March 10, 2022

Pan-Seared American Lamb Loin with Chimichurri


Prep Time


Cook Time

10 min

Total Time

20 min



lamb loin chops with chimichurri


  • 6 American Lamb Loin Chops
  • Salt and pepper to season⁠
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil⁠
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped⁠
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar⁠
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes⁠
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice⁠
  • 1/4 cup olive oil⁠
  • Salt to taste⁠


Season both sides of American lamb loin with salt and pepper.⁠

Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add avocado oil and lamb to the hot pan. Sear for 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let rest for 3-5 minutes. USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145 degrees.

For Mint Chimichurri: to a small bowl add, mint, parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, lime juice, olive oil and salt to taste. Mix together and serve over the lamb loin chops.⁠

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4 comments on “Pan-Seared American Lamb Loin with Chimichurri”

  1. This recipe was so quick and easy to prepare and the finished dish is delicious. The mint chimichurri is a wonderful accompaniment on top of the chops.

  2. I really enjoyed this recipe for 3 main reasons. 1. It can be made in under 20 minutes. 2. The brightness of the chimichurri was so delicious, make sure to include the mint; perfect for lamb. 3. I love lamb loin chops because they cook quick and stay tender even when slightly overcooked. I would definitely make this recipe again. Ohhh I had to change the lime juice to fresh lemon juice because that is what I had in the fridge.

  3. I enjoyed this recipe for 3 reasons! #1. It is super quick to make, in less than 20 minutes. #2. The bright chimichurri is packed with vibrance and creates a delicious contrasting flavor. #3. Cooking with American Lamb Loins is always a win win...lamb loin chops are affordable and I find they stay tender even if slightly overcooked. This recipe is perfect for the beginner. The only change I made was to use a lemon instead of the lime!