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cooked lamb inside an air fryer on a white countertop

Air Fryer Lamb Chops

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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
  • 34 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 


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Set aside. *Reserve 2 tbsp + for platting cooked chops)
  2. Place lamb chops in a ziplock bag or glass container. Pour marinade on top and seal.
  3. Marinade lamb at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Once the chops have cooked to the desire of doneness, remove and set on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. 
  8. Drizzle reserved marinade on top of lamb chops. Salt/pepper to taste
  9. 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

Keywords: lamb chops, lamb, air fryer lamb chops, marinated lamb chops, lamb chops in the air fryer, healthy, paleo


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