This succulent and crazy delicious Air Fryer Rack of Lamb is a game changer! Make tender, medium rare lamb chops that melt in your mouth in less than 25 minutes!
A perfect medium rare lamb chop is perhaps one of my favorite things in the world. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered just how easy they are to make in the air fryer.
This delicious air fryer rack of lamb could not be simply to make and thanks to the trust air fryer requires minimal clean up and prep time. Simply coat room temperature lamb with olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs and garlic and cook in the air fryer.
My favorite way to serve these air fryer lamb chops is with my homemade Mint & Cilantro Chimucurri and a sprinkle of Maldon flaky sea salt. They're also delicious with English style mint sauce or a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
I hope you enjoy this succulent rack of lamb recipe as much as we do!
How does the air fryer work?
Despite what's implied in the name, an air fryer doesn't actually fry at all. It uses a perforated basket to cook food by blowing extremely hot air all around it, similar to a convection oven.
This hot air cooks food evenly and quickly from all sides, making it extra crisp and delicious!
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- Air fryer: I highly recommend this COSORI Air Fryer. It's really high quality, cooks evenly and is a breeze to clean up.
- Cutting board and sharp knife
- Aluminum foil: To cover the meat while it rests.
- Meat Thermometer (optional): I love this instant read meat thermometer from Oxo.
- Rack of Lamb, Frenched: I'm a big fan of Costco's Rack of Lamb
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Garlic: I highly recommend using freshly crushed garlic rather than the jarred stuff. It tastes much fresher and has an all around better flavor.
- Rosemary: Fresh or dried rosemary will work in this recipe.
- Thyme: Fresh or dried thyme will work in this recipe.
This recipe is naturally low carb and works great for a Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle.
It is dairy free, gluten free, grain free and contains no added sugar.
You want to look for a rack of lamb that has already been Frenched and is around 2lb, depending on the size of your air fryer.
I highly recommend preheating your air fryer for this recipe. You want it hot enough that you immediately hear a sizzle when they place in the rack of lamb inside. I typically preheat it at around 400 degrees F for about 5 minutes, or the length of time it takes me to prep the lamb.
How long should I cook a rack of lamb in the air fryer?
I prefer my lamb to be medium rare. This usually takes about 15 minutes in the air fryer at 380 degrees F. However, feel free to adjust your cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness.
The best and simplest way to tell if your lamb is done is my using a meat thermometer.
You can use the following guide to ensure perfectly cooked lamb chops every time.
- Rare: 120°F
- Medium-Rare: 125-130°F
- Medium: 130-135°F
- Medium-Well: 140-145°F
- Well Done: 150°F
I love serving these air fryer lamb chops with my favorite Mint and Cilantro Chimichurri.
It's also fantastic with classic English mint sauce or mint jelly. And I love topping them with a sprinkle of Maldon flaky sea salt.
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Air Fryer Rack of Lamb
- Air fryer
- Aluminum foil
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- 2 lb rack of lamb, Frenched
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- ½ tbsp rosemary fresh or dried
- ½ tbsp thyme fresh or dried
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- Take the rack of lamb out of the fridge about 15-20 minutes before cooking to allow to come to room temperature. In a small bowl combine rosemary, thyme and crushed garlic. Mix to combine and set aside.
- Once the lamb has come to room temperature, preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes or as long as it takes you to prep the rack of lamb.
- While the air fryer preheats, remove the lamb from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. Drizzle both sides with olive oil and use your hands to rub into the meat. Then generously season both sides of lamb with salt and pepper before rubbing on the herb and garlic mixture.
- Place the lamb into the preheated air fryer and cook at 380 degrees F for about 15-18 minutes flipping half way through. *For medium rare it should take about 15-16 minutes. At this point you can check the temperature with a meat thermometer and continue cooking until you reach you desired level of doneness.*
- Remove the lamb from the air fryer and cover with aluminum foil. Rest for at least 5 and up to 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Serve hot with mint sauce or chimichurri. Enjoy!