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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. 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