Greek Marinated Grilled Lamb Chops

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I promised a recipe post for these amazing marinated lamb chops so here it is! We made these for Mother's Day and then I made them again for our Memorial Day weekend cookout, and they turned out great.

Easy Recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops
Ahh, the Weber Grill

Lamb chops are pretty similar to steak in taste, and the bone in the chop makes them stay very tender. The lemon juice in this recipe tenderizes the meat even more.

This recipe is also great for entertaining! (FGK Tip: Lamb can get pretty pricey, so if you are hosting more than four people, my mom swears by the lamb chops at wholesale bulk stores like Sam's Club. Anywhere else, you should expect to pay between $16-$19 per pound). I suggest getting 2 chops per person.

How to prep lamb chop

Greek Marinated Lamb Chops

(I suggest starting to let these marinate in the morning the day you are planning to cook. You can also do it the night before)

For the Marinade

Makes about 12 chops

1 large lemon (zested, then juiced)
~ 3/4 cup  of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, freshly minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
6 stalks fresh rosemary

For the Chops

12 lamb chops, ends scored (see below)
Salt and pepper


1. Prep the chops by seasoning with salt and pepper and then scoring (or making a small cut) on four ends of the chop. This will prevent the meat from curling up on the sides when it's on the grill.

2. Coat a large dish with olive oil and add the zest of the lemon. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix into the dish with a fork or whisk.

3. Add the minced garlic and dried oregano to the dish and evenly distribute. Finally, add the rosemary stalks.

4. Add the chops to the dish, flipping once to evenly coat.

Easy Recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops

5. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for desired time. (FGK Tip - Make sure to take the chops out at least 30 minutes prior to cooking time to let them temper).

Grilling Tips

I like to cook with charcoal so we made these on a charcoal grill with a relatively high heat. You can also make them on a gas grill.

Be warned, the oil makes them really flame up once they are put on, so its best to flip them IMMEDIATELY to help burn off some of the oil.

About 4 minutes per side should produce a medium done-ness (pink on the inside).

Recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops
Greek Marinated Grilled Lamb Chops
SO good. I paired these with my Red Quinoa Avocado Salad, a grilled kale and potato salad and grilled asparagus. (I really love grilling, can you tell?)

Grilled Lamb Chops

What is your favorite thing to cook on the grill in the summer?

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