Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Chops


This grilled lamb chop recipe uses both Indian and Italian cooking techniques. The Indian-style yogurt marinade is flavored with three Italian favorites: garlic, oregano, and rosemary.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins


  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon chile paste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 8 lamb loin chops


  1. Whisk yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, rosemary, chile paste, oregano, salt, pepper, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. Add lamb chops to the bag; coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours, or for best flavor, up to 10 hours.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Remove lamb chops from marinade and scrape off excess. Discard used marinade. Season chops with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook chops on the preheated grill until browned on the outside and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* 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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