A white plate with pan seared lamb chops and a fork.
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5 from 2 votes

Pan-Seared Tuscan Lamb Chops

Gluten-Free | Low-Carb | 5 Ingredients or Less
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting and Marinade1 hr 10 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easter lamb chops recipe, easy lamb chop recipe, lamb chops with herbs, pan seared lamb chops
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne


  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more for pan-searing
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, plus more for pan-searing
  • 1.25 pounds lamb loin chops (about 6 chops; 1 ½-2 inches thick)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a shallow dish, combine the garlic, mustard, 3 tablespoons olive oil, herbs, and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the lamb chops and massage the mixture into both sides of each chop. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour and up to 8 hours. Try to flip the chops halfway to ensure even flavor throughout.
  • A half hour prior to cooking, let the chops sit out at room temperature for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425℉. Pat the chops dry with a paper towel, then season both sides of each chop with coarse salt and pepper.
  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Sear the lamb chops for exactly two minutes on each side. Use a spoon to baste the chops with the butter and oil from the pan once you flip them. Transfer the hot skillet to the oven and continue cooking for 4-6 minutes for medium rare or a thermometer inserted into the center of two chops stacked together reads 135℉.
  • Cover loosely with foil and let the chops rest for 5-10 minutes before serving hot.


Serving: 2chops | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.9g | Protein: 24.1g | Fat: 19.5g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Iron: 2.2mg