Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce

Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce come together in 30 minutes and are perfect for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to highlight at the Easter dinner table. 

These Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce come together in 30 minutes 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.

I’ve mentioned before how I prefer cooking with American Lamb. Here’s why I always choose it over lamb from Australia or New Zealand:

  • By choosing American Lamb, you’re supporting local farmers throughout America.
  • American Lamb is up to 10,000 miles fresher than imported lamb.
  • Sheep improve pasture quality by recycling important nutrients back into the soil, minimizing erosion and encouraging plant growth.
  • Raising lamb in the U.S. is a family affair with more than 80,000 family owned operations.
  • The majority of sheep in the states graze pastures for most of their lives.

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. 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 Should Lamb Be Cooked To?

  • Medium Rare – 145 degrees
  • Medium – 160 degrees
  • Well Done – 170 degrees

What to Serve with Lamb Chops?

Here are some great side dish options to serve alongside your broiled lamb chops:

Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce

Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lamb, lamb chops
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1335 kcal
Author: Erin

Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce come together in 30 minutes and are perfect for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to highlight at the Easter dinner table.



  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 12 lamb loin chops 1-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 Tabelspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespooon prepared horseradish
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves


  1. Take your lamb chops out of the refrigerator and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat your broiler to HIGH. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  5. Serve the lamb chops with mint-mustard sauce on the side.

I teamed up with American Lamb to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Nutrition Facts
Broiled Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1335 Calories from Fat 1053
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 117g 180%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Cholesterol 250mg 83%
Sodium 321mg 13%
Potassium 771mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 56g 112%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 33.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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.

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  1. Josie

    I love the idea of pairing lamb with a mint mustard sauce instead of the classic mint jelly! This sounds so much better! This looks yummy 🙂


    1. Erin

      Thanks Josie – The sauce is SO yummy! It complements the lamb really nicely!


  2. Christine from Cook the Story

    Lamb is such a traditional Easter dinner, but I say there’s no reason not to have it in the middle of Summer, too!


    1. Erin

      I agree Christine – Why not?! It comes together quickly, you can grill it outdoors, and we probably all have loads of mint growing right now!!!


  3. Renee

    My husband is going to love me even more when I make these for him. He loves lamb and I just don’t cook it often enough. Thank you for this amazing recipe!!


    1. Erin

      Of course Renee! I hope that he gives you a big hug for making him this yummy dinner!


  4. eric

    I had a rack of lamb about 30 years ago that had what I thought was a mustard-mint undertones. It was the best lamb I’ve ever eaten but when I went back there about a month later they had sold out and the chef wasn’t there that had made that incredible meal. Would a marinate of your mustard-mint sauce do the same thing?


    1. Erin

      Eric – I would definitely give it a try. I have not tried the marinating approach, but I think it would be delicious as well.


  5. Steve Schulek

    I’ve made this a couple of times. The flavors are spot on! However, my sauce turns out much thiner. I think, as to your photos, a thicker sauce enhances the presentation. So should I add corn starch, etc?
    Please advise,


    1. Erin

      Hi Steve – My sauce always ends up quite thick. You could perhaps add more mint to the sauce to thicken it.


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