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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 marinade 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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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 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp 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.

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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Lori

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Sounds Amazing! Which Air Fryer has worked the Best for you?

Tanya

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Hi Lori, they're all pretty much the same but I use the Bella Pro 5.3 qt and the Cosori 5.8qt most often.

Samantha

Sunday 14th of February 2021

OMG Tanya.. I made these tonight with your homemade chimichurri sauce. DELICIOUS! 😋 thanks again for posting this recipe!

Tanya

Sunday 14th of February 2021

Thank you Samantha! So glad you liked both recipes :)