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15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops

Nothing complements the flavor of lamb better than rosemary. And our Quick Broil method makes this dish very fast and easy to prepare. If you like lamb, you will love this dish.

15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes



  1. Press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out its hidden health benefits.
  2. Mix together lemon juice, rosemary, pressed garlic, salt and pepper. Rub lamb chops with mixture. Set aside on plate.
  3. Preheat broiler on high heat, and place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet large enough to hold the lamb chops under the heat for about 10 minutes to get very hot (about 5-7 inches from the heat source). Be sure that the handle is also metal.
  4. Once pan is hot, place lamb chops in pan, and return to broiler for about 4-5 minutes, depending on thickness of lamb. Lamb is cooked quickly as it is cooking on both sides at the same time. This is our Quick Broil cooking method.

    Serves 4

    Serving Suggestions: Serve with

Healthy Cooking Tips:

You can refer to our Quick Broil animation for more details on this cooking method. Make sure your pan has had a chance to get very hot for best results. This seals in the juices of the lamb and makes it moist. This recipe is created for a quick and easy meal. If you can plan ahead the lamb is even more tender and flavorful if given a chance to marinate for a few hours. A good rule of thumb when testing lamb for doneness is try not to cut into it while cooking as it releases its juices. The more done the lamb is the firmer to the touch it will be when pressed. This takes a little practice at first to know just how firm medium is. Also, it will continue to cook after removing from the heat, so remove while it is still a little less done than your personal preference. You can also use an instant reading thermometer. It doesn't release as much juice as cutting when used. Medium rare is about 145 degrees.

Nutritional Profile

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15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops
1.00 serving
256.36 grams
461.84 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
tryptophan 0.72 g 225.0 8.8 excellent
protein 61.82 g 123.6 4.8 excellent
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 6.65 mcg 110.8 4.3 excellent
selenium 70.21 mcg 100.3 3.9 excellent
zinc 12.83 mg 85.5 3.3 excellent
vitamin B3 (niacin) 15.14 mg 75.7 3.0 excellent
phosphorus 492.50 mg 49.3 1.9 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.65 mg 38.2 1.5 good
iron 5.97 mg 33.2 1.3 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 15 Minute Rosemary Lamb Chops