Shoulder Lamb Chops | Herb Marinated

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How finger-licking delicious is this easy shoulder lamb chops? It’s marvelously perfect as we say in my home. The chops are allowed to soak up an easy to make fresh herbs based marinade. Just two hours in this sexy herb bath intensify the flavor to next level mouthwatering goodness. It’s baked to tender perfection for 35 to 40 minutes. I usually serve this entree with sautéed vegetables, like broccoli or my Warm Peppers, Corn and Tomatoes Salad. I hope you will try this dish and enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

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Shoulder Lamb Chops | Herb Marinated

An easy and fingerlicking lamb chops. Perfect entree for any diner menu.

Course Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Baked, Easy
Keyword Best Lamb Shoulder Recipe, Best marinade for lamb, Best seasoning for lamb, Herbs Marinade, Holiday recipes, How to cook lamb shoulder chops, How to cook lamb shoulders, Shoulder lamb chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 574 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 3 pounds shoulder lamb chops about 5 to 6 pieces. Rinsed thoroughly and dried with paper towels


  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup fresh Thai basil leaves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 large poblano pepper remove seeds and roughly chopped
  • 1 large shallot peeled and roughly chopped
  • 7 cloves fresh garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives I used cured olives and pits removed
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil



  1. Dump all the marinade ingredients into a blender. Pulse until well combined and ingredients appears to look finely minced.

    Note: Can use food processor.


  1. Place the shoulder lamb chops in a large mixing bowl. Pour all the marinade over the chops. Mix to coat the lamb thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    Note: Can use a very large zip lock bag.

Remove the lamb chops from the fridge 30 minutes before baking.

Preheat the oven 400F degrees.

Line a 1/2 sheetpan with parchment paper.

  1. Remove the lamb chops from the marinade. Place them in a single layer on the lined sheetpan. Discard any remaining marinade.

    Note: You do not need to remove any marinade that sticks to the chops.

  2. Bake the lamb chops for 20 minutes.

  3. Remove the pan and use a kitchen thong to flip them over. Return to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more.

    Note: I used chops that were about 1/2 inches in thickness and cooked for a total of 35 minutes.

  4. Remove the chops and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

    Note: I usually serve with a side of sautéed broccoli or with my Warm Peppers, Corn & Tomatoes Salad.

Recipe Notes

Tutorial Video: Shoulder Lamb Chops | Herb Marinated

This marinade works on any cut of lamb chops and can also be used to marinade chicken.

Nutrition information is based on 1 piece of lamb chop and will vary depending on the size. Also, the total calories, including fat calories are typically less than stated because about 1/2 of the marinade is discarded.

Nutrition Facts
Shoulder Lamb Chops | Herb Marinated
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1036mg45%
Potassium 887mg25%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 1364IU27%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. chef mimi says:

    This is fabulous! I just love the marinade. And I love lamb. Unfortunately my husband doesn’t!

    1. julietkitchen says:

      Thanks much. The marinade can be used on chicken as well.

  2. The herb-based marinade makes the shoulder lamb chops health-filled and flavorful. I cannot imagine how delicious this tastes.

    1. julietkitchen says:

      Thanks so much. The meat was lean and so much flavor. You can also use this marinade on chicken. 🌹

      1. Thank you for the advice. I will consider using the marinade on chicken in the future.


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