Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce come together in 30 minutes in the oven and are perfect for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to highlight at the Easter dinner table.
Easter is coming up soon, so I thought it only appropriate to share with you one of my favorite Easter dinner recipes – Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce.
These lamb chops come together in less than 30 minutes and are a perfect spring dish to spotlight on your Easter table. The mint mustard sauce is tangy and sweet, and amazingly delicious drizzled over the broiled lamb chops.
These beautiful lamb chops are lightly coated in garlic infused olive oil (takes 5 minutes on your stovetop), generously seasoned with salt and pepper and then cooked perfectly under the broiler. I like to serve the chops on the medium-rare side, but feel free to cook them to your personal preference. I’ve provided a lamb cooking temperature chart below for easy reference.
I’m using lamb loin chops that are about 1-inch thick for this recipe. You’ll want about three chops per person.
How long do lamb chops take to broil?
Lamb loin chops that are 1-inch thick will take 5-8 minutes per side under the broiler.
Should I broil lamb chops on high or low?
You’ll want to have the broiler on high, and your heating element should be just a few inches above the lamb chops.
What temperature do you broil lamb chops to?
Lamb should be cooked to the follow temperatures, depending on your desired level of doneness:
- Medium Rare – 145 degrees (my preferred temperature)
- Medium – 160 degrees
- Well Done – 170 degrees
What is the best way to cook lamb chops so they are tender?
- A quick pop under the broiler is a great way to get tender lamb chops. Plus, you’ll want to be sure to use a meat thermometer so that you don’t overcook the meat. 145-degrees is perfect for medium-rare, tender lamb.
Mint Mustard Sauce ingredients:
- Whole grain mustard
- White wine vinegar
- Mint leaves
PS – Here are 17+ MORE sauces for lamb chops.
How to make Mint Mustard Sauce:
To make the sauce, add mustard, vinegar, honey and horseradish to a food processor or blender. Turn it on and stream in the remaining oil and the garlic cloves. To this mixture, add your mint and process until finely chopped.
What to serve with lamb chops?
Here are some great side dish options to serve alongside your broiled lamb chops:
- Grilled Broccolini
- Mashed Potatoes
- Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Smashed Potatoes with Mojo Sauce
- Cherry Tomato Salad with Roasted Lemons
- Shaved Fennel and Celery Salad
- Glazed Carrots
Wine pairings for lamb chops:
- Cabernet with its minty undertones makes an excellent pairing for the rich lamb and echoes the flavors in the mint mustard sauce.
- Petite Sirah is another great match. With its typical flavors of plum, raspberry, blackberries, and black pepper it lends itself wonderfully to stronger flavored meats, like lamb.
- MORE —-> my 8 favorite lamb wine pairings.
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More lamb recipes:
- Slow Cooker Lamb Curry
- Sous Vide Lamb Chops
- Lamb Kebabs with Sesame Sauce
- Lemon Orzo Bowls with Lamb & Tzatziki
- Marinated Lamb Chops with Rosemary & Garlic
- Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Basil Tahini Sauce
- Sheet Pan Lamb Dinner
- Grilled Lamb Chops with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Instant Pot Pasta with Lamb & Mint
- Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pistachio Basil Pesto
Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic (peeled )
- 12 lamb loin chops (1-inch thick )
- Salt and pepper
- 3 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1/3 cup mint leaves
- Take your lamb chops out of the refrigerator and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat your broiler to HIGH.
- Place garlic cloves and olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Allow to heat for 5 minutes, until oil is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Brush your chops on both sides with the garlic oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place on a broiler pan. Broil the chops for 5-8 minutes on each side, and let rest for up to 10 minutes, tented with foil.
- To make the sauce, add mustard, vinegar, honey and horseradish to a food processor or blender. Turn it on and stream in the remaining oil and the garlic cloves. To this mixture, add your mint and process until finely chopped.
- Serve the lamb chops with mint-mustard sauce on the side.
- Medium Rare – 145 degrees
- Medium – 160 degrees
- Well Done – 170 degrees
Watch the Broiled Lamb Chops Web Story here.
This post was originally published in 2018. It was updated in 2022 to add new photographs. The lamb chops recipe remains the same. Enjoy!