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angle shot of lamb chops on an oval platter with basmati rice, mint chimichurri, and toasted pine nuts.

Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri


  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Crispy, succulent air fryer lamb chops with mint chimichuri! You’ll need about ten minutes of prep work to get started, but there’s plenty of flavor packed into these tasty chops.


Ingredients

Scale

For The Lamb Chops

  • 6 lamb chops,  about 1 pound (500 grams)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For The Mint Chimichurri

  • ½ cup chopped mint
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper, as needed

Instructions

  • Add olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, zest, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Place the lamb chops in the marinade and toss to coat them. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for 30-60 minutes or overnight.
  • While the chops marinate, make the mint chimichurri. In a small bowl combine mint, cilantro (or parsley), lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and red chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Keep aside.
  • Spray the basket of your air fryer with non-stick spray. Arrange the chops in a single layer at the bottom of the basket.
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 380°F/195°C, flip and cook further for 3-5 minutes. The internal temperature for medium rare is 145 degrees F (63 C).
  • Serve immediately with mint chimichurri. Enjoy!

Notes

You can get the pre-frenched racks of lamb at Costco.

Storage and reheating: Store cooked and cooled lamb chops in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. You can reheat them in the oven or air fryer. Place them in an oven safe dish, cover with aluminium foil and reheat for 15 minutes at 325F | 163C or air fry for 7-10 minutes at 325F | 163C.

Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness, they are cooked through when the internal temperature reaches 145 F| 63 C.

Mint chimichurri will keep well for 4-5 days in the fridge.

For an extra spicy chimichurri, add more chili flakes.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 11 min
  • Category: Air fryer recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 484kcal
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 457mg
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

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