Loin Chops with Lemon Honey Thyme Marinade

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 4 hr. 5 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 4 hr. 25 min.
Marinating these cuts overnight will result in more tender and flavorful chops.


  • 4 American lamb chops (loin, rib, sirloin or shoulder)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbs fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a small saucepan, combine honey, lemon juice, olive oil, thyme, mustard, salt and pepper flakes. Over medium heat, bring to a slight simmer; remove from heat immediately. Cool. Set aside 1/4 of the marinade for later use.
  • Pierce lamb chops with a fork several times on all sides. Place chops in a plastic food storage bag; coat with marinade. Marinate at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove chops, discarding remaining marinade.
  • Cook times will vary depending on thickness of chops. For 1-inch chops, broil or grill chops over medium heat for approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Or, pan-fry chops then transfer to a baking sheet; finish cooking at 400°F until desired doneness. Brush with warmed reserved marinade before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 473
  Calories from Fat 266 (56%)
(46%)Total Fat 30g
(44%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
(20%)Cholesterol 59mg
(14%)Sodium 337mg
(8%)Potassium 297mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 36g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(30%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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