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Grilled Lamb Lollipops are easy and elegant to make on the stove or grill. Flavored with simple ingredients it takes just a few minutes to get them on the dinner table.

As well, lamb is the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays! For dinner, I serve with Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes, Soft Fluffy Yeast Rolls, and Wedge Salad!

Grilled Lamb Lollipops are so easy to make and taste wonderful.  They the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays!


A lamb lollipop is a trimmed lamb cutlet also known as a french trimmed rib chop. Frenched rack of lamb, or lamb lollipops, is when the bone has been cleaned of meat and fat and makes a prettier presentation. You can find lamb already frenched at the grocery store or ask your butcher to do it.

Lamb lollipops, or cutlets, are incredibly delicious and tender.

However, as a general rule, it’s impolite to eat lamb chops or lamb lollipops with your fingers. Etiquette instructors advise to always use a knife and fork to cut the meat, leaving behind any stray bits of meat.


Most people recommend cooking lamb to medium-rare. Use an instant-read thermometer to accurately determine the internal temperature of your lamb.

For medium-rare, cook until the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grilled Lamb Lollipops are so easy to make and taste wonderful.  They the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays!


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Grilled Lamb Lollipops are so easy to make and taste wonderful.  They the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays!

Grilled Lamb Lollipops

Grilled Lamb Lollipops are so easy to make and taste wonderful.  They the perfect recipe for entertaining and the holidays!
Author: Paula
5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 2 8 rib racks of lamb 16 ribs


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano fresh, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Mix all marinade ingredients together in a zip-top bag. Add lamb, marinate in refrigerator 2 hours minimum or up to 8 hours.
  • Remove lamb from marinade and discard marinade.
  • Grill, without grill lid, over medium coals (300 to 350 degrees F) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion register 130 degrees for medium-rare.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into individual, one-bone 'lollipops'.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I have been trying out various recipes for lamb lollipops since I indulged and bought some a few months ago and reminded myself how much I love them. This recipe hands down has been the best, and I didn’t even have fresh herbs on hand so used dried. I can only imagine how much better it will taste with fresh ones. My daughter (23 and a foodie for sure) couldn’t stop making noises while eating them lol. I did marinade them for the full 8 hours so that may have made a difference. I really can’t recommend this recipe enough, it is that fantastic. Thank you for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Had my first lamb chop lollipop a few days ago and boy oh boy have I been missing out!!! I had lamb shank years ago and it was so gamey so just assumed it was all the same…. NOT .. the lollipops are delicious and I really need to make them!!! Many people probably think the same thing that all lamb is gamey…. Well I’m so glad I was wrong!!! Thanks for this great simplistic recipe!!!

  3. 5 stars
    My first time cooking lamb! I love how simple the ingredients are and appreciate the straightforward steps. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Woooow…..Homemade!!! It’s the only thing that taste good! And so easy to do…

    I think I will look for these and try your recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

    Dang Thai from Embeya!

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  6. I have never cooked lamb and I am not sure I have ever eaten it. This recipe looks so good, I will have to consider trying it.

    Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I wanted to let you know I will be featuring this at the Top 10 Favorites post that goes live on Monday!

    1. oh, yayy!!! Thank you so much!! I’m not a big meat fan, like, I can easily do without it, but it was fun to cook and try. Tasted like beef really.

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  8. Yum! I love lamb, and I was so shocked last week when everyone kept commenting that they won’t eat lamb! They are missing out. I wish I could get lamb chops in Iowa, they look delicious 🙂

    1. Well, we only have 2 stores and one doesn’t always keep them. We can’t get good seafood very often either. Stinks.

  9. These are more than perfect! (aka…better than any lamb dish I’ve seen in a restaurant!) We grill all the time. Even in the dead of winter! (Just means more coals when it’s 20 degrees out!) My favorite is a pork butt. Actually anything pig! Your hubs must have been excited over this dish you made for him! (They look perfectly cooked!)

  10. I LOVE lamb, but have never had lamb chops! These looks perfect Paula! I wish you could make some for me!

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