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Garlic Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops

Garlic Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops. A very simple marinade that pairs very well with the flavour of grilled lamb. Serve with Lemon Herb Roast Potatoes, Lemon Mint Tzatziki and a Greek side salad for an exceptionally delicious meal.

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops close up image of two lamb chops with roasted potatoes on a white plate

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops

Garlic Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops. With the grilling season starting up again, I thought I’d share one of my favourite simple marinades that pairs perfectly with beautiful, juicy grilled lamb chops.

My family is slowly coming around to eating more lamb, which is one of my absolute favourite things to grill.

Raw lamb chops on a wooden cutting board

You can use loin chops as shown or cut chops from a rack of lamb if you prefer.

This simple marinade is one of the reasons we are enjoying more lamb nowadays. A couple of hours marinating is enough to infuse great flavour into these chops.

It also works very well with boneless leg of lamb. I marinate it for a a few hours before tying the lamb back into shape with butcher string before open roasting it in the oven.

I sometimes add rosemary to the marinade when cooking it this way: it’s a really delicious way to enjoy roast lamb.

I’ve served the chops here with some family favourite Lemon Herb Roast Potatoes and Lemon Mint Tzatziki. We also had a small Greek salad on the side to complete an exceptionally delicious meal.

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Originally published May 2014, updated May 2019 to add a printable recipe card and nutritional information.

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops close up image of two lamb chops with roasted potatoes on a white plate
Yield: 4 servings

Garlic Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Garlic Balsamic Lamb Chops – a very simple marinade that pairs very well with the flavour of grilled lamb. Serve with Lemon Herb Roast Potatoes, Lemon Mint Tzatziki and a Greek side salad for an exceptionally delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lamb chops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together.
  2. Pour over the lamb chops in a large Ziploc bag.
  3. Marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. Take the chops out of the fridge for a half hour or so before grilling to bring them closer to room temperature. This will make it easier to cook to the proper internal temperature without over cooking the outside of the meat.
  5. Grill over medium high heat or under the broiler. I use a meat thermometer to test the internal temperature of the chops, taking them to 145 degrees F for medium rare. Well done is 170 degrees F, so don’t ever go over that internal temperature.
  6. Let the chops rest under a loose tent of aluminum foil for 5 minutes before serving.


Notes

I've successfully used the same marinade on steaks and pork chops. Both were delicious and I added fresh herbs too. Thyme and rosemary both work well.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

g

Amount Per Serving Calories 473Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 171mgSodium 429mgCarbohydrates 7gSugar 5gProtein 56g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Moody Wench

Thursday 16th of May 2019

I have a semi boneless leg of lamb and wondered if this marinade would work. Now for the sad, unfortunate news, I’m restricted to cooking stovetop, crockpot, air fryer oven or instant pot. Long story we had a gas leak from the stove/oven, had to get a new furnace, water heater and oven is bad, can’t replace at the moment. The coffers are low. We need all new appliances, sigh. I’ve done lamb once in a crock years ago and it was good. Can’t remember what I did though. Any recommendations?

Christina Young

Wednesday 16th of August 2017

Made these and love this marinade! Not over powering but added a good flavor to the lamb. Will definitely keep this recipe at the top of the list!

brenda

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

I don't cook lamb very often, so not that experienced in cooking it. I was wondering if I left the lamb chops longer in the marinade. Would it wreck the flavor of the lamb?

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 27th of July 2017

I think so. This is a stong marinade on thinner pieces pf meat. They will only take so much.

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