Lamb chops turn tender and juicy in the air fryer alongside potatoes and fennel in this impressive main dish. An olive-fennel topping completes the recipe for a pop of briny flavor., January 2023


Credit: Photographer: Kelsey Hansen, Food Stylist: Sammy Mila

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat the basket of a 6- to 9-quart air fryer with cooking spray. Preheat to 380℉ for 5 minutes.

  • Combine 2 teaspoons lemon zest, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Rub half the mixture over lamb chops. Add potatoes, sliced fennel and oil to the remaining lemon zest mixture in the bowl; toss to coat.

  • Working in batches as necessary, arrange the chops and vegetables in a single layer in the prepared basket.

  • Cook, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a chop registers 145℉, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, toss olives, the reserved fennel fronds and the remaining 2 teaspoons lemon zest in a bowl. Top the chops and vegetables with the olive mixture. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


6- to 9-quart air fryer

Nutrition Facts

2 chops & 1 cup vegetables
350 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 34g; dietary fiber 9g; sugars 8g; fat 14g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 75mg; sodium 906mg; potassium 987mg.