Can you cook lamb chops in air fryer? You bet! This air fryer lamb chops recipe is juicy, robust, and savory without being gamey. Learn to roast lamb chops in the air fryer that are low carb, keto, and gluten free. Get tips on cooking air fryer lamb loin chops vs lamb shoulder chops, the safe temperature for cooking lamb, and more!
1½ lbs. lamb chops 680 grams (4 bone-in lamb loin chops, 1½-inches thick)
For the lamb chop marinade:
⅓ cup red wine
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
salt and pepper
Whisk the ingredients for the lamb marinade together. This is the wine, vinegar, oil, garlic, mustard, coriander, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Put the lamb chops in a bowl, and pour the marinade over the top.
Cover the bowl and allow the lamb chops to marinate in the fridge for 4-8 hours. Flip the lamb chops occasionally so all sides of the meat has contact with the marinade.
After marinating, allow the lamb chops to rest at room temperature for one hour before air frying.
Preheat the air fryer to 390°F (200°C) for 5 minutes. Lift the lamb chops out of the marinade and carefully place them on a hot air fryer tray. If you have an air fryer oven, they should go on the top rack.
Air fry lamb chops for a total of 16-20 minutes in an air fryer preheated to 390°F (200°C). Flip the lamb chops over after the first 10 minutes of cooking.
Lamb chops should reach a safe minimum internal temp of 145°F (63°C) using a meat thermometer. Let the lamb rest for 5 minutes before serving. You can cover it with foil to keep it warm.
This is a level 2 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). The nutrition information provided below is for a lamb loin chop with visible fat eaten. If you trim the fat, the lamb will be leaner and much lower in calories.
Lamb appears to be more popular in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa compared to the United States. I would love to see it become more popular here, as it’s a tasty protein alternative to chicken, pork, and beef.
A common question is whether lamb is better or healthier than beef or chicken. I actually don’t like that sort of question for a few reasons.
First of all, the healthier option always depends on the needs and preferences of the person. For example, if you exclude beef for religious reasons, lamb will definitely be the better choice for you. If you have no diet restrictions and simply don’t like the taste of lamb, beef may be better.
Second, trying to rank similar foods in terms of health can lead to unnecessary food exclusions. Lamb, beef, chicken, etc. are all whole foods that provide a variety of nutritional benefits. Why not include a variety of protein sources in your diet, and enjoy them all?