Impress your taste buds with these mouthwatering spicy marinated Turkish Lamb Chops that can be seared in just 5 minutes using a skillet and a few simple ingredients. Perfect for Easter!

We compiled a list of side dishes that pair well with the Turkish Lamb Chops, click below for the side dishes!


– Lamb Chops – Olive oil

Marinade: – Garlic cloves – Lemon zest – Lemon juice – Oregano & thyme – Rosemary – Red chili flakes – Fine sea salt – Black pepper – Olive oil

How to make

Lamb chops: Remove them from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Place them in a baking dish in a single layer.

How to marinate

Marinade: Mix all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the lamb chops and turn the meat into the marinade to coat it all over.

Marinating time

You can marinate the chops for the 30 minutes they need to reach room temperature or for 2-3 hours.

How to cook

Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the pan. Place the chops in the hot cast-iron skillet on the narrow fat side and cook the fat until a bit of it has been rendered.


Arrange them in a single layer in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Then, flip with tongs and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes.


Check: Don’t overcook; check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. Rest the chops for 2-3 minutes before serving.

What to serve with lamb chops?

There are many options to consider. From salads to vegetables or plates of pasta, it’s important to find the right pairing to complement the bold flavors of  the lamb.