Slow-Cooker Lamb Chops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
These slow cooker lamb chops are, without a doubt, the lamb dish we like best. I usually simmer them on low for hours. The aroma is irresistible, and they come out so tender, they practically melt in your mouth! —Sandy McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 lamb loin chops (about 1-3/4 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Place onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper; rub over the lamb chops. Place chops over onion. Top with garlic. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meat is tender.

Slow Cooker Lamb Chops Tips

How do I store slow cooker lamb chops?

You can store these lamb chops in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can also wrap the lamb in foil and freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to four months.

How can I prevent lamb chops from getting tough?

The salt in the herb rub prevents these lamb chops from getting tough. Simmering lamb in the slow cooker also helps keep the meat moist. And be sure to cut the cooked chops against the grain as well!

Can I overcook lamb in the slow cooker?

One of the great things about preparing food in the slow cooker is that it’s hard to overcook anything, including lamb chops. Just be sure to follow the recipe’s cook times as closely as possible to avoid overcooking the lamb. —Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 lamb chops: 201 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.