Lamb Chop Recipe


Authentic Greek Lamb Chop Recipe

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Platter of lamb chops on a table


5 minutes


15 minutes


4 (2 chops per person)

This Greek Lamb Chop Recipe is the perfect recipe for a go-to marinade you'll want to make again and again.

If there is one meat that I find extra delicious it is lamb. It has such a unique flavor on its own and there is so much you can do with it. This Lamb Chop Recipe is an easy one too. I grew up eating lamb chops and they are a very popular choice in Greek cuisine whether you fry them, bake them, or BBQ them. It’s common to find Greeks making these up for every occasion whether it’s a birthday, family dinner, or the holidays.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Lamb Chop Recipe

  • 10-Ingredients or Less: This Lamb Chop Recipe takes less than 10 easy ingredients to make. You can whip it up without having to do a major grocery shop first
  • Versatile: Serve this Lamb Chop Recipe with your favorite side dish. These can also be great for a dinner party
  • Delicious: The marinade for Lamb Chop Recipe compliments the natural, delicious flavor of lamb

🍲 Ingredients

Lamb Chops – Lamb has a distinct flavor that sets it out from beef and other meats. It’s earthy, robust, and can be complemented with just some simple ingredients to really make them delicious.


Herbs – What brings these lamb chops to life is the fresh herbs. You can easily use whatever herbs you have on hand but I love oregano or rosemary as it just compliments the lamb so well

Platter of lamb chops on a table

👩‍🍳 How to Make Greek Lamb Chops

  1. Make the marinade: to a medium bowl add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and dried oregano. Add the lamb chops, toss to coat, and let sit on the counter for up to 45 minutes.
  2. Before cooking, add 1/4 cup olive oil and juice of one lemon to a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside a small bunch of oregano or rosemary to use as a ‘brush’ with the olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Cook the lamb chops: After the lamb has sat in the marinade for 30-45 minutes, set a cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the lamb chops (you might like to cook 4 at a time to avoid crowding the pan). Cook for 3 minutes, flip, cook 2 minutes, and baste with the fresh oregano / fresh rosemary dipped in olive oil/lemon juice mixture; flip once more and cook 2 more minutes or until desired doneness. Remove the lamb chops to a plate and cook the next batch.
  4. Once all of the lamb chops are cooked, serve topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, juices from the pan (if desired), and fresh oregano.

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Do not overcook this Lamb Chop Recipe. You want lamb chops to be pink in the middle so you don’t have tough, flavorless chops. Use a meat thermometer, and remember less is more. It does not take long for them to cook to the perfect doneness

🗒 Substitutions

  • Oil: Use whatever oil you have available
  • Dried Oregano: You can swap the dried oregano for rosemary instead
  • Fresh Herbs: Use fresh oregano or rosemary, or you can use a combination of both
Platter of lamb chops

🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge. Leftover lamb chops can be great in wraps, sandwiches, or on their own.

🤔 Common Questions

What to eat with this Lamb Chop Recipe?

They are versatile. Eat them with potatoes done your favorite way, an authentic Greek salad, or in-season cooked vegetables on the grill.

How to not overcook lamb

Chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 140°F and 145°F. For best results, allow chops to get to room temperature before you cook them, and use a meat thermometer. Remember, lamb chops don’t take long to be ready.

Platter of lamb chops

Lamb Chop Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This Greek Lamb Chop Recipe is the perfect recipe for a go-to marinade you'll want to make again and again.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4 (2 chops per person)
Calories 359 kcal
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For the lamb chops

  • 8 small lamb loin or rib chops (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 bunch of fresh oregano or rosemary
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Serving: 2chops | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 23.3g | Fat: 29.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17.3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 75.9mg | Sodium: 670.7mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1.6g
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5 stars
So simple, but so delicious. This marinade compliments the lamb and doesn’t steal the show from the natural flavors! It was my first time ever making lamb at home and I’m 30😮 wish I tried it sooner!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, thank you Brianna!


please i would like to know more on middle eastern recipes Thanks

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Sounds good, we can start posting more!

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