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Lamb Chops with Spicy Apricot Sauce

These Lamb Chops with Spicy Apricot Sauce are impressive, delicious, and easier than you think! 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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, lamb recipe
Author: K.C. Cornwell


For the lamb:

  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 rack of lamb bones frenched

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chunky apricot jam
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  • Place the first 5 ingredients together in a blender or food processor and pulse with 2-3 tbsp olive oil until a paste forms. On a rimmed sheet pan, coat the lamb with the paste, cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (24 is best).
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the lamb rack on a parchment-lined sheet pan, and bake for 12-15 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • While the meat is cooking, add all of the sauce ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir to combine. Simmer to reduce by half, about 8-12 minutes. Taste the sauce and add more pepper flakes or salt as needed.
  • Serve lamb chops with sauce drizzled over the top and enjoy.