Lamb Chops Sizzled with Garlic


This easy lamb chop recipe comes together quickly. The sizzled garlic balances the richness of the lamb and pairs nicely with the lemon-parsley pan sauce.

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

If you've never cooked lamb chops, this recipe is a great place to start. It comes together in just 20 minutes, and delivers big, rich flavors from the lamb, the sizzled garlic, and the lemon, parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes in the pan sauce. Serve these chops with roasted potatoes, salad, or bread to soak up the sauce.


  • 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 lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with thyme.

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

  3. Turn chops and garlic. Cook until chops are browned and garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes longer for medium-rare. Transfer chops to plates, leaving garlic in skillet.

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

  5. Pour garlic and pan sauce over 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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