Prep Time
40 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 chops)

Thirty minutes and five ingredients are all you need to get this fresh-flavored lamb dish on the dinner table. Nestle an oregano sprig under each serving for a lively garnish. A side of orzo pilaf rounds out the menu.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, and garlic in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add lamb to bag, turning to coat. Seal and marinate at room temperature 15 minutes, turning occasionally.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle lamb evenly with salt and pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add lamb to pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 3

Orzo pilaf: Combine 2 cups cooked orzo, 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; toss well to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

JessicaJJM's Review

February 06, 2014
I thought these were delish! Make with orzo with Garlicky spinach on the side. Great meal!

xxjenxx's Review

June 28, 2013
Fast, easy, and delicious! This was my first time ever cooking lamb, and it turned out perfectly. Really nice flavour.

daneanp's Review

May 23, 2013
Really good. I marinated the chops for about 3 hours before grilling on our Traeger grill. Served with the orzo pilaf. Perfect pairing! I would totally make this for guests but it is just as good for a quick, easy, weeknight dinner.

Bluecatt's Review

March 17, 2013
I made these tonight for my family. It was my first time cooking lamb and the results were great. This will definitely be going into the recipe rotation.

ajfan25's Review

May 26, 2012
I made these with the recommended orzo, a Tzatziki yogurt sauce and some pita. What a tasty yet guilt-free weeknight meal. I think we ended up cooking the chops more than 3 min per side. I will definitely make this again.

tweeter1202's Review

April 16, 2012
Very good and easy enough for a weeknight. I've used different cuts of lamb depending on what's available and served with roasted potatoes

EllenDeller's Review

September 09, 2011
Gives lamb a wonderful flavor and tenderness. Marinated my chops about an hour. The recommended side dish is also excellent, though I made it with Israeli couscous (2/3 cup cooked in 6 oz chicken broth) instead of orzo. Added another side of steamed zucchini and red bell peppers for a great meal.

PassionCooking's Review

April 28, 2011
Very good! I marinated it longer than the recipe called for - about 30 to 40 minutes. The lamb was very tasty and the orzo was a nice compliment to the dish.

dawnwelch's Review

April 26, 2011
I have made this dish several times and I think it is delicious.... Its easy and flavorful and can be that little something special in the middle of the week

dory92064's Review

April 05, 2010
Very easy, very good. I marinated the lamb chops in the refrigerator about 3 hrs, then at room temp for an hour. Nice 'clean' tasting marinade that doesn't overpower the flavor of the lamb. I also made the orzo pilaf, which was very good and complimented the lamb. The other 'side dish' I served was fresh Fava Beans with a drizzle of olive oil. Will definitely make the lamb and the orzo again.