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Rosemary and garlic lamb chops get even better thanks to the air fryer. You will love our perfectly cooked air fryer lamb chops. So simple to prep, flavoursome, tender with the perfect crisp.

Next time you see some lamb chops at your local butchers, buy some and put lamb chops in the air fryer to the test.

Our juicy air fryer lamb chops were originally shared in 2019 and we are updating them today with better lamb, new photos and even more great info.

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Air Fryer Lamb Chops Recipe
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Lamb Chops In Air Fryer

I am obsessed with my local butchers. Yes, I have a butcher in my local town, but choose to travel the 20 minutes by train to Smith’s Butchers.

That is because they are super helpful and help me with everything. Such as translating US meat cuts to the UK and vice versa and doing me many meats to order for new recipes on Recipe This.

Their sausages are amazing (I think they have won awards for them?) and they do different flavours, and they air fry so well.

You can check their sausages out in our slow cooker sausage casserole and our air fryer part baked bread rolls that we loaded with just cooked sausages.

Plus, I hate the fact that many other local butchers don’t have a gorgeous window display that makes you want to go in and buy their meat.

Last week, I headed to the butchers by train with my beautiful daughter Sofia. We did all our favourite charity shops on the way, and then went to collect our order for lamb chops.

We had ordered a big bag of lamb chops and had asked for the best looking ones for updating my air fryer lamb chops recipe and they didn’t disappoint one bit.

Today, I am sharing with you our recipe for lamb chops in the air fryer using the best lamb chops from the butchers.

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Can You Air Fry Lamb?

Yes, you can, and I recommend experimenting and finding your favourite lamb recipe for the air fryer. The type that you love so much that you can rinse and repeat.

Our favourite lamb recipe for the air fryer is air fryer leg of lamb cooked in our air fryer oven. We cook it at the same time as the potatoes and its just so good.

You can also use the air fryer to cook air fryer lamb ribs, air fryer lamb koftas or even air fryer minted lamb burgers.

Though note because lamb is a fatty meat you do run the risk of your air fryer smoking.

Can You Air Fry Lamb Chops?

Yes, you can, and you will fall in love with lamb chops in the air fryer. They are so easy to prep, taste delicious and are perfect for spring lamb.

You can also bulk buy spring lamb chops and then freeze it for later when lamb prices increase.

Rosemary & Garlic Lamb Chops

If there is a fantastic combination of flavours for your lamb chops in the air fryer, then it doesn’t get any better, or any tastier than rosemary and garlic lamb chops.

Plus, it is ridiculously easy and perfect for dump and start air frying.

You simply season your lamb chops and load them into the air fryer basket. Then you make use of the gaps in the basket and fill it up with fresh rosemary and garlic cloves.

Then the air fryer will make your kitchen smell of rosemary and garlic lamb chops and if you were not hungry before, you soon will be!

And there is no doubt in our minds, these are the best air fryer lamb chops!

Different Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Back in 2019, when I first showed you how to cook lamb chops in the air fryer, the chops were very thick.

And it got me thinking……

It would be boring if we all had air fried lamb chops the same.

So, note that you can do lamb chops how you want them:

Well Done Lamb Chops – My 18 year old self would have loved well done lamb chops. Then I married a chef and he weaned me off everything being well done and that pink was good. If you do want well done lamb chops, then do an extra 4 minutes of cook time.

Air Fryer Thick Lamb Chops – If your lamb chops are thick, then I recommend adding an extra minute on each side. My lamb chops are medium lamb loin chops so you need to adjust if yours are extra thick.

Air Fryer Thin Lamb Chops – Or if you are thin, then I recommend taking off a minute on each side to adjust for this.

You can also cook either air fryer lamb loin chops or air fryer lamb shoulder chops.

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Lamb Chops Air Fryer Ingredients

Lamb Chops Air Fryer Ingredients

Chops – I recommend using lamb loin chops that are of a medium thickness for the best results. Even though you can cook air fryer lamb shoulder chops they are more fatty and are more likely to set off your smoke alarm.

Garlic – Its all about the fresh garlic cloves when cooking this lamb chops air fryer recipe. It gives fantastic flavour and only takes a minute to peel some garlic.

Rosemary – I also recommend air fried lamb chops with some fresh rosemary. Simply break some up and find some gaps for it in the air fryer basket.

Seasonings – For seasoning to make your air fried lamb chops even better, I recommend salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this lamb chops air fryer recipe it has just been our Philips Air Fryer XL. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?

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  • Prep. Load the lamb chops into the air fryer basket. Fill the gaps with peeled garlic cloves and fresh rosemary. Sprinkle your salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary over the lamb chops.
  • Cook. Then cook your lamb chops in the air fryer and air fry for 10 minutes turning over your lamb chops and adding extra seasoning at the 5 minute mark.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to cook lamb chops in the air fryer and why you should be doing it too!

How Long To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?

The air fryer lamb chops cook time is JUST 10 minutes. We recommend 5 minutes on each side, and this is perfect for medium lamb chops.

If you are cooking thin lamb chops in the air fryer, then decrease the cook time to 4 minutes on each side, or for thick lamb chops opt for 6 minutes on each side.

What Temp To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?

The recommended air fryer temp for lamb chops is 180c/360f. This allows for an all round cook on your lamb chops and stops the lamb chops from becoming dry.

Air Frying Lamb Chops Tips & Tricks

  • No need to add oil to your lamb chops. Lamb is naturally a fatty meat and really doesn’t need it.
  • You can use any cut of lamb chops but because of the fat content lean lamb loin chops stop the air fryer from smoking.
  • You can keep the garlic cloves and use them for other cooking afterwards or serve them the Mediterranean way with your lamb chops.
  • You can mix and match the seasonings. I find that rosemary and thyme along with garlic is the best combination.

Top Air Fryer Trick – Turn the lamb chops at the halfway mark. It will give your lamb chops a fantastic even cook and gives you the chance to season both sides of your lamb chops.

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Air Fryer Lamb Chops

Rosemary and garlic lamb chops get even better thanks to the air fryer. You will love our perfectly cooked air fryer lamb chops. So simple to prep, flavoursome, tender with the perfect crisp.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
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  • 3 Large Medium Sliced Lamb Chops
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Rosemary
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Rosemary

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place your lamb chops into the air fryer basket. Season with half the dried rosemary and thyme, along with salt and pepper. Peel and place garlic cloves in the gaps and find some extra gaps for your fresh rosemary.
    How To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?
  • Cook your lamb chops in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?
  • Turn and then add the last of the dried seasoning as well as extra salt and pepper. Then air fry for a further 5 minutes at the same temperature before serving.
    How To Cook Lamb Chops In Air Fryer?


Quantity. I recommend cooking up to 3 large lamb chops at a time. You want space for your fresh garlic and rosemary and don’t want to overcrowd the air fryer.
Thanks for reading our air fryer lamb chops recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more chops, I recommend you try our air fryer breaded pork chops next.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg
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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious and fast! Couldn’t believe how juicy and tasty these were in such a short time! Love,love ,love my air fryer…..

  2. 5 stars
    Like!! Great lamb recipe.Really thank you! My lamb chops turned out perfectly and the garlic was amazing.