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Air Fryer Lamb Chops

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Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Cooking Temperature400 degrees Fahrenheit

The exact cook time can vary. Read below for our tips!

Have you ever tried making lamb chops in your air fryer? If not, you’re missing out on an easy and tasty way to enjoy them.

Made with a few simple ingredients, these air fryer lamb chops are cooked to perfection – lightly pink on the inside, grilled on the outside, and deliciously juicy!

Whether you serve them with a salad, potatoes, rice, and/or veggies, these lamb chops will enhance any meal.

whole cooked lamb chops on white plate with two silver forks beside.
These lamb chops are ready to be served!

Ingredients

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These are the ingredients you will need.

To make this recipe for lamb chops in the air fryer, here are the ingredients that you will need. There are not too many – but the quality of the ingredients can really make a difference!

  • Lamb chops – Choose fresh, high-quality lamb chops for the best flavor.
  • Olive oil – Provides moisture and adds flavor.
  • Wine vinegar – Adds acidity and tanginess to balance the lamb flavor.
  • Granulated garlic – For additional flavor.
  • Salt – To enhance the natural flavors of the lamb.
  • Black pepper – To add a subtle heat.
  • Dried herbs – For example, a blend of thyme, basil, and rosemary; choose high-quality dried herbs for a more pronounced flavor.

Recipe Tips

Before you tackle these air fried lamb chops, be sure to read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect:

  • There are several types of lamb chops, including loin chops, rib chops, and shoulder chops. Each has its own characteristics, such as size, shape, and tenderness. The cooking time may also vary slightly between the different cuts.
  • The quality of the lamb chops can make a big difference in flavor and tenderness.
  • Marinate the lamb chops for at least 30 minutes before cooking for added flavor.
  • The exact cooking time can vary depending on the type and thickness of the lamb chops and your air fryer. Keep a close eye on them to avoid overcooking (which can dry them out).
  • Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.
  • After cooking, let the lamb chops rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute.
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Step by Step Instructions

In this section, we’ll show you exactly how to make these lamb chops in the air fryer. We’ve included all the recipe process photos so you can follow along as you cook at home!

Of course, if you are looking for the recipe card with exact measurements and details, you can find it at the bottom of this post.

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Make the marinade.

In a bowl, mix the olive oil, wine vinegar, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and dried herbs.

four raw lamb chops covered in spices on round plate sitting on counter.
Brush each chop with the marinade.

Brush the marinade on both sides of each lamb chop.

If you have time, you can cover the plate with the chops with cling film and refrigerate them for 30 to 60 minutes to let the flavors soak in (recommended). If not, you can skip this step and proceed to air frying.

raw marinated lamb chops in round air fryer tray sitting on counter.
Place the lamb chops in the preheated air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes or until it indicates that it is preheated.

Place the lamb chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer. There should be no overlap.

cooked lamb chops in round air fryer basket sitting in white counter.
Flip the lamb chops halfway through cooking.

Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes on one side. Flip the chops to the other side and cook an additional 4 minutes. This will give you medium-well doneness.

Every air fryer cooks differently, so the exact cooking time can vary – adjust it accordingly depending on your preferred level of doneness.

cooked lamb chops with pink centre placed on plate with silver fork behind.
Enjoy these delicious lamb chops!

Place the cooked lamb chops on a plate and let them rest for 3-4 minutes to help the meat retain its juices.

Then serve the lamb chops hot with sauces and herbs of your choice. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

These lamb chops taste best when they are hot and fresh. However, if you have leftovers, let them cool and then store them in a sealed container or wrapped in foil in the fridge within 2 hours of cooking.

Properly stored, these chops will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer at around 280 degrees Fahrenheit – just be careful not to heat them too long or else you may overcook them.

What to Serve Air Fryer Lamb Chops With

As with any “upscale” dish, there are loads of great sides that you can serve with these lamb chops.

FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about making lamb chops air fryer-style:

How to cook lamb chops in air fryer?

Make the marinade and brush on the lamb chops. Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the lamb chops to a medium-well-doneness for about 4 minutes on each side.

How long to cook lamb chops in the air fryer?

The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the lamb chops and your air fryer. As a guideline, our lamb chops cooked to medium-well with a cooking time of 4 minutes per side at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to reheat lamb chops in air fryer?

To reheat lamb chops in the air fryer, aim for low heat, such as 280 degrees Fahrenheit, for just a few minutes until heated through. Be careful not to overcook or else the lamb chops may become dry and tough.

Related Recipes

If you enjoyed these lamb chops, here are some other air-fried meat recipes that are also quite easy to make!

cooked lamb chops on white plate with fork behind.

Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Enjoy juicy and tender lamb chops without hassle with this easy air fryer recipe. All you need are some lamb chops, olive oil, and a few spices to create a delicious and flavorful dish.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 lamb chops

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon dried herbs, (e.g. blend of thyme, basil, rosemary)
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, wine vinegar, granulated garlic, salt, pepper and dried herbs.
    2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/3 teaspoon black pepper, 1/3 teaspoon dried herbs, 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • Brush the marinade on both sides of each lamb chop. If you have time, you can cover the chops with cling film and refrigerate them for 30 to 60 minutes to let the flavors soak in (recommended). If not, you can skip this step and proceed to air frying.
    4 lamb chops
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 5 minutes or until it indicates that it is preheated).
  • Place the lamb chops in the air fryer basket in a single layer without any overlap. Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes on one side.
  • Flip the chops to the other side and cook for another 4 minutes. This will give you a medium-well doneness. Every air fryer cooks differently, so the exact cooking time can vary – adjust it accordingly depending on your preferred level of doneness.
  • Place the cooked lamb chops on a plate and let them rest for 3-4 minutes to help the meat retain its juices. Then serve the lamb chops hot with sauces and herbs of your choice.

Notes

  • There are different types of lamb chops, including loin chops, rib chops and shoulder chops. They each have their own characteristics such as a size, shape and tenderness. The cooking time can vary slightly between the different cuts.
  • Marinate the lamb chops for at least 30 minutes before cooking for added flavor.
  • The exact cooking time can vary based on the cut and thickness of the lamb chops and your air fryer. Keep a close eye on them so as to not overcook them (this can make them dry).
  • Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.
  • After cooking, allow the lamb chops to rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 4mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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Yuliia is a photographer based in the UK. Having a large family, she was excited to discover the air fryer two years ago. It has been her indispensable assistant ever since! She loves experimenting with air fryer recipes and cooking something new for her family.

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