Vietnamese Aromatic Lamb Chops


These are the most delicious lamb chops you'll ever taste! When I make it, this savory lamb dish has impressed EVERYONE and has had people coming back for more for many years. It's suitable for any occasion...even Christmas or Thanksgiving. Plan ahead so you can marinate the lamb overnight.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
5 servings


  • 15 (3 ounce) lamb loin chops (1-inch thick)

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Place the lamb chops into a roasting pan, and season evenly with the garlic, garlic powder, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of lime juice, soy sauce and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Allow the lamb to stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.

  3. Roast uncovered in the preheated oven to your desired degree of doneness, about 20 minutes for medium, or 30 minutes for well done. Garnish with a sprinkle of cilantro and squeeze lemon and lime juice over the top before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
40g Fat
7g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 545mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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