A plate of baked lamb chops with chopped parsley as a garnish
Dinner, Main Course

Easy Baked Lamb Chops

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The best part about this baked lamb chops recipe is that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen; It’s so easy and comes out so tender and juicy. Yum, just Yum!

All you need to do is marinate with simple ingredients, then bake, and voila! You will have a perfect elegant dinner for your family and friends 😀.

The secret to the Mediterranean lamb chop taste is the onion juice, which gives the meat a delicious flavor and tenderness! So, check out my tips on making this onion juice. (This recipe works very well with grilled lamb rib chops and loin chops).

Baking lamb chops in the oven is the easiest way to cook them, the meat will be evenly cooked, tender, and full of flavor, and you will keep your stovetop clean 😅

A plate of baked chops with chopped parsley as a garnish

What Are Lamb Chops?

Lamb chops are one of the best and most expensive cuts of lamb. It is the meat from the area around the ribs and then cut into individual lamb chops. It is very tender and juicy, making them delicious!

Lamb Loin Chops VS. Lamb Rib Chops

The lamb loin chops are part of the T-shaped bone with no bones. It is leaner than the lamb rib chops and has more meat.

Baked Lamb Chops Ingredients:

A plate of marinated chops, onions and half lemon
  • Lamb chops: are the main ingredient here, so make sure to pick good quality meat, and if it is sold in one big piece, cut it into about 1 ½ inch in thickness.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic adds a great flavor.
  • Onion: I am using onion juice by grating the onion and then squeezing out the juice (save the grated onion for another recipe).
  • Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice gives freshness to the meat.
  • Spices: Seven spices, sweet paprika, and chili flakes (optional).
  • Salt and black pepper: To taste.
  • Oil: Canola or extra virgin olive oil; for coating and giving that nice golden-brown color.
  • Garnish: Fresh chopped parsley.
Marinated meat ribs in a baking tray

How to make these Baked Lamb Chops?

  1. Make the Marinade. Mix the onion juice, minced garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, spices, salt, black pepper, and oil in a large bowl.
  2. Marinate. In a serving baking tray, coat the lamb chops with the marinade and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight for better results.
  3. Cook. Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then turn on the broil for 2 minutes until it turns golden brown.
  4. Rest. Once the chops are cooked, remove them from the oven and leave them to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve. Serve it hot with a side of salad or/and rice with some dip too (Hummus, Tahini sauce, Baba ghanoush, or garlic dip).
A plate of meat chops with chopped parsley as a garnish

Important Tips:

  • It is better to marinate the lamb chops for at least 30 minutes or overnight for best results, but make sure to cover and place them in the refrigerator. While you preheat the oven, bring them out and let them sit at room temperature.
  • Leave the baked lamb chops to rest before serving; to allow the juices to concentrate inside the lamb chops.

 What To Serve With Baked Lamb Chops?

  • Pasta: your Choice of pasta (Whole Wheat or Regular pasta).
A plate of  lamb chops with chopped parsley as a garnish


  • Store the leftovers in an air-tight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • Reheat: Heat the oven to 300-325°F and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Freeze: You can freeze the uncooked marinated lamb chops in the freezer for 2-3 months. I don’t recommend freezing the cooked chops as they will be overcooked and dry from reheating.


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5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Raneem Course: Main Course, DinnerCuisine: Middle EasternDifficulty: Easy


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These healthy, easy-baked lamb chops are so tender and juicy with a unique Mediterranean taste and simple ingredients, giving the meat a delicious flavor.


  • 1 Pound 1 Lamb Rib Chops (about 10 pieces, each about 1 1/2 inch in thickness)

  • 1 Medium 1 Onion, Grated and Squeezed

  • 1-2 Cloves 1-2 Garlic, minced

  • 1 Teaspoon 1 Sea Salt

  • 1 Teaspoon 1 Black Pepper

  • 1/2 Teaspoon 1/2 Seven Spices

  • 1/2 Teaspoon 1/2 Sweet Paprika

  • 1/8 Teaspoon 1/8 Chili flakes (Optional)

  • 1 Tablespoon 1 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tablespoon 1 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Garnish Garnish Fresh Chopped Parsley


  • Place a plate or bowl under a manual grater and grate the onion. Squeeze the grating onion and transfer this onion juice into a large bowl. (Save the onion for another recipe as meatballs or kofta kebab).
  • Make the marinade by mixing the onion juice, salt, black pepper, minced garlic, seven spices, paprika, chili flakes (optional), olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  • In a serving baking tray or pyrex, coat the lamb chops with the marinade, cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight for better results.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Place the marinated lamb chops in the oven. Bake them for 10 minutes, then turn on the broil on high and broil for 2 minutes until it turns brown from the top.
  • Remove from the oven and leave it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Transfer them into a serving dish and garnish with some chopped parsley.
    Serve with a side of rice or pasta and/or dips. Enjoy!


  • Leave it to marinate for 3 hours at least or overnight for best results.
  • If the lamb chop was one big piece (rack of lamb), cut it into small individual pieces (each is 1 1/2 inch in thickness).
  • You can use the same marinade for Grilled lamb rib chops or Loin chops.

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