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overhead view of air fryer lamb chops served with lemon wedges.

Quick Air Fryer Lamb Chops

These succulent air fryer lamb chops are ready in less than 10 minutes; they are perfect for weeknight dinners or elegant meals for guests.
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer lamb, air fryer lamb chops, lamb chops
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 633kcal
Author Adina


  • Air fryer


  • 8 lamb chops Notes 1, 2
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil Note 3
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt or Kosher
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • If the layer of fat is very thick, cut a bit of it off.
  • Make the marinade in the meantime: Mix olive oil, dried herbs, grated garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Turn the lamb chops into the mixture to coat all over and place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer (Note 3).
  • Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Flip the pieces using tongs and cook for another 3 minutes or until done to your liking.
  • Rest the meat for 3 minutes before serving; the internal temperature will rise during the resting time (Note 4).


  1. Cut from a rack of lamb. You can buy a whole rack and cut the chops yourself or use pre-cut lamb chops. One chop weighs between 2.5-2.8 oz (70-80 g). If you want to cook more, do that in batches.
  2. If you are cooking chops cut from the shoulder, increase the cooking time slightly (they are thicker) and check if the meat is safely cooked with a meat thermometer.
  3. You can marinate the meat 1 for up to 12 hours. However, the marinating time is optional.
  4. Internal temperature (check with a meat thermometer):
  • Medium-rare: 130°F/55°C; after resting 140°F/60°C
  • Medium: 150°F/65°C; after resting 160°F/71°C
  • Well-done: 160°F/71°C; after resting 170°F/77°C


Serving: 2chops | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 84g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 257mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 8mg