If you’re looking to impress guests at dinner, then you absolutely need to make these Grilled Greek Style Lamb Chops. Marinated in lemon, oregano, and loads of garlic, these lamb chops reach the ultimate level of flavor, and will make you look like a rockstar.
This makes a phenomenal dinner. What else is there to say? It’s simple to prepare too. All you have to do is mix a simple sauce, marinate, grill for a few minutes, then serve. How easy is that? I mean, just look at the pictures! Oh my!
I usually grill two racks of lamb chops to feed the big meat eaters in my family. For a normal family of four, you could halve this recipe and serve with some awesome sides and you should be good.
These Greek style lamb chops go well with:
- Perfect Mashed potatoes
- Rich Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Salty Golden Smashed Potatoes
- Silky Smooth Carrot Puree
- Roasted Asparagus with Mozzarella
- Perfect Rice Pilaf
Slicing the lamb chops:
I like to slice each rack into four - that’s two bones for each chop. Funny story here - when I was buying these racks I was actually counting the bones in each package because I wanted to buy the one with the most in it. Ya, I know. I think I had a moment there. It wasn’t until someone asked why I was counting that it sunk in that all of them had eight.
If you’re serving as an appetizer (go you!), then slice them into eight chops.
I reserve about ¼ cup of the marinade to pour over the cooked chops. This step takes them to the next level. The flavors are a party in your mouth. Yum.
You can marinate these for at least two hours (four is better) or up to overnight. I wouldn’t go too much longer since these are sliced chops and not a rack. Since there is lemon juice in the marinade, the acid will break down the meat. We don’t want mushy meat right? And once it turns mushy, there isn’t a pill that will bring it back. Know what I’m saying???
Before you grill, remove the lamb chops from the fridge and bring these to room temperature. It should take about 30 minutes or so. You don’t want to throw cold meat on a hot grill. I won’t say never do it but for this recipe, I recommend you don’t.
Grilling should only take about 3 - 4 minutes per side for the thinner chop and 6 - 8 minutes per side for the thicker ones. I prefer these medium well so I grill them accordingly. Make sure you fire up that grill and get it nice and hot. Let them sit for a few minutes before devouring. And yes, I eat them like a cavewoman using my fingers as my utensils.
Try some of my other delicious juicy meat recipes:
- Grilled Thin 7-Bone Chuck Steaks
- Mustard Crusted Roasted Lamb Chops
- Italian Meatloaf Cooked in No Bake Tomato Sauce
- Ground Beef with Spinach and Cream
- Nat Your Average Chili
Life is too short for mediocre food.
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Grilled Greek Style Lamb ChopsPRINT PIN
- 2 racks lamb chops trimmed of excess fat
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon minced, optional
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano preferably Greek*
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 8 - 10 cloves garlic finely chopped
- Kosher salt I use about 1 tablespoon but you salt to your taste
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Pat the lamb chops until they’re dry. I like a thicker chop so I slice them thick into 4 chops. If you want to slice them thinner, simply slice into 8 chops.
- Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Place the chops into a zip top bag and pour in the marinade. Note: I like to reserve ¼ cup of the marinade for pouring over the cooked chops. The freshness of the marinade takes these over the top.
- Remove all the air and close the top. I squeeze the bag to get the marinade into the meat. You can marinate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight in the fridge. Flip the bag over here and there to make sure it gets an even coating. Remove from fridge and allow to come to room temp - about 30 minutes - before continuing.
- While meat is coming to room temperature, heat the grill to medium high.
- Grill the lamb chops for about 3 - 4 minutes per side if you have a thinner chop or 6 - 8 minutes for a thicker one. You can cook them to your liking. I prefer them medium well.
- Transfer onto a platter and let them sit (if you can) for a few minutes before devouring. Pour reserved marinade over the chops and enjoy.
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Can I do these in an oven?
I haven't prepared these in an oven. If I was, I would set the rack closer to the broiler and broil them for a few minutes per side. Make sure to set your hood fan on a few minutes before broiling as the marinade will probably smoke.
I tried this recipe today...PERFECT!! The lamb chops were tasty,tender, and terrific! Thanks for sharing. I will be using this recipe AGAIN! 🙂
That's awesome! Happy you enjoyed it. 🙂
OMG!!! I made this today using mutton chops...they turned out fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.
You are very welcome! Happy you enjoyed it and thank you for commenting.