Lamb Chops with Mustard Thyme Sauce

  • on May 11, 2020

Lamb Chops with Mustard Thyme Sauce

Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Mustard-Thyme Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Make the best and the easiest sauce for lamb chops!  This creamy mustard-thyme sauce is made with garlic, red or white wine, Dijon mustard, fresh herbs, sea salt, and cracked black pepper.  This savory Mediterranean dish will become a family favorite dinner!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings4 people
Calories449 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 0.4 oz thyme fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper cracked
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
Lamb Chops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 lamb chops
  • 1 cup white wine or red wine
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic minced
How to marinate lamb chops:
  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, blacked cracked pepper, sea salt, minced garlic in a medium bowl. Mix.

  2. Arrange lamb chops on a large plate.  Pour the marinade over the lamb chops.  Make sure the lamb chops are covered with the marinade from all sides.

  3. Let the lamb chops sit at room temperature in this marinade for 30 minutes.

How to sear lamb chops:
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet until hot. Add lamb chops.

  2. Cook on medium-high heat about 4 minutes on one side.  Then 4 minutes on medium heat on another side.

  3. Remove the lamb chops from the skillet.
How to make the sauce for lamb:
  1. Add wine to the same skillet and bring to boil.
  2. Add mustard, fresh thyme, and minced garlic.

  3. Bring to boil and reduce the sauce, until it thickens.  It should take a couple of minutes.

  4. Add back the pan-seared lamb chops.

  5. Simmer on low-medium heat to heat them through.
  6. Season the sauce with salt and cracked black pepper, if needed.

  7. Note: Make sure the lamb chops are cooked to medium. If not, cook them in the sauce, covered with the lid, for a couple of minutes.  Then, remove from heat, and allow the lamb chops rest, covered until they are cooked through. 

  8. To serve, spoon the sauce over lamb chops and sprinkle more fresh thyme on top.

Nutrition Facts
Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Mustard-Thyme Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 484mg21%
Potassium 633mg18%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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