Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic


If you've never cooked lamb chops, you might be intimidated trying to figure out how to cook them. But don't be. This easy garlic lamb chop recipe comes together in under half an hour, complete with a pan sauce, too. The sizzled garlic balances the richness of the lamb, and pairs perfectly with the lemon and parsley in the sauce. Amazon’s Secret Outlet Dropped 4,000+ Kitchen Sales Before Black Friday, but These Are the 15 Best

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 1/2-inch-thick lamb loin chops (about 2 pounds fatty tips trimmed)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Dried thyme

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 10 small garlic cloves, halved

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley

  • Crushed red pepper


  1. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with thyme.

  2. In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the lamb chops and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until the chops are browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes.

  3. Turn the chops and garlic, and cook until the chops are browned, about 2 minutes longer for medium meat. Transfer the chops to plates, leaving the garlic in the skillet.

  4. Add the water, lemon juice, parsley, and crushed red pepper to the pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom, until sizzling, about 1 minute.

  5. Pour the garlic and pan sauce over the lamb chops and serve immediately.

    Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic
    Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Suggested Pairing

Robust, dark-fruited California Cabernet: 2018 Turnbull Napa Estate

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