Juicy and Delicious Lamb Chops Recipe for Dinner

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I love creating healthy and delicious recipes. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of a perfectly cooked dish that is both nutritious and full of flavor. Today, I want to introduce you to my mouthwatering recipe for dairy-free lamb chops.

Lamb chops are a fantastic source of protein and nutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. In this recipe, we will be using fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme to infuse flavor and tenderness into the meat. The marinade combines coconut milk with garlic herbs, making these chops dairy-free, gluten-free, and Paleo/AIP compliant – perfect for anyone looking for a healthy meal without sacrificing taste.

Whether you’re planning a special holiday meal or simply seeking a new weeknight dinner idea, these lamb chops are sure to impress. So why not give this easy and best lamb chop recipe a try? You won’t regret it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lamb Chops - Dairy Free
Lamb Chops – Dairy Free

It is time to switch things up in the kitchen with this mouth-watering lamb chop recipe that is both gluten-free and dairy-free. If you are looking to add a new dimension of flavor to your dining experience, then look no further than this recipe.

One of the best things about this recipe is the ingredients, which are carefully chosen for their flavors and benefits. With garlic powder, rosemary, bay leaves, onions, carrots, and lamb chops as the star ingredients, you can expect a burst of robust flavors to explode in your mouth with every bite.

But that’s not all. This recipe also has dairy-free coconut milk that works wonders for adding an extra depth of flavor to the dish. What’s more, it’s easy to make tender roasted rack lamb that will leave your guests impressed and your family coming back for seconds.

The best part about this gluten-free and dairy-free recipe is how versatile it is. It can be transformed into a Jerk Lamb Chop Recipe or a Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chop Holiday Meal depending on what you’re feeling. You could even use the chops to create a grilled lamb or roast lamb dish that everyone will love.

And let’s not forget that this recipe isn’t just tasty, but it’s also healthy. The ingredients used are fresh herbs instead of preservatives or grease, making it an ideal option for a Paleo AIP or Keto diet.

So whether you’re looking for easy and healthy dinners or hosting a fancy dinner party with loved ones, these chops guarantee to make everyone feel like they’re dining at the finest restaurants. Trust me; Once you taste these marinated mouthwatering homemade jerk lamb chops, you’ll never go back to store-bought cuts again!

Ingredient List

 Tender and juicy lamb chops ready to be grilled!
Tender and juicy lamb chops ready to be grilled!

Lamb chops are the star of this dish. Choose high-quality meat for maximum flavor. Garlic powder, rosemary, and bay leaves add depth to the marinade. For the base, onions and carrots make for a flavorful bed that the lamb can sit on while roasting. The recipe calls for olive oil as the cooking fat, but other oils like avocado or coconut would work. The marinade combines coconut milk with fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and lemon juice. If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative to yogurt, use whole milk plain Greek yogurt. All ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free to satisfy any dietary restrictions. Remember that using fresh herbs is key in enhancing the flavor profile of this dish!

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly seared lamb chops that will have you coming back for more!
Perfectly seared lamb chops that will have you coming back for more!

Now, let’s dive into the fun part; cooking these mouth-watering lamb chops. Follow the simple steps below to create a delicious and tender meal in no time.

Steps for Cooking Marinated Lamb Chops:
Step 1: Prepare the marinade

In a large zip-top bag, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (chopped), 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Seal the bag and give it a good shake to mix everything together. Add the lamb chops and marinate them for at least two hours or overnight.

Step 2: Remove the lamb chops from the marinade

Take out the marinated lamb chops from the refrigerator a few minutes before cooking, allowing them to come to room temperature.

Step 3: Preheat your oven or grill

Preheat your oven to 400°F or preheat your grill over medium-high heat. In case you want to create a crust by pan-frying these lamb chops, heat a skillet on high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Step 4: Cook the lamb chops

For Roasting: Place the lamb chops on a roasting tray and cook them in the oven for 12-15 minutes for medium-rare or up to 20 minutes for medium-well done. For even cooking, turn them over every five minutes.

For Grilling: Grill each side for about 3-5 minutes until they have an internal temperature of 135°F for medium-rare or up to 145°F for medium-well. Use an instant-read thermometer to keep track of temperatures.

For Pan-Frying: Heat your non-stick skillet on high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. Place lamb chops in the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until you get a crust. Turn them over and cook them for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 5: Let it Rest

Allow the lamb chops to rest for around 3-5 minutes before serving.

Voila! Your dish is ready to be served. Enjoy your delicious dairy-free marinated lamb chops with your favorite sides like roasted carrots, mashed sweet potatoes, sunchoke puree, etc. I hope you enjoy this easy, yet best lamb chop recipe as much as I do!

Substitutions and Variations

 A mouthwatering dairy-free dish that is sure to impress your guests!
A mouthwatering dairy-free dish that is sure to impress your guests!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always love to get creative with variations and substitutions in my recipes. This lamb chop recipe is no exception! Here are some ideas to try out:

– Gluten-free/dairy-free: This recipe is already gluten-free and dairy-free, but if you have any additional dietary restrictions, such as soy or nut allergies, you can easily swap out the coconut milk in the marinade for a non-dairy milk of your choice.

– Grilled lamb chops: If you don’t feel like pan-frying or oven-roasting your lamb chops, why not grill them? Marinate the lamb chops overnight just as before, then cook them on medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes per side until they reach your desired level of doneness.

– Sunchoke puree: Looking to switch up the side dish that pairs well with this lamb chop recipe? Try making a sunchoke puree! Simply peel and chop sunchokes (also called Jerusalem artichokes) into small pieces, boil them in salted water until tender, then blend them in a food processor with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth.

– Rosemary-thyme marinade: Love the sound of this recipe, but looking to mix up the flavors a bit? Try swapping out the garlic powder and bay leaves for fresh rosemary and thyme instead. Add 2-3 tablespoons each of minced rosemary and thyme to your marinade along with the lemon juice and olive oil.

– Air fryer lamb loin chops: Don’t have access to an oven or stovetop? No problem – try using an air fryer instead! Coat your marinated lamb loin chops in a mixture of garlic powder, fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Then place them into an air fryer basket and cook at 375°F for about 8 minutes on each side, until they are cooked to your liking.

No matter which variation or substitution you choose to try, this lamb chop recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Bon appétit!

Serving and Pairing

 Grilled to perfection and seasoned with aromatic herbs, these lamb chops are a delight!
Grilled to perfection and seasoned with aromatic herbs, these lamb chops are a delight!

When it comes to serving these delectable lamb chops, I suggest keeping it simple to let the flavors of the marinated lamb shine through. Place the lamb chops on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, to add a pop of color.

For a side dish, a sunchoke puree makes an excellent complement to the rich flavors of the lamb. Simply steam peeled sunchokes until tender, then puree them in a food processor with olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, roasted potatoes or root vegetables would also pair nicely. A colorful mixed salad with a light vinaigrette would make a refreshing accompaniment as well.

To drink, opt for a full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, which can stand up to the bold flavors of the lamb. For non-alcoholic options, try sparkling water with a splash of lemon juice or iced tea infused with fresh herbs like mint or rosemary.

Overall, this dish is perfect for special occasions or holiday meals. It’s incredibly versatile and can be tailored to fit a variety of dietary needs. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Quick and easy to prepare, these lamb chops are perfect for a weeknight dinner!
Quick and easy to prepare, these lamb chops are perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Imagine having the amazing flavor of marinated lamb chops any time you want. Well, with this recipe, you can easily make-ahead and store these delicious lamb chops for future meals.

To make-ahead, simply marinate the lamb overnight, then place it in a sealed container or bag and keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. This helps to infuse the flavors even more into the meat and allows for an easy and quick cooking process.

If you have leftovers or want to prepare a batch of lamb chops for later consumption, you can easily store them in the refrigerator or freezer. Place cooked lamb chops in an airtight container or bag, then store them in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When it’s time to reheat the lamb chops, gently warm them up on a medium-low heat in a buttered skillet. You can also reheat them in the oven by placing them on a baking sheet at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes. Just be sure not to overcook them, as they may become dry and lose their tender texture.

These are perfect reheated and used as leftovers in wraps or salads, making great lunch or snack options that are convenient and satisfying.

By following these simple steps for make-ahead, storing and reheating, you can enjoy these mouthwatering grilled lamb chops any time without sacrificing any of its flavors or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A great source of protein and essential nutrients, these lamb chops pack a nutritious punch!
A great source of protein and essential nutrients, these lamb chops pack a nutritious punch!

When it comes to cooking lamb chops, achieving the perfect results can be quite a daunting task, especially if you’re new to this particular meat. However, with the right guidance and techniques at your disposal, it’s possible to cook lamb chops that are tender and juicy with just the right amount of flavor. So, whether you’re preparing pan-fried or grilled lamb chops, here are some tips for ensuring that your next lamb chop recipe is a success.

First and foremost, marination is key to bringing out the best in any cut of lamb. With the right marinade blend, you can make even the toughest cuts of lamb tender and mouthwateringly delicious. For best results, marinate your lamb chops overnight in a blend of garlic powder, rosemary, lemon juice, olive oil and other herbs such as bay leaves. This will infuse the meat with flavor while making it exceptionally tender.

Secondly, when pan-frying your lamb chops, it’s important to ensure that the pan is hot enough before adding them in. You want a nice sear on both sides of the chop which gives them added texture and flavor. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan when cooking – give each chop enough space to cook evenly.

Thirdly, when grilling lamb chops it’s important to start with clean grill grates so that they don’t stick to the grill during cooking. Heat up the grill before placing the marinated lamb chops carefully on top – keep an eye on them as they cook quickly due to their size.

Lastly, resting time is also essential for achieving perfect results when cooking lamb chops. Remove them from heat slightly before they’re fully cooked and let them rest for 5-10 minutes prior to serving. This will allow for juices to redistribute within the meat retaining natural moisture which ultimately creates an irresistible taste.

By following these tips and tricks while cooking with a little confidence and patience you can master this recipe and deliver an airy and aromatic lamb chop, juicy, tender and with a flavor that everyone will love.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mouthwatering recipe for dairy-free lamb chops is not only easy to make but also packed with flavors and health benefits. With its nutritious and organic ingredients such as fresh herbs, garlic, coconut milk, and olive oil, this recipe falls perfectly in line with the gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle without skimping on taste. You can use this recipe to shake things up for a holiday meal or impress your guests with your air frying skills. Whether you grill it, roast it, or pan-fry it, the lamb chops always turn out tender and juicy. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience by trying out this recipe today!

Lamb Chops - Dairy Free

Lamb Chops - Dairy Free Recipe

Such a simple and yummy meal you just HAVE to try it. Takes just minutes to prepare, and the meat is so tender and flavourful!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Calories 339.1 kcal


  • 4 lamb chops
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can consomme
  • 2 -3 carrots
  • 2 quartered onions
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 garlic powder


  • Brown lamb chops in saucepan.
  • Add everything together in casseroles dish.
  • Cook 1 hour at 350.
  • Serve with rice.

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Serving: 256gCalories: 339.1kcalCarbohydrates: 8.7gProtein: 18.3gFat: 25.4gSaturated Fat: 11.2gCholesterol: 70.3mgSodium: 574mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 3.8g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dairy Free, Lamb/Sheep, Meat, Oven
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