Traditional Greek Recipes: Lemon garlic lamb chops


If you’re looking to make a dish that will have your family and friends craving for more, without spending endless hours in the kitchen, then we might have just the thing for you!

Lamb-chops, also known as paidakia for those of us from Greece, are one of the most traditional and beloved dishes for family gatherings. However, the long preparation time may serve as a bit of a deterrent in our attempt to cook it.

Well, that’s no longer an excuse as we have provided for you an easy and fail-proof method of making the most delicious lemon-garlic lamb chops that your loved ones have ever tasted! All you’ll need is:

  • 8 lamb chops (1-2 per person)
  • 2 table spoons of pure olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of pure lemon juice (about one whole lemon)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of thyme leaves
  • 4 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt, pepper
Photo: Simply Delicious Food.


  • Pre-heat a pan on strong fire (about 200 degrees)
  • Marinate the chops with the lemon juice and olive oil, then slowly add garlic, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes
  • Put the chops in the pan, let them sit, then flip them over after about 2-3 minutes (or until they reach that gold colour)
  • Flip them over to the other side and let them cook until the fat has caramelized and gone crispy
  • Remove and serve with lemon on the side

And that’s it. That’s all you’ll need to enjoy some delicious lamb-chops and serve them up to your family and friends. Enjoy!




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