Main Dish | August 13, 2020

Easy Lamb Chop Recipe with Feta Cream Sauce

This easy Lamb Chop Recipe creates a tender, juicy meat in minutes.  Paired with our homemade feta cream sauce, this meal is a delicacy that can be made for an easy weeknight dinner.

This post was sponsored by the American Lamb Board.  All opinions are my own.

Lamb chops in a white brasier with roasted potatoes, topped with feta cream sauce. The dish has been garnished with parsley.

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A close up of easy lamb chops recipe. The chops are topped with feta cream sauc, and garnished with parsley in a white braiser atop a wire cooling rack..

What Do I Need To Make this Easy Lamb Chop Recipe?

For this easy recipe, you’ll need:

  • lamb chops
  • butter
  • thyme
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • sour cream
  • feta cheese

 

Ingredients needed to make Easy Lamb Chops Recipe: lamb chops, garlic, thyme, butter, sour cream, feta, and olive oil.

Tell Me How To Make It!

Let’s start with the feta cream sauce, and them move on to the chops.  The chops will cook up fast, so prepping the sauce first will leave your hands free later on.

  1. Combine sour cream, olive oil, and feta cheese in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
    How to make feta cream sauce: place feta, sour cream, and olive oil in a blender, blend until smooth.
  3. Prep chops by drying them with a paper towel, and then seasoning generously with salt and pepper on each side.
  4. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet, over medium to medium-high heat.
  5. Fry lamb chops in hot oil for 4 minutes until the bottom side is golden brown and seared.
  6. Flip the chops over and place 1 tab of butter on each chop.  Add minced garlic and thyme to the hot oil.
    How to make easy lamb chops steps 3-6: season chops, heat oil, fry first side, top with butter.
  7. Stir the garlic quickly so it doesn’t burn.  Continue to cook chop for 4 minutes until seared and golden brown. Cook to desired doneness using a meat thermometer.  Lamb should be cooked to a minimum internal of 145 before allowing for a 3 minute rest.
  8. Sear the fat side of the chop until golden.
  9. Let meat rest on a cutting board for 3 minutes.
  10. Top with feta cream sauce.
    How to make easy lamb chops, steps 7-8: fried chops, frying edges, letting rest, topping with cream sauce.

Tell Me How To Buy Lamb Chops

The chops you choose should have a light red, finely textured meat with smooth, white fat. Marbling is not as important with lamb as it is with beef, but the fat on your chops should be evenly distributed. Also, the chops should be a little bit more than an inch thick.

A white braiser atop a wire cooling rack. The braiser if filled with roasted potatoes and pan fried lamb chops.

What Type of Lamb Chops Should I Use?

There are a few types of lamb chops – any will work for this recipe.

  • Tender rib chops are cut from the rack and the long rib bone provides a delicate effect on the plate.
  • Sirloin chops are tiny T-bone steaks with a generous ratio of meat-to-bone.  This is what I used here.
  • Wallet-friendly shoulder chops have the bone-in elegance of their counterparts with a more toothsome texture that’s great for braising.

Lamb chops in a white braiser, topped with feta cream sauce. The braiser is filled with potatoes.

What Should I Serve With Easy Lamb Chops?

I’ve used a feta cream sauce to top these chops with, so the flavors are on the Mediterranean side.  I like to pair this dish with roasted potatoes and a salad.  Some other great options would be:

Easy pan fried lamb chops in a white braiser filled with roasted potatoes. The chops are topped with feta cream sauce and garnished with parsley.

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Easy Lamb Chop Recipe with Feta Cream Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This easy Lamb Chop Recipe creates a tender, juicy meat in minutes.  Paired with our homemade feta cream sauce, this meal is a delicacy that can be made for an easy weeknight dinner.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy lamb chops, fried lamb, lamb chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 883 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 0.375 cups olive oil divided
  • 8 lamb chops (about 4 oz each)
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine sour cream, 1/4 cup olive oil, and feta cheese in a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Prep chops by drying them with a paper towel, and then seasoning generously with salt and pepper on each side.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron skillet, over medium to medium-high heat.

  5. Fry lamb chops in hot oil for 4 minutes until the bottom side is golden brown and seared.
  6. Flip the chops over and place 1 tab of butter on each chop.  Add minced garlic and thyme to the hot oil.
  7. Stir the garlic quickly so it doesn’t burn.  Continue to cook chop for 4 minutes until seared and golden brown. Cook to desired doneness using a meat thermometer.  Lamb should be cooked to a minimum internal of 145 before allowing for a 3 minute rest.

  8. Sear the fat side of the chop until golden.
  9. Let meat rest on a cutting board for 3 minutes.  

  10. Top with feta cream sauce.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information includes 2 tbsp feta sauce per serving.

What Type of Lamb Chops Should I Use?

There are a few types of lamb chops - any will work for this recipe.

  • Tender rib chops are cut from the rack and the long rib bone provides a delicate effect on the plate.
  • Sirloin chops are tiny T-bone steaks with a generous ratio of meat-to-bone.  This is what I used here.
  • Wallet-friendly shoulder chops have the bone-in elegance of their counterparts with a more toothsome texture that’s great for braising.

Tell Me How To Buy Lamb Chops

The chops you choose should have a light red, finely textured meat with smooth, white fat. Marbling is not as important with lamb as it is with beef, but the fat on your chops should be evenly distributed. Also, the chops should be a little bit more than an inch thick.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Lamb Chop Recipe with Feta Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 883 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 322mg107%
Sodium 452mg20%
Potassium 1080mg31%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 85g170%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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