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.

EatingWell.com, March 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.)


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

about 2 chops
133 calories; protein 16g; fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 51mg; vitamin a iu 4IU; vitamin b3 niacin 7mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin d iu 1IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 13mg; vitamin k 2mg; sodium 336mg; calcium 12mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 15mg; phosphorus 122mg; potassium 205mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 4mg.