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lamb chops in an air fryer

Air Fryer Lamb Chops

This Juicy Air Fryer Lamb Chops recipe will provide you all of the tips and tricks you need to prepare a rack of chops or loin chops. These chops are seasoned with rosemary, garlic, oregano, and olive oil.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer lamb chops, air fryer lamb loin chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 chops
Calories 326kcal


  • 4 lamb chops Mine weighed 3.5oz each.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh, minced rosemary This was 2 sprigs for me. You can also use 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary.
  • 2 garlic cloves Minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves Minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 2 teaspoons if using dried.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil I use extra virgin.
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • I like to combine the olive oil and spices in a bowl. From there, I brush the mixture onto both sides of the lamb chops.
  • Place the lamb chops in the air fryer basket. Do not stack. Cook in batches if necessary.
  • Air fry for 7-10 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Mine were ready around 8 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat has finished cooking. According to the USDA, lamb chops should reach a minimum final internal temperature of 145 degrees. Since the internal temperature of cooked meat will rise, remove it from the air fryer, adjusting accordingly by pulling your lamb from the heat whenever it is 10 degrees lower than your desired doneness.
    Rare: 115 to 120°F
    Medium-rare: 120 to 125°F
    Medium: 130 to 135°F
    Medium-well: 140 to 145°F
    Well-done: 150 to 155°F
  • Allow the meat to rest for a minimum of 3 minutes prior to slicing. I usually wait at least 10 minutes.

Optional Chimichurri Sauce

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Stir. Serve over the lamb chops.



  • You can use rack of lamb chops or lamb loin chops.
  • You can use bone-in or boneless chops. Follow the directions for cook time using a meat thermometer. 
  • Allow the meat to come to room temperature prior to air frying. You should never cook cold meat straight from the fridge. Allowing it to come to room temperature will allow it to cook at an even and consistent temperature, resulting in juicy meat.
  • Tough chops were overcooked, marinated for too long, or not allowed to rest. Upon removing the chops from the air fryer, allow them to rest for at least 3 minutes. I usually wait 10 minutes. During the resting time, the fibers within the meat reabsorb the moisture they expelled during the cooking process. If you cut into your lamb right away, those juices would spill out onto the cutting board or surface instead.
  • Macros exclude optional sauce. Feel free to use the macro calculator of your choice for calculation.


Serving: 1chop | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g