Air Fryer Lamb Chops, a quick and healthy air fryer meat dish recipe with a light and fresh mint, citrus, and herb marinade.
- 4 Bone in Lamb chops (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs.). Excess fat trimmed, if desired.
- 3/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt and pepper each
- 3–4 tbsp lemon juice (1/2 large lemon, juiced)
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh mint – chopped (extra whole mint leaves for garnishing)
- 2 small shallots, sliced for frying
- Sliced lemon for garnishing
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Set aside. *Reserve 2 tbsp + for platting cooked chops)
- Place lamb chops in a ziplock bag or glass container. Pour marinade on top and seal.
- Marinade lamb at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
- While the lamb is marinating, preheat the air fryer to 400F. If you don’t have a preheat option, then turn the air fryer on for 2 minutes. Stop then, place on 400 F again.
- Place marinated lamb chops and sliced shallots in an air fryer for 12-14 minutes, turning the chop over halfway through cooking. Note – You can check on the cooking by opening the drawer.
- Cook chops until it reaches a minimum temp of 145°F . Cook time will vary depending on thickness of lamb and type of air fryer. These 1 1/4 inch chops took 12 minutes.
- Once the chops have cooked to the desire of doneness, remove and set on a plate to rest for 5 minutes.
- Drizzle reserved marinade on top of lamb chops. Salt/pepper to taste
- Garnish plate with fried shallot, mint and lemon, if desired.
Oven option– Preheat the oven to 400F. Place marinated lamb chops in an oven safe dish or pan for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway. Broil last minute for extra crispy edges. Internal temperature should reach 145F. Once cooked, remove chops from the oven and let them rest before serving/slicing.
- Category: meat
- Method: air fryer
- Cuisine: american/new zealand
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