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! If lamb chops just aren’t in the budget, see ideas in the recipe for less expensive ideas for lamb cooked on the grill.
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Lamb may be a bit expensive, but for these amazing Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme I bought a package with 9 little lamb chops for $22.00 at Costco. That might be more than you’d want to spend on a regular family dinner, but these lamb chops are great for a special meal.
Personally I’m crazy about lamb, and lamb chops are something I love to order when I’m eating in a nice restaurant. And I love cooking lamb at home when you just need a treat!
What ingredients do you need?
- 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
What if you don’t have fresh rosemary and fresh thyme for the lamb chop marinade?
This recipe is amazing with chopped fresh herbs, but if that’s not an option just use ground rosemary (affiliate link) and ground thyme (affiliate link) in the marinade.
Can you make grilled lamb chops without an outdoor grill?
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)
Want more ideas for Grilled Lamb?
If you don’t want to splurge on lamb chops, I also love Low-Carb Lamb Shish Kabobs and I’m also a huge fan of Greek Lamb Souvlaki if you want a less expensive option for grilled lamb. Both of those are amazing served with The World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce.
Want more recipes for meat cooked on the grill?
You might like to check out the recipes for Amazing Recipes for Low-Carb and Keto Beef Steak on the Grill or Low-Carb and Keto Beef, Pork, and Lamb on the Grill if you’re a fan of cooking meat on the grill!
How to Make Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme:
(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)
- The first photo is the package of lamb chops I got at Costco and they were a pretty good buy for a special meal.
- Whisk together vinegar, rosemary, thyme, garlic, olive oil, and pepper to make the marinade.
- I trimmed just a little fat on each lamb chop.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Put lamb chops on 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 (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.
- Let lamb chops rest for a few minutes when you take them off the grill, then season with sea salt and serve hot.
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 Spring Mix Salad with Mary’s Perfect Easy Dressing for a low-carb meal.
More Delicious Recipes Using Rosemary:
- Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken
- Onion Gratin
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola
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!
- 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
- I trimmed some of the outside fat from lamb chops; keep more fat on if you prefer.
- Combine red wine vinegar, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh thyme, minced garlic, olive oil, and black pepper to make the marinade.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Preheat gas or charcoal barbecue grill to medium-high heat. (You can only hold your hand there for 2-3 seconds at that 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 opposite 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 (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.)
- 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.
- 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)
The marinade used here was adapted from this recipe.
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.
Low-Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Lamb chops like this 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 is you trim the lamb chops well to remove most of the fat.
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38 Comments on “Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme”
Going to make these tonight. I use a lot of your recipes. I am a Weight Watcher and wondered if you ever considered giving the points for your recipes. Can’t wait to have these for dinner. Thanks.
Glad you are enjoying the recipes.
In 2017 I switched my site from Blogger to WordPress and spent nearly a year editing every post for formatting errors. Then I spent more than a year editing every post again to add nutritional information. I don’t know anything about how to calculate Weight Watcher’s points and I already spend hours every day working on the site (even though I am supposed to be “retired”.) So that is not something I am considering.
Oh my, I absolutely love lamb chops too. I will add a link to the post for the salad recipe, thanks for asking!
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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!
Thanks Holly; glad you like it. I am the same, love lamb but rarely cook it!
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Made this last night for me'n Granny. Marinated for 4 hours. Was super megalicous. Thanks!
Terry, so glad you liked it.
I just tried this recipe tonight and it was amazing. Love, love, loved it. 🙂
Terri, so glad you liked it!
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.
Genie (very belatedly!) and Lady A, so glad you liked it!
Kalyn, This was absolutely wonderful. I’ve never marinated lamb with vinegar, but it’s definitely something I’ll do again. Thanks for this!
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!
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–
Thanks for the great round up. And for the tasty marinade. It´s a must try with me!! 🙂
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.