Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction


This balsamic-sauced lamb chop recipe is a favorite in my house. Rosemary and thyme give it great flavor. It serves four people, but if you like two chops each as we do, you'll want to double the recipe. And if you do, just remember that the sauce will take longer to reduce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 lamb chops (3/4 inch thick)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup minced shallots

  • cup aged balsamic vinegar

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Mix rosemary, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl; rub onto chops, coating both sides. Place chops onto a plate, cover, and let sit for 15 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chops in the hot skillet until no longer pink in the center, about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.

  3. Add shallots to the skillet; cook and stir until just browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour vinegar into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add broth; cook and stir until sauce has reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

  4. Remove sauce from the heat and stir in butter until melted. Serve over chops.

    close up view of a Lamb Chop with Balsamic Reduction served with mashed potatoes and carrots on a white plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
19g Fat
5g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 239mg 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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