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Juicy, tender, and delicious, Air Fryer Lamb Chops are flavorfully marinated and then air fried for under 15 minutes. Change the way you cook lamb forever! |

Air Fryer Lamb Chops

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  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 lamb chops
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Juicy, tender, and delicious, these Air Fryer Lamb Chops are marinated in a flavorful mixture of Dijon mustard, soy sauce, and garlic, then air-fried for under 15 minutes. The air fryer is hands-down the fastest and easiest way to make perfect lamb chops every time! This recipe will change the way you cook lamb forever.


  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (or Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 pieces of lamb chops (approximately 1 pound)


  1. In a medium bowl, add Dijon mustard, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, Italiano spice blend (optional), and salt. Mix well to combine.
  2. Place the lamb chops into a Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Press the marinade around the lamb chops to fully coat. (You can also coat the lamb chops with the marinade in a large bowl and cover with plastic cling wrap). Place into the fridge and marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  3. Place the marinated lamb chops into the air fryer basket and space them out evenly. You may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer. Cook at 350 F for 10-13 minutes, flipping the lamb chops once halfway through, to ensure even cooking.
  4. Once done, leave the lamb chops inside the hot air fryer for another 5 minutes. This keeps the lamb chops warm and ensures that it is thoroughly cooked yet still tender.
  5. Season with additional salt and cumin to taste, and serve.


How to make well done lamb chops: For well done lamb chops, just add an additional 3 minutes to the cooking time.

How to grill lamb chops: Heat the grill to medium-high heat and sear the lamb chops for 2-3 minutes per side. Lower the heat to medium and cook for another 5 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 150 F. For well done, cook for a couple more minutes until the internal temperature reaches 160 F.

How to store: Once cooked, let the leftover lamb chops cool to room temperature, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

How to reheat: Since lamb chops are so thin and delicate, reheating requires a gentle touch. The easiest method is to pop them back in the air fryer at 350 F for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

How to freeze: Although you can also freeze the cooked lamb chops, they won't have quite the same wonderful texture after thawing and reheating. However, you can add the lamb chops and marinade mixture to the bag and freeze it for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge, then air fry like normal!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Marinate Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Lamb
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American