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Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops Recipe

Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops

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"Drag that grill out of storage for spring grilling! Make extra marinade to use on grilled vegetables. Serve with a mint sauce and warmed flatbread."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Stir together olive oil, lemon juice, and thyme in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place lamb chops in a shallow dish, and brush with the olive oil mixture. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Place lamb chops on grill, and discard marinade. Cook for 10 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 18, 2005

I can't seem to follow any recipes exactly, so of course I changed this one. I added garlic, like 6 cloves chopped, instead of thyme, I used approx 2 TBS fresh-chopped rosemary (I have it growing in my garden), some fresh oregano, and I did use the olive oil, lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste, but I doubled the amounts to marinade the lamb chops. I marinated the chops overnight about 24-30 hours. We grilled it in the next evening. Served with potatoes, grilled veggies, and a nice red wine. Voila, it was GREAT!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

quick & easy .... needed more lemon juice. I used dried THYME....it lacked somethiong... maybe fresh THYME would have made a difference.

Jun 09, 2003

This is a wonderful dish, however a few crushed cloves of garlic and rosemary will spice it up even more. Try a boned leg of lamb in place of chops for another treat.

Jun 20, 2005

PERFECTCHERRY - it might help if you used the correct ingredients... Lavender??? Anyway, we loved this! I put the chops in a pyrex dish, drizzled them with olive oil (way less than 1/2 a cup), drizzled the juice of half a lemon over, then snipped some fresh thyme and rosemary on top. I marinaded them overnight, and the flavor was just perfect! Great recipe. Thanks, Diane!

Sep 29, 2005

I made this for my sister; I don't eat lamb. She thought this was fantastic. I added fresh chopped oregano to the fresh chopped thyme, and thought it smelled great. Next time, I'd add a bit of fresh chopped garlic. I have a halogen oven, and in that it took 14 total minutes to cook to perfection. I'd make this again for my sister, and highly recommend it as is, or with garlic. Thanks, Diane, for the recipe.

Aug 12, 2003

Very simple, easy to do. I cheated--I used my George Foreman Grillin' Machine to do the cooking.Despite the lack of smoked flavor, chops were tender, juicy, and very tasty.

Aug 31, 2005

I, too, added some additional herbs. This was fantastic!! My first attempt at lamb and we LOVED it!! I will certainly make this again! Thanks!!

Jan 31, 2006

I added Rosemary to this as well. This probably was really good, but I did not marinate it long enough. I will marinate it longer next time.


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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