Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs are perfect for a special occasion and I use an amazing lamb marinade that really adds flavor. If lamb chops aren’t in the budget, see ideas in this post for less expensive ideas for lamb on the grill.

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Lamb may be a bit expensive, but for these amazing Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs I splurged on a package of lamb chops at Costco, and everyone loved this for a special dinner. I mixed up a tasty lamb marinade with garlic and herbs and marinated the lamb chops for a few hours, and then quickly grilled them for a truly memorable meal!

And personally I’m crazy about lamb, and lamb chops are something I often order as a splurge when I’m eating in a nice restaurant, and I also love cooking lamb at home once in a while when I just need a treat! And the Grilled Lamb Chops are extra low in carbs! I hope you try this easy recipe for grilling lamb chops if you’re also a fan of lamb.

What ingredients do you need?

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  • lamb loin chops
  • sea salt to taste
  • Red Wine Vinegar (affiliate link)
  • chopped fresh rosemary
  • chopped fresh thyme
  • Minced Garlic (affiliate link)
  • Olive Oil (affiliate link)
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Do you need fresh rosemary and thyme for the grilled lamb chops marinade?

This recipe is amazing with chopped fresh herbs in the lamb marinade, but if that’s not an option just use ground rosemary (affiliate link) and ground thyme (affiliate link).

Can you make grilled lamb chops without an outdoor grill?

If you don’t have an outdoor grill, these marinated lamb chops can be cooked on a stove-top grill pan with ridges or a George Foreman Grill with good results. (affiliate links)

How low in carbs are the Grilled Lamb Chops?

These amazing lamb chops cooked on the grill have only 1 net carb per serving!

Want less expensive ideas for Grilled Lamb?

If you like the sound of marinated lamb cooked on the grill but don’t want to splurge on lamb chops, I also love Grilled Lamb Kabobs or Greek Lamb Souvlaki if you want a less expensive option for grilled lamb. Both of those use a lamb marinade that’s a bit more complex than the one in this recipe, but you could definitely use this lamb chop marinade in one of the other recipes if you prefer. And both the recipes for lamb kabobs are amazing served with Tzatziki Sauce.

Want more low-carb recipes for meat cooked on the grill?

You might like to check out Amazing Keto Steak Recipes or Keto Beef, Pork, and Lamb on the Grill if you’re a fan of meat cooked on the grill!

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme process shots collage

How to Make Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs:

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  1. The first photo is the package of lamb chops I got at Costco and they were a pretty good buy for a special meal.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, rosemary, thyme, garlic, olive oil, and pepper to make the marinade.
  3. I trimmed just a little fat on each lamb chop.
  4. Put lamb chops into a Ziploc bag with the marinade and marinate in the fridge for a few hours (or all day while you’re at work.)
  5. When it’s time to cook, drain the lamb chops into a colander and let lamb come to room temperature while you heat the grill.
  6. Put lamb chops on 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 other 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.
  9. If you want to use an Instant-Read Meat Thermometer (affiliate link) 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.
  10. Let lamb chops rest for a few minutes when you take them off the grill, then season with sea salt and serve hot.

Grilled Lamb Chops on plate with salad

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

The Grilled Lamb Chops are shown with Cucumber and Radish Salad with Feta Dressing in the photo, and that was a great side dish. This would also taste great with Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan, Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese, or my favorite perfect Spring Mix Salad for a low-carb meal.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme found on KalynsKitchen.com.
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Lamb can be expensive, but Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs are the perfect grilling recipe for a special occasion! And everyone who loves lamb chops will love this recipe that uses a tasty lamb marinade to make lamb chops even more flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 8 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
  • 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

Instructions

  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 (affiliate link) 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. (affiliate links)

Notes

The marinade used here was adapted from this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 460Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 119mgSodium 248mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 36g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Marinated lamb chops cooked on the grill are a perfect choice for low-carb, Keto, or low-glycemic diets. If you’re following the original South Beach Diet, lamb is a bit high in fat but I would eat this for a treat if you trim the lamb chops well to remove most of the fat.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe
This recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs was first posted in 2007, probably with a photo that was pretty dismal in those days. The photos were improved in 2018 and the recipe was last updated with more information in 2024.

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