Make this Simple Grilled Lamb Chop Recipe this weekend for a dinner that is quick, easy and impressive for company! Lamb Chops are so tender and packed full of flavor.
Grilling lamb chops isn’t the first thing most people think of when they are asking friends over for a cookout, but it should be! These rich little tender pieces of meat have so much flavor all on their own, you really don’t need to go overboard with dressing them up. We decided to stick to a basic herb rub to enhance the flavor. We didn’t want to overtake the delicate lamb flavor.
These chops are perfect for the grill as they are tender and aren’t tough like a shoulder. That is a tougher piece of the lamb and won’t showcase well on the grill like it will in a slow cooker.
🍽️ Why This Recipe Works
- Great for holidays and get-togethers.
- Fancy enough to serve to dinner guests!
- The can be cooking in just 20 minutes.
- You’ll just need four ingredients plus the lamb chops, salt and pepper.
- It’s an easy recipe that everyone will rave about.
Herbed Rub | For the rub you’ll need some olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. That’s it!
Lamb Chops | You’ll need four lamb chops for this recipe. You can double or triple it depending on how many people you are feeding.
These delicate pieces of meat are almost as simple as grilling a hamburger, so get ready to be shocked as you read this!
Step One: Set up your grill to 350 degrees. Use direct heat. It will sear the meat and add a phenomenal taste.
Step Two: While the grill is heating up, make the herb rub. Rub olive oil on both sides of the lamb chops and then sprinkle both sides with the herb rub. The rub is light and adds just a hint of flavor.
Step Three: Grill for 5-7 minutes each side, depending on how well you want it done. For a chop that is 1-1.5 inches thick, the maximum time will be about 11 minutes to reach the recommended 145 degrees.
These come up to temperature extremely fast, so don’t go too far when grilling them. If your grill has hot spots, these may cook even faster than you realize. Be careful to monitor them to avoid overcooking. Stay close and watch them. Use a wireless thermometer to test them as you go so you don’t overcook them.
📌 Items to Note
Lamb shouldn’t have too much of a gamey taste, but if it does it tends to come from the fat. Sheep older than one year may also taste more like game. If you buy a rack of lamb, loin chops or rib chops, they will taste sweeter as they have less fat.
⏲️ Grilling Time
The United States Department of Agriculture suggests that you cook lamb chops until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. A lot of people like to cook their lamb chops to be medium rare at 130 degrees, just recognize that the USDA suggests 145 degrees.
Most people don’t cook it above this point or it will become too dry and won’t be as enjoyable.
The internal temperature of the lamb chops should be 145 degrees for well done, 130 degrees for medium, 125 degrees for medium-rare, and 120 degrees for rare.
They will typically last around three days in the fridge. Keep them in an airtight container.
You can warm them in the microwave, but the oven is usually better. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and warm them for 10 minutes, then flip and heat for an additional 10 minutes.
Tried this recipe? Please leave a star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating in the recipe card below and/or a review in the comments section further down the page. You can also stay in touch with me through social media by following me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!
Grilled Lamb Chops with an Herb Rub
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Rosemary dried
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Fresh Lamb Chops
- 4 each Lamb Chops
Prepare the Herb Rub Mixture
- In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the herbed rub and stir well
- Rub the lamb chops with olive oil and both sides. Sprinkle or rub the herb mixture on both sides of the lamb chops. The light coating of ol iwll help the lamb from sticking to the grill.
Grilling Lamb Chops
- Preheat grill at 350 degrees. Set it up for direct heat as it will add sear marks and enhance the flavor.
- Grill lamb chops for 5-7 minutes each side, depending on thickness making sure to reach the 145 degrees temperature.