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Greek Lamb Chops Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Greek Lamb Chops Recipe is made with lamb chops seasoned with a Greek oregano marinade and served with mint sauce.


  • 8 lamb chops 
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano, preferably greek
  • Salt and pepper as needed 


  • 1/4 cup of mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced


  1. Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.

  2. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, Greek oregano, salt, and pepper to create a marinade.

  3. Place the lamb chops in a shallow dish and brush both sides generously with the marinade. Allow the chops to marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature, or you can refrigerate them for a few hours to overnight for a more intense flavor.

  4. Once the grill or grill pan is heated on high heat, place the lamb chops on the grates or in the pan. Cook the chops for about 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness, or adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.

  5. While grilling, resist the urge to press down on the chops, as this can cause the juices to escape and result in less tender meat. Instead, let the lamb chops cook undisturbed on each side.

  6. After cooking, remove the lamb chops from the grill or grill pan and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and ensures a more tender and flavorful result.

  7. In a bowl, add the mint, olive oil, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine. Top this on your lamb chops.


  • Choose quality lamb chops: Opt for high-quality lamb chops from a reputable source. Look for well-marbled meat with a pinkish-red color, indicating freshness.
  • Marinate for flavor: Marinating the lamb chops before cooking can enhance their taste and tenderness. Use a marinade with ingredients like olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and other Greek herbs and spices. Let the lamb chops marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator for maximum flavor.
  • Bring to room temperature: Before cooking, allow the marinated lamb chops to come to room temperature. This ensures more even cooking and prevents the meat from being too cold, which can affect the cooking time.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan: Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat before placing the lamb chops on it. This helps achieve a nice sear and locks in the juices.
  • Oil the grill or pan: Brush some oil on the grill grates or the grill pan before cooking to prevent sticking and ensure easy flipping of the lamb chops.
  • Monitor cooking time: Lamb chops cook relatively quickly, so keep a close eye on them to avoid overcooking. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops and your desired level of doneness.
  • Rest before serving: Once cooked, let the lamb chops rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute and results in tender, succulent meat.
  • Garnish and serve with traditional accompaniments: Sprinkle fresh herbs like mint or parsley over the lamb chops for added freshness. Serve them with classic Greek sides like tzatziki sauce, lemon wedges, Greek salad, or roasted potatoes to complete the meal.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste: Taste the lamb chops before serving and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, or additional herbs to suit your preferences.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Greek


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 43mgmilligrams
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg