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Garlic Herb Lamb Chops

Marinated with olive oil, sundried tomatoes, fresh rosemary and fresh thyme, this delightful recipe for Garlic Herb Lamb Chops is special enough for a holiday, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
To Marinate1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: marinated lamb chops, pan fried lamb chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 460kcal


  • Stove


  • 1-½ to 2 pounds lamb chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • In a zip top bag combine olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Add lamb chops to the zip top bag; seal and squish around to completely coat the chops with the marinade. Set aside to marinate for 1 hour, OR in the fridge for up to 6 hours.
  • If lamb is marinating in the fridge, take it out at least 20 to 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook.
  • Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat.
  • When oil is hot, take lamb chops out of the bag, shake off any excess liquid, and add to the hot skillet.
  • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until nicely browned on the bottom.
  • Flip over and continue to cook for 4 to 5 more minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145˚F. Please use an Internal Read Meat Thermometer to check for doneness.
  • Transfer cooked lamb chops to a platter; loosely cover and let stand 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 4mg