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Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic

Mediterranean-style dinner that you can make in 30 minutes!  Lamb loin chops naturally have so much savory flavor, you don't have to add too much to enhance it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 488kcal
Author Julia



  • Bring lamb loin chops to room temperature. That means taking them out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking and allowing them to reach room temperature before cooking.
  • Combine 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl, and mix. Rub lamb loin chops with this mixture. 
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet (I used stainless steel skillet) on medium-high heat. Add lamb loin chops and cook on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on one side, then turn over and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. Use splatter screen, if needed. 
  • Then, reduce the heat to low, flip the lamb chops back to the other side, add minced garlic around and underneath the lamb chops, and cook the chops on low heat for about 10 more minutes.  
  • Remove the skillet from heat, cover with lid. Let the lamb loin chops rest after cooking, in the skillet, off heat, covered, for about 10-15 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, check the lamb loin chops for doneness. They should have a nice pink color when cut in the center (not raw). The internal temperature of chops should register at 145 F. If the lamb chops are still raw, continue cooking, covered, on medium heat for another 5-10 minutes, until they are properly cooked.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, if desired.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 645mg | Potassium: 281mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.9mg