Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Indulge in restaurant-quality lamb chops at home with the magic of your air fryer! This quick and convenient method delivers juicy, flavorful chops cooked to succulent perfection.

With minimal preheat time and easy cleanup, air fryer lamb chops are a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner option.

Air frying is a great way to cook lamb chops, resulting in juicy meat with a crispy exterior. Here’s a recipe step by step:


  • Lamb chops (about 1-inch thick) – amount depending on how many you’re serving
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Optional: Marinade of your choice (see below for some ideas)


1. Prep the lamb chops: Pat the lamb chops dry with paper towels. Season them generously with salt and black pepper on both sides.

2. Marinating (Optional): You can marinate the lamb chops for extra flavor. Here are some marinade ideas:

3. Simple Marinade: Combine olive oil, rosemary, garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the lamb chops and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

4. Mediterranean Marinade: Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, thyme, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Marinate the lamb chops for at least 1 hour.

5. Preheat the air fryer: Most air fryers work best when preheated. Set your air fryer to 400°F (204°C) and preheat for 5 minutes.

6. Air fry the lamb chops: Place the lamb chops in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they don’t overlap. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

7. Cooking time: The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your lamb chops and your desired level of doneness. Here’s a general guideline:

  • Rare: 4-6 minutesMedium-rare: 7-8 minutes (most recommended)Well done: 10-12 minutes
8. Tip: Use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lamb chops. For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of 130°F (54°C).

9. Flip and cook: After half the cooking time, flip the lamb chops with tongs and continue cooking for the remaining time.

10. Rest and serve: Once cooked, transfer the lamb chops to a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful bite.

Enjoy your delicious air-fried lamb chops!


  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this will prevent the lamb chops from crisping properly.
  • For extra crispy lamb chops, you can spray them lightly with cooking oil before air frying.
  • You can experiment with different herbs and spices to flavor your lamb chops.

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