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If you've never cooked lamb chops, you might be intimidated trying to figure out how to cook lamb chops. But don't be. This easy garlic lamb chop recipe comes together in under a half hour, complete with a pan sauce. The sizzled garlic cuts through the richness of the lamb, and pairs perfectly with lemon and parsley in the sauce. Related: More Lamb Recipes

February 2005


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season the lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with thyme.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Suggested Pairing

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