Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops

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These lamb loin chops seared in cast iron skillet are juicy inside with a light garlicky crust outside. Deeee-licious!! If you have any leftovers and reheat them the next day, they are still mouthwatering! P.S. This is the promised link for a good cast iron skillet.
Pan Seared Lamb Loin Chops

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lamb loin chops
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (leave 1 tablespoon to coat skillet)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or ghee for Whole30)
  • parsley (chopped, for serving)
Yield:
servings
Prep time:
7 minutes
Cook time:
18 minutes
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 7 minutes | Cook time: 18 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Instructions

1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, olive oil (leave 1 tablespoon to coat skillet), lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper.

2. Rub all sides of lamb loin chops with the mixture.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and when it's hot, add lamb chops. Sear 4-5 minutes per side (trying not to move the lamb).

4. Transfer loin chops to a plate.
5. Make sauce. Add chicken broth to the same skillet and stir scarping off any bits stuck to it. Simmer the sauce for 2 minutes. Add butter or ghee, stir.

6. Return lamb loin chops to the skillet, and cook additional 4-5 minutes for medium/medium well (occasionally turning). Safe cooking temperature for lamb according to the USDA is 145F (63C).
7. Drizzle with the sauce, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Lemon

Lemon
Thyme

Thyme
Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth
Butter

Butter
Garlic

Garlic
Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley

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Comments

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Guest
great recipe! didnt have any chicken broth so substituted white wine and it came out great!
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alenatrs
white wine is a nice substitution here, thank for the tip! :) - Alena
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Not enough liquid for sauce

Guest
The chops were perfect. I drained the sauce through a strainer to remove charred bits. Suggest adding stained sauce in a separate pan and adding more bone broth or chicken stock so there is more sauce. The liquid evaporated quickly leaving a thick gummy syrup.
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alenatrs
Try lowering the heat a little next time ;) - Alena
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Delicious

Guest
The best lamb loin chops recipe we ever had. I will add it to my recipe book.
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alenatrs
That's awesome! Thank you! - Alena
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Broth & Spice

Guest
I loved the flavor, but the "1/8 cup chicken broth" burned up immediately - I suspect you intended more. Also, I suspect the recipe is intentionally bland - but for anyone who prefers spice, like me, adding "Slap ya Mamma" or similar makes it just right.
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Bone broth

Guest
I'm using bone broth. This is my granddaughter's favorite meal.
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alenatrs
I'm glad to hear your granddaughter likes these lamb chops! - Alena
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Made tonight, very good

Guest
I've never cooked lamb before, only eaten. Thus was simple, I left sit in the marinade about 20 minutes while prepping dinner. So very flavorful, the sauce helped keep moist. I don't have a cast iron pan but used my copper chef skillet and worked well
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alenatrs
I'm so happy you liked the recipe! Thanks for sharing your comment! - Alena
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Amount of Broth

Guest
The recipe calls for 1/3 TEASPOON of chicken broth which is hardly any at all. Did you mean 1/3 CUP of broth??
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alenatrs
Sure, 1/3 cup, that's what the recipe says :) - Alena
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Maybe add the garlic later

Guest
Okay flavor, but the garlic turned a blackened crisp. Couldn't use the sauce.
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Pan Seared Lamb Awesome!

Guest
I have made this recipe twice now and all I can say is WOW. So simple and delicious. I've been telling everyone about it.
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Pan seared lamb

Guest
I followed this recipe exactly, but cooking 5 min on each side. These chops were delicious! Will save this and make them again and again!! Thank you 🤗💕🍸
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Jessica Botero

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Turned out SO GOOD! I let the lamb rest out of the fridge for about an hour before starting to cook. Didn't touch it when searing, came out so juicy! My friends were licking the bones! Fabulous yet simple recipe!
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Wow!

Guest
These look DELICIOUS! I'm going to have to try them out this week! Thanks for sharing :)
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Rebecca Swenor

Guest
This is a great recipe for lamb loin chops cooked in a cast iron skillet. A cast iron skillet is something that my mom always loved to cooking in because the food just came out better. I have never made lamb before so this is a recipe I will have to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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Guest
oh these look and sound amazing my partner loves lamb so I am going to have to attempt these myself for him as a treat
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Angela Milnes

Guest
I've never had lamb. It looks delicious and it makes me want to try it!
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Akamatra

Guest
I love lamb! We Greeks eat it a lot! Lately I've been searching for a more healthy way to cook it, like in the slow cooker. Your recipe is indeed mouthwatering!
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Wow! Your pictures look so good!

Guest
This looks amazing! Thanks for adding all of the pictures and making it so easy to follow! Can't wait to try!
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Sarah Bailey

Guest
Oh yum now this looks absolutely delicious - I have to admit I am a huge fan of lamb it can taste so good.
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Guest
Looks like a simple and fast recipe! I'm vegetarian, but my brother would love this dish, will try to cook it for him!
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Guest
Nice and simple recipe. Looks so yummy and delicious. Great combinations of flavors. Definitely a worth try dish.
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Guest
Looks Yummy.. Am really salivating right now. All try this at home.
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Guest
Very nice flavor combination with garlic, thyme and sauce. Could you, please, recommend a good but not expensive cast iron skillet? Thank you!
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Anne Yedlin

Guest
This looks deliciously simple. I can't wait to try this recipe!
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Terri Ramsey Beavers

Guest
It has been entirely too long since I had lamb chops. I haven't been able to find a butcher around here that carries them. I've got to broaden my horizon, lol.
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Jen Walker

Guest
These look really delicious, and I love that you kept the recipe simple with good old garlic, olive oil and thyme! Lamb is a special treat at my house, and we're definitely going to be making these!
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Mouthwatering!

catherineg
I love a simple recipe!
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Lamb loin chops

Guest
Didnt want or need much sauce cuz we always grill them. Turned out nice on skillet. Luv rare meat so did not do each side quite as long.
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alenatrs
I'm glad you enjoyed these lamb chops! - Alena
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yummy

Guest
i made it. but did not do the parsley but put the sauce over polenta. so good. i will follow you...j
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alenatrs
Thank you for your wonderful comment! Hope you'll enjoy more of our recipes ;) - Alena
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Delicious! A keeper indeed

Guest
Thank you so much for this terrific recipe!
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alenatrs
You're very welcome!! Great to hear you loved the recipe! - Alena
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