How To Cook Lamb Chops In Oven

Lamb chops are one of the most delicious and versatile cuts of meat. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just want to mix up your weeknight dinner routine, lamb chops are a fantastic choice. And if you want to cook them in the oven, you’re in luck! This article will show you how to cook lamb chops in the oven, step-by-step.

Before we get started, let’s talk about the different cuts of lamb chops. Most commonly, you’ll find two types of lamb chops: rib chops and loin chops. Rib chops come from the rib section of the lamb, while loin chops come from the area behind the ribs. Both cuts are quite tender and flavorful, so it mostly comes down to personal preference. Rib chops are generally larger and have a little more visible fat, while loin chops are a little leaner.

So without further ado, let’s start cooking!

– 4 lamb chops
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
– 2 teaspoons dried thyme
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and garlic.

3. Place the lamb chops on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

4. Brush the herb and oil mixture over the tops of the lamb chops, making sure to cover them evenly.

5. Season the lamb chops with salt and pepper, to taste.

6. Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the lamb chops have reached your desired level of doneness. (See FAQ section below for tips on checking doneness.)

7. Remove the lamb chops from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

8. Enjoy!


Q: How do I know when my lamb chops are done?
A: The best way to check for doneness is to use a meat thermometer. For medium-rare lamb chops, you’ll want to cook them until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. For medium, cook them to 160 degrees F, and for well-done, cook to 170 degrees F. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can check by pressing the meat with your finger. Medium-rare will feel slightly soft but still springy, while well-done will feel much firmer.

Q: Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?
A: Yes, absolutely! If you have fresh rosemary and thyme on hand, you can use them instead of dried. Double the amount of fresh herbs to make up for the fact that they’re not dried.

Q: Can I use a different type of oil?
A: Sure! Olive oil is a good choice because it has a neutral flavor and a high smoke point, but you could use avocado oil or even vegetable oil if you prefer.

Q: Can I cook lamb chops at a lower temperature for longer?
A: Yes, you could cook them at 350 degrees F for a longer period of time if you prefer. Just keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t overcook.

Q: Can I marinate the lamb chops before cooking?
A: Definitely! If you have time to marinate the lamb chops beforehand, it will infuse them with even more flavor. Just be sure to pat them dry with a paper towel before cooking so they don’t steam in the oven. A simple marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs would be delicious.

Cooking lamb chops in the oven is a great way to get delicious, juicy meat without having to fuss with a grill or stovetop. Just follow this recipe and you’re sure to have a crowd-pleasing meal in no time!

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