Quick Lamb Chops

Lamb chops with kale

Lamb chops with kale

When I think spring, I think lamb!

Marinating lamb is lovely, but sometimes you just want to eat NOW! The prep for this is under 5 minutes, and cook time is less than 10 – it doesn’t get any quicker or easier than this. If you pick a fast (or make-ahead) side dish, you can have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes, start to finish.

I like this method for another reason, too… I can make mine extra spicy and let the rest of the family have theirs without the heat! Here’s how we do lamb in a hurry:


  • Lamb chops on broiling pan

    Lamb chops on broiling pan

    8 Lamb chops
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp melted ghee, tallow, or other saturated fat
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Turn on the broiler
  2. Press your garlic cloves and rub both sides of all of your lamb chops with the garlic.
  3. Lamb chop ready to eat

    Lamb chop ready to eat

    Brush your lamb chops with the melted fat.
  4. Sprinkle both sides of your lamb chops with the herbs (feel free to substitute other herbs or spices).
  5. Sprinkle liberally with salt.
  6. Sprinkle lightly with pepper.
  7. Put on the broiling pan and broil about 4-5 inches from the heat, 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the desired doneness. We like ours on the rare side.

This post is part of Fat Tuesday.

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