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Za’atar Lamb Chops

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Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za’atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt. Cook them on the grill or make them in the Air fryer!

Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.
Air Fryer (or Grilled) Lamb Chops

My family loves lamb chops, I make this quick and easy dish all year long served with this Feta Chopped Salad, delish! You can make it on the grill, broiler, grill pan or air fryer!

Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.

Za’atar is a tasty blend of spices used for amazing Mediterranean dishes. You can make it yourself of buy the blend, I use Penzey’s (affil link). It’s also great in grilled steaks, chicken or pork.

My daughter’s boyfriend, Maurice is Lebanese and gave me the inspiration for this recipe!

I tested them both in my oven and Skinnytaste Vremi Air Fryer which you can pre-order now, it comes out early May! The results came out great both ways. Making lamb loin chops on the grill or air fryer takes less than 15 minutes, which makes it perfect for weeknight dinner, and they come out so juicy and bone sucking good! If you’re not a fan of lamb, try these with pork chops instead!

Notes:

  • If you don’t have Za’atar, use a blend of thyme, sesame and salt.
  • Baby lamb chops can be used in place of loin chops.
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan.

Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.

Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.

Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.

Za’atar Lamb Chops

4.79 from 14 votes
5
Cals:206
Protein:29
Carbs:1.5
Fat:8
Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Grilled lamb loin chops seasoned with Za'atar, a Mediterranean blend of sumac, thyme, sesame and salt.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 chops

Ingredients

  • 8 lamb loin chops trimmed (about 3.5 oz each bone-in)
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Za’atar
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Grill or Broil Method:

  • Rub the lamb chops with oil and garlic.
  • Squeeze the lemon over both sides, than season with salt, zatar and black pepper.
  • Grill on an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat to desired liking, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or broil in the oven on the top rack, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

Air Fryer Method:

  • Rub the lamb chops with oil and garlic.
  • Squeeze the lemon over both sides, than season with salt, zatar and black pepper.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F. In batches in an even layer, cook to desired liking, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  • *My chops had 2 1/2 oz raw meat on each bone, nutritional info is based off of that.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2 chops, Calories: 206 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.5 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 91.5 mg, Sodium: 441.5 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: 0.5 g

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Photo Credit: Jess Larson

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33 comments on “Za’atar Lamb Chops”

  1. This was my first time making lamb chops. They were DELICIOUS! Made them in the air fryer and adjusted to account for the difference in wattage. Also added some extra Sumac because I love it, but otherwise followed the recipe as posted. So, so good! Will be adding this to my favorites. 

  2. I have been making these since the recipe first came out.  I marinate for a few hours, then prepare on the grill.  Love this recipe!