Air-Fryer Lamb Chops

Learn how to make lamb chops in the air fryer with this easy recipe. The quick marinade features red-wine vinegar to cut the gaminess of the lamb, while herbs like rosemary and oregano add plenty of freshness. Serve alongside roasted potatoes or green beans.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ¾ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 1 (1 1/4-lb.) rack of lamb, frenched (see Tip), silver skin removed, and cut into individual chops (about 7 to 8 chops)

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, rosemary, oregano, lemon zest, garlic and pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Sprinkle chops with salt; place in the bag. Massage the marinade into the chops; let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 380°F for 5 minutes. Lightly coat the basket with cooking spray and arrange the chops in the basket in a single layer (depending on the size of the air fryer, this may require 2 batches).

  3. Cook until the chops begin to brown lightly, about 4 minutes. Flip, then cook to medium-rare (120°F), 4 to 5 minutes. (If cooking in batches, transfer the chops to a plate; cover and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining chops.)

    Air-Fryer Lamb Chops
    Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely


Frenched racks of lamb are readily available at the meat counter of most grocery stores. If the rack isn't frenched, you can ask the butcher counter to cut and clean the lamb racks. Or, you can do it yourself by removing any meat and gristle on the bone. You can also skip frenching the racks entirely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
7g Fat
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 chops
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Vitamin A 4IU 0%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 205mg 4%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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