These grilled lamb chops are inspired by both Italian and Indian cooking. The yogurt-based marinade includes aromatic spices like cinnamon, oregano, and rosemary.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 lamb chops
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, chile paste, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Transfer into a resealable plastic bag. Add the lamb chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove lamb chops from from marinade and scrape off excess. Discard used marinade. Season chops with salt and black pepper. Place on the preheated grill and cook until browned and medium rare on the inside, 3 to 4 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Marinate for 4 to 10 hours for best results.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 15.3g 31% DV; carbohydrates 4.5g 1% DV; fat 13.6g 21% DV; cholesterol 57.2mg 19% DV; sodium 361.8mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
Chef John has don it again! Nice job! Delicious :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
Chef John has don it again! Nice job! Delicious :-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2018
This one of the best lamb recipes I have ever found. The marinade makes it. The flavor is bold but not overpowering. I made this recipe twice, once grilled and once broiled. It was excellent both ways. When weather doesn't allow grilling, broiling works as well. The only change I made in the marinade was using a tablespoon of chili sauce in place of chili paste. I will definitely use this recipe again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2016
Best loin lamb chops I've ever made and I love to cook! Please don't change a thing with this recipe, it is PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
These were wonderful! Husband said make sure you know how to make these again! I didn't have any plain yogurt so used real mayonnaise and only marinated for about an hour. These could be a new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2013
Made this as kebabs. Delicious! I had this as one option in a meal for company that didn't really like lamb (and I don't necessarily either unless paired properly) and got lots of compliments. It was even good cold (which I don't think usually works for lamb). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2016
Very simple and very tasty! Kids (8 and 10) liked it. Would definitely make again. The rosemary wasn't overpowering which was good because so many recipes overpower the flavor of the lamb with rosemary or mint. Will save some of the marinade next time (before I put the lamb in with it) to drizzle over top like the picture shows. Might also increase the cinnamon a bit as it added a unique but not overpowering flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2016
First try with two chops and therefore inexact quantities of marinade ingredients and it was still delicious. I can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2016
These were crazy delicious. No changes. Not necessary. Two hours later we are still talking about how tender and tasty the chops were. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2017
this was very tasty.. i used this on boneless/skinless chicken breasts as lamb doesn't really agree with me.. only difference was to add extra lemon zest and use dried rosemary.. very good.. ty for the recipe Read More
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