How To Cook A Lamb Chop + An Easy Apricot Sauce


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Wondering how to cook lamb chops in the oven? These Lamb Chops with Spicy Apricot Sauce are delicious and cooked the easiest way!

Just marinate the meat with a rub for a few hours, roast in the oven, and done! The spicy apricot sauce is addictive and super-simple too.

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How to cook lamb chops in the oven, step by step:

Step 1

Marinate a rack of lamb for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

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Step 2

Remove the lamb from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.

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Step 3

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

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Step 4

Roast the lamb for 12-15 minutes (for medium-rare) on a lined sheet pan.

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Step 5

Allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes before carving into lamb chops.

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Serving the oven roasted lamb chops

Racks of lamb make for a beautiful dinner presentation when displayed whole. If you prefer, you can slice them and lay the chops over pilaf or soft polenta. Then drizzle the sauce over the individual lamb chops, and add a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

The single lamb chops are also perfect appetizers when served on a platter, guests can pick them up right by the bone. I call them “lamb lollipops” and they move fast.

I definitely suggest that you serve these Lamb Chops with Spicy Apricot Sauce for Easter dinner. Your guests will assume you spent the whole day slaving away in the kitchen. The reality is, you’ll have plenty of time to drink a few glasses of pre-party bubbly on the couch. Cheers!