Honey American Lamb Chops with Olive Relish


June 30, 2022

Recipe provided by the American Lamb Board (Honey Lemon American Lamb Chops with Olive Relish | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hrs


8 American lamb loin chops, 4oz each


1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Olive Relish

1/2 cup Pitted Kalamata olives, chopped

1/4 cup Spanish green olives with pimento, chopped

2 tsp Fresh lemon juice

2 tsp Fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Black pepper, as needed

Honey & lemon wedges, for serving


1 Combine marinade ingredients. Place lamb chops in a resealable plastic food storage bag and add marinade. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 4 hours, turning once.

2Combine Olive Relish ingredients; refrigerate and reserve.

3Preheat grill or broiler to medium. Remove chops from marinade and discard marinade. Cook American Lamb chops to medium rare doneness (145 F), 7 to 11 minutes for 1-inch chops or 15 – 19 minutes for 1 1/2-inch chops, turning once or twice. Serve chops with Olive Relish and drizzle with honey, if desired. Garnish with lemon wedges.

4Serving suggestions: serve with a side green salad or a grilled vegetables.