything negative about the recipe simply couldn’t have followed it properly.

Tanya

Sunday 7th of January 2024

Thanks so much Alan! I'm so happy you enjoyed this lamb chop recipe.

Alexandra

Sunday 13th of August 2023

So many great comments but these turned out to be mediocre. I think they would have benefitted from honey and fresh herbs, perhaps a pinch of cinnamon. At 400 degrees, the exterior was well done and the interior was almost med/rare borderline rare. I think that red wine vinegar "cooks" the outer meat while marinading. In the future, I'll leave out the acid, just use oil, salt/pepper herbs and sweetener - honey or fruit preserves. Lamb loin chops are so easy to make in an air fryer, but I won't be making this recipe again or using vinegar in my lamb marinades. My favorite has always been apricot jelly and garlic and salt and pepper.

Tanya

Monday 14th of August 2023

Hi Alexandra, the small amount of vinegar in this marinade wouldn't cook the lamb. It's likely the temp and the thickness of your lamb that resulted in your outside cooking faster than then inside. The addition of sweetner is new to me, but sounds delicous as well.