Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce are perfect for your next BBQ. Rich, smoky grilled lamb pairs perfectly with the creamy, tangy spicy peanut sauce. It’s a delicious, quick and easy dinner.

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

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite dishes that I love grilling up come summer. 

I had this beautiful rack of American lamb chops in my fridge that was just begging to be cooked on the grill. I contemplated leaving it whole, but in the end, decided to cut it up into individual chops (or lollipops) – thinking that it would cook faster that way and that each piece would get a great sear on it. 

Great decision! They turned out so super flavorful and delicious. 

Note: Loin chops can be used in this recipe as well. Simply increase the cook time, depending on the thickness of your chops.

I’ve mentioned before how I prefer cooking with American Lamb, but just to recap, here’s why I choose it over lamb from Australia or New Zealand:

  • By choosing American Lamb, you’re supporting local farmers and ranchers throughout the US.
  • Raising lamb in the US is a family affair with more than 80,000 family owned operations.
  • Sheep improve pasture quality by recycling vital nutrients back into the soil, minimizing erosion and encouraging plant growth.
  • The majority of sheep in the states graze pastures for most of their lives.
Close up of lamb chops drizzled with peanut sauce.

To add even more flavor to those smoky chops I prepared a spicy peanut sauce.

You know that peanut satay sauce that’s traditionally served with chicken skewers? Turns out it’s also an amazing match for grilled lamb. 

On the side, I served up a thai-style cucumber salad topped with chopped peanuts. Like the peanut sauce, the cucumber salad is a bit tangy, with a hint of sweetness and some good acidity – It’s the perfect match for those juicy, grilled lamb chops. This Asian Cucumber Salad and Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad are great options too!

I’d say that these Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce make the perfect summer meal. They’re quick to prepare and definitely easy to devour!

Grilled lamb chops next to bowl of cucumber salad.

What to Serve with Grilled Lamb Chops

Wine Pairings for Lamb Chops

  • Malbec with medium body and smooth tannins makes an excellent pairing for the rich lamb chops.
  • 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, such as lamb.
  • Syrah is another wine that will stand up nicely to these lamb chops and the spices going on in the peanut sauce.
  • MORE → my 8 favorite lamb wine pairings.
Lamb chops arranged on grey plate next to bowl of peanut sauce.

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Lamb chops arranged on grey plate next to bowl of peanut sauce.

Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce

These Lamb Chops with Spicy Peanut Sauce are perfect for your next BBQ. Rich, smoky grilled lamb pairs perfectly with the creamy, tangy Thai-style spicy peanut sauce. It’s a delicious, quick and easy dinner.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 8 1-inch thick American lamb rib chops ((about 2 pounds) (or loin lamb chops) )
  • Fresh cilantro (minced (for garnish))
  • Roasted peanuts (chopped (for garnish))

Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola oil )
  • 2 Tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar


  • In a food processor or blender combine all peanut sauce ingredients and process until smooth.
  • Light a grill or preheat a grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the chops for 4 minutes per side, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a chop registers 125-130 degrees for medium-rare***.
  • Transfer the chops to a platter. Sprinkle with cilantro and chopped peanuts, if desired. Serve with peanut sauce on the side.


*** The USDA recommends cooking lamb to an internal temperature of 145F with a 3 minute rest.
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Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 1527mg | Potassium: 1354mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 24.3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 5.5mg

11 thoughts on “Grilled Lamb Chops with Peanut Sauce”

  1. Oh my gosh! I have heard wonderful things about the Big Green Egg for so long, we can’t pull the trigger since we’re not allowed to use a wood-burning grill (HOA’s) but we would love one!

    We have been making a cucumber salad on repeat for the last week, it pairs so well with meat-centric dishes as it’s refreshing!

    I’m going to sign up to win one, we do plan to move someday!

    • I agree about the cucumber salad Maxene – It’s so refreshing for summer and it goes so well with so many different *main* dishes. Good luck to you!!!

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