My Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic is an easy summer grilling recipe you can cook in minutes. Each chop is saturated with rich and earthy flavors thanks to an herbaceous marinade made with simple ingredients.

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There’s nothing wrong with a summer filled with grilling pork chops, burgers, or chicken. But when you’re ready to take things up a notch, try these Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Garlic instead.

Marinated with a simple and herbaceous mix of lemon, garlic, and rosemary, these lamb loin chops are so rich, hearty, and succulent. They take minutes to grill and you can let them sit in the marinade for up to 24 hours! It’s one of the most flavorful and time-saving meals you can try.

There are two cuts of lamb you can use for this recipe: loin chops or rib chops. I chose to use loin chops because they’re meaty, lean, and not as delicate as rib chops. Feel free to use whichever one you like more!

Lamb chops arranged on plate next to glass of red wine.

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This is one of the easiest grilled lamb recipes you can prepare and is sure to become a staple at summer barbeques. The tender grilled meat pairs so nicely with root vegetables, like roasted carrots, but you can keep the traditional barbecue flavors alive with some potato salad and a glass of pinot noir on the side. I usually like to include a freshly prepared sauce on my lamb, such as pistachio basil pesto, but the rosemary and garlic marinade imparts so much flavor that the sauce isn’t necessary!

Lamb marinade

Lamb loin is tender and lean on its own and doesn’t always need to be marinated. However, a simple mixture of oil, lemon juice and zest, fresh rosemary, and garlic give each bite layers of earthy and vibrant flavors. It also helps to produce an extra tender, juicy, and delicious lamb chop!

I recommend marinating lamb chops for 4 to 5 hours for the best results. 30 minutes will do in a pinch or you can leave the chops in the marinade overnight if you prefer to get a head start on this recipe.