Your complete guide to cook the perfect air fryer lamb chops. With a simple garlic and herb marinade, these tender-juicy lamb chops are great for a romantic dinner, Sunday Dinner, Easter, and Holiday Dinner parties.
Lamb is one of the most enriched and delicious meats, and the credit goes to the slight gamey and grassy flavors with a robust taste.
It’s surely a welcoming change from this air fryer Whole chicken and beef bites.
The lamb chops are incredibly succulent with a nice outer crust, and when cooked properly, they will come out perfect!
The lamb loin chops are marinated with a mixture of blended garlic, fresh parsley, allspice, bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste, and red wine vinegar. The meat is marinated for over 2 hours, but they are best if marinated overnight.
After cooking and depending on your desired doneness, the lamb loin chops can also be left in the air fryer for seven to nine minutes after cooking for a well-done option.
When cooked to perfection, the air fryer lamb chops achieve a pronounced flavor.
The meat should be cooked in the air fryer to reach the 145-degrees Fahrenheit internal temperature to make sure it is medium-well.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
7-8 Pieces of Pre-cut Lamb Chops
4 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tsp. Kosher Salt Or To Taste
½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or To Taste
About 5 Whole Allspice or 1Tsp. Ground Allspice
Fresh Parsley (About 6 Sprigs)
½ Bell Pepper (Any Color)
1 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
Various Cuts Of Lamb
Rack Of Lamb: If you want to wow your guests, then this is the dish to prepare. It is very impressive, well presented, suits any occasion, and is extremely easy to prepare.
Keep in mind there are two different typs of cuts when it comes to rack of lamb; the crown roast and the French rack.
- Crown Rack Or Roast: This is where two rackes are tied together in a circular shape to “create” a crown.
- Frenched Rack: This cut is where the meat and fat is removed from the bone. This cut is also one of the most readily available at the supermarket.
Loin Chop: Another one of the most readily available cuts at the local supermarket. These cuts are often tender and lean.
They are also called “T” Bone Chops as a “T” shaped bone is in the enter of the meat.
Lamb Ribs: Lambs ribs make a perfect cut to grill and roast. They serve as a great alternative to beef or pork ribs. However, they are not as easily available.
You may want to visit the local butcher for this cut.
Sirloin Chop: This is another popular cut. They come in various sizes and shapes as do beef. However, when cooked to perfection, they can be very tender and juicy.
Bone-In Leg: Bone In Leg of Lamb is sure to satisfy your palate’s desires. Roasted to perfection leaving you with an easy, tender, and delicious meat.
Prepared with pantry staple ingredients but with restaurant quality results.
What Temperature Should I Cook Lamb Chops?
Lamb chops do not take long to cook. The initial process is the most crucial when it comes to cooking lamb chops.
Once the meat first hit the hot skillet or pan, it starts to cook. It is best to cook in batches to avoid under cooking your meat. It is best to not crowd the pan.
Below is a chart to help you bake your lamp chops to your preference after searing.
|Preferred Doneness||Pull Temperature||Final Internal Temperature*|
|145˚f Allow Meat To Rest For 3 Minutes|
Although the lamb chops are prepared in the air fryer, it can easily be prepared in the oven as well.
Having said that, the air fryer makes it a healthier dinner meal which can be prepared within twenty minutes after proper preparation.
The best thing about this air fryer lamb chops is that, they will make a fancy gourmet meal without standing in the kitchen for hours.
When cooked with the mentioned ingredients and seasonings, it provides a burst of flavor in every bite.
How To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer
Ranging from full of flavor to juicy and tender, the air fried lamb chops are nothing less than perfection because the marinade adds a lot of delicious flavors.
These chops are tender and soft on the inside while having a crispy exterior.
To make this dish, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Start by blending the ingredients together in the food processor.
Place the lamb chops in a bowl. Then add the blended mixture. Marinade for a minimum of 2 hours, but best overnight.
Transfer the lamb chops to the air fryer tray or basket. Air Fry at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes for medium-well.
Cook the lamb chops for 10 to 12 minutes for medium rare, and 8 to 10 minutes for rare.
When cooking the meat rare, keep in mind it will be pink inside.
To avoid overcooking your meat, we recommend you check the meat after the 10 minutes mark. Extend the cooking time if needed.
How To Store
Store any leftover lamb chops in the refrigerator in an airtight container for three days.
However, you must not refrigerate the lamb chops any longer, or they will lose the juicy and tender texture.
Having said that, when you want to reheat the lamb chop, just set the oven at 325-degrees Fahrenheit until heated through.
These lamb chops pairs well with air-fried carrots, air fryer green beans, and creamy southern mashed potatoes.
In fact, it tastes like heaven with Chimichurri sauce. As far as the sides are concerned, they can be served with crispy potato wedges or with these air fryer sweet potato fries.
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Lamb In Air Fryer
- 7-8 Pieces of Pre-Cut Lamb Chops
- 4 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt Or To Taste
- ½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or To Taste
- About 5 Whole Allspice or 1 Tsp. Ground Allspice
- 1 Tsp. Paprika
- Fresh Parsley About 6 Sprigs
- ½ Bell Pepper Any Color
- 1 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
- Start by blending the ingredients together in the food processor.Place the lamb chops in a bowl. Then add the blended mixture. Marinade for a minimum of 2 hours, but best overnight.
- Transfer the lamb chops to the air fryer tray or basket. Air Fry at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes for medium-well.Cook the lamb chops for 10 to 12 minutes for medium rare, and 8 to 10 minutes for rare.
I can’t wait to try this recipe in my new air fryer. I never prepared lamb before. Looks delicious and perfectly cooked. Thanks for this recipe.
Thank you, Natalie
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So easy and so delicious. I’m so glad we had leftovers for today.
So glad to hear that. Thank you.
These lamb chops look so tasty and juicy cooked in the airfryer. Can’t wait to taste the marinade too.
Thank you, Amanda
My lamb chops turned out perfectly in the air fryer – what a great idea to cook them using the air fryer instead of more traditional methods! They were tender and delicious!
So glad to hear that Anjali!
I always thought of lamb chops were difficult to master. They’re so not! Your recipe and tips make it so easy. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you, Traci!