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Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme

These Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme are the perfect grilling recipe for a special occasion like Father’s Day! Use the Grilling Recipes Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Lamb may be a bit expensive, but when I decided I had to update the photos on this recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme I bought a package with 9 little lamb chops for $22.00 at Costco. And I feel like lamb is perfect for a special occasion (like Father’s Day, if you happen to have a father who likes lamb!) And lamb is so delicious that for me it’s worth buying it for an occasional treat, even when it’s not a holiday.

I’m crazy about lamb, and it’s my red meat of choice when I’m eating in a nice restaurant. And I think Father’s Day is one holiday where Dad deserves something delicious cooked on the grill. But if your dad prefers beef, he might enjoy one of the Amazing Recipes for Low-Carb and Keto Beef Steak on the Grill that I featured recently, or check out the Grilling Recipes for more ideas for summer holiday food. And Father’s Day will be here soon, so I hope you’re starting to think about what to make for Dad on his special day!

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The first photo is the package of lamb chops I got at Costco and I thought they were a pretty good buy for a special meal. Whisk together the red wine vinegar, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh thyme, minced garlic, olive oil, and black pepper to make the marinade. I trimmed just a little fat on each lamb chop; take your choice on that. Then put lamb chops into a Ziploc bag with the marinade and let them marinate in the fridge for a few hours (or all day while you’re at work won’t hurt.)

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When it’s time to cook, drain the lamb chops in a colander placed in the sink and let the lamb come to room temperature while you heat the grill to medium-high heat. Put lamb chops on the grill, placing them diagonally across the grill grates, and cook until you see nice grill marks, about 4 minutes. Rotate each lamb chop to go the other way on the grill grates and cook about 4 minutes longer (or until you have nice criss-cross grill marks.) Turn lamb chops over and cook to your desired doneness, about 2 minutes more for medium rare. (If you want to use an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer to check the lamb, most sources recommend 145F/60C for medium rare, or here’s a good chart with lamb cooking temperatures from The Kitchn.)

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Let lamb chops rest for a few minutes when you take them off the grill, then season with sea salt and serve hot. (If you don’t have an outdoor grill, these lamb chops can be cooked on a stove-top grill pan with ridges or a George Foreman Grill with good results.)

Make it a Meal:

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme would taste great with Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan and Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese for a low-carb meal.

More Delicious Recipes Using Rosemary:

Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Slow Cooker Rosemary Beef Roast ~ Spend with Pennies
Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Rosemary Artichoke Dip ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb ~ Nutmeg Nanny

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme

Lamb can be expensive, but Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme are the perfect grilling recipe for a special occasion!

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 lamb loin chops, about 1 inch thick (you can use thinner ones, but adjust the cooking time)
  • sea salt to taste to season cooked lamb chops

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 T chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 T chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic puree or minced fresh garlic
  • 2 T olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. I trimmed some of the outside fat from lamb chops; keep more fat on if you prefer.
  2. Combine red wine vinegar, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh thyme, minced garlic, olive oil, and black pepper to make the marinade.
  3. Place lamb chops inside Ziploc bag, pour marinade in, and marinate lamb for 1-4 hours in the fridge. (Or marinating all day while you’re at work is also fine.)
  4. When it’s time to cook, drain lamb chops into a colander placed in the sink and let them come to room temperature while you preheat the grill.
  5. Preheat gas or charcoal barbecue grill to medium-high heat. (You can only hold your hand there for 2-3 seconds at that heat.)
  6. Put lamb chops on the grill, placing them diagonally across the grill grates, and cook until you see nice grill marks, about 4 minutes.
  7. Rotate each lamb chop to go the opposite way on the grill grates and cook about 4 minutes longer (or until you have nice criss-cross grill marks.)
  8. Turn lamb chops over and cook to your desired doneness, about 2 minutes more for medium rare. (If you want to use an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer to check the lamb, most sources recommend 145F/60C for medium rare, or here’s a good chart with lamb cooking temperatures from The Kitchn.)
  9. Let the lamb rest for a couple of minutes when you take it off the grill. Then season with sea salt to taste and serve hot.
  10. If you don’t have an outdoor grill, these lamb chops can be cooked on a stove-top grill pan with ridges or a George Foreman Grill with good results.

Notes:

The marinade used here was adapted from this recipe.

All images and text ©

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Low-Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Lamb chops like this are a perfect choice low-carb, Keto, or low-glycemic diets or for any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend trimming the fat well; other eating plans might prefer keeping most of the fat on.

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35 comments on “Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme”

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  2. Lamb chops are something I almost never make, this recipe looks DELISH!! We love these flavors in my family, can’t wait to try it!

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  4. Made this last night for me'n Granny. Marinated for 4 hours. Was super megalicous. Thanks!

  5. Terry, so glad you liked it.

  6. I just tried this recipe tonight and it was amazing. Love, love, loved it. 🙂

  7. Terri, so glad you liked it!

  8. Very nice. The lamb was really tender. I cooked under the broiler as we don't have a BBQ grill…about 3-4 minutes each side and they came out perfect.

  9. Genie (very belatedly!) and Lady A, so glad you liked it!

  10. Kalyn, This was absolutely wonderful. I’ve never marinated lamb with vinegar, but it’s definitely something I’ll do again. Thanks for this!

  11. Kalyn, I definitely need to make this with lamb, but I meant to stop by and tell you that I tried this with eye of round steak, as well, and it worked great — quite delicious!

  12. Yum yum yum–I love lamb, and this looks delicious. I’ll definitely be making it sometime soon (but under the broiler). Thanks for the recipe–

  13. Thanks for the great round up. And for the tasty marinade. It´s a must try with me!! 🙂

  14. I find that I do not have lamb often enough. The pictures look great and the marinade sounds tasty. I will definitely be trying this.

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