How To Reheat Lamb Chops?

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Lamb chops are delicious, and whether you cook them on the stove, in the oven, or barbeque them over the grill, there aren’t often leftovers, but when there is leftovers that is exciting! Reheating them can get tricky because they dry out, so how do you reheat lamb chops?

You can reheat lamb chops in the oven with foil to retain the heat. You can also reheat lamb chops on the grill, in the microwave, and even on the stovetop if you use the correct methods. If you sprinkle a little bit of water before heating, it prevents the meat from drying out.

Each method of reheating chops requires you to follow specific steps to ensure that the meat gets heated all the way through and doesn’t become dry and hard. Let us go through those methods so we can all eat deliciously juicy leftover lamb chops.

4 Ways To Reheat Lamb Chops

Here are four processes you can use to reheat lamb chops:

Lamb Chops

Using The Microwave

The microwave method is the quickest and easiest way for reheating your lamb chops. Remember to use a microwave-safe dish and a steam-cover or another dish to cover the meat. If you leave it open, it won’t heat evenly and possibly explode all over the inside of the microwave.

Here’s how you can reheat your lamb chops in the microwave:

  1. Place your chops evenly in one layer in a microwave-safe dish. If it does not all fit in a single layer, you can place them flat on top of each other and turn them halfway through heating with a tong.
  1. If you are warming lamb chops that are not a curry or in any saucy form, then sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp water over your meat. 
  1. Place a steaming cover or microwave-safe dish to cover the meat.
  1. Heat the chops microwave for 2-3 minutes, at 1-minute intervals depending on the amount of meat you have.
  1. Remove it every 1 minute to check. If you need more water, add it and if it’s heated through, serve and enjoy.

Using The Oven

After the microwave, the oven is the next best option for reheating your lamb chops. You use foil to close the meat, which traps the steam inside and evenly spreads heat. That way, the chops get warmed all the way through without burning or drying out.

Here’s how you can reheat your lamb chops in the oven:

  1. Place the chops in a single layer on your baking tray/sheet or oven-proof dish.
  1. Sprinkle about 1-2 Tbsp water, even if your chops are saucy. The water will prevent the meat from drying out and retain the sauce if present.
  1. Cover the baking tray or dish with foil.
  1. Put it in your preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-20 minutes, making sure to check it at 7-10 minute intervals. 
  1. Once the lamb chops have heated through, you can remove them from the oven and serve as desired.

Using The Stovetop

The stovetop is a convenient method of reheating lamb chops, especially if you prefer to avoid the microwave. It saves you time as opposed to the oven method. You can control the heat using the stove, and in addition, you can play with extra seasoning or sauces if necessary while fully maintaining the moisture level.

Here is how you can reheat lamb chops on the stovetop:

  1. Heat your pan/skillet with some grease such as olive oil, butter, or any vegetable oil you prefer.
  1. Evenly place your lamb chops in a single layer in the pan on low to medium heat. It’s best to have your meat at room temperature for this method.
  1. Let the chops heat through while you turn it every 2-3 minutes to ensure equal warming from both sides.
  1. If your chops are drying out, sticking, or starting to burn, add a tablespoon of water as needed.
  1. As your chops are heating, you can add in any extra seasonings or sauces if you want to switch up the meal a little bit.
  1. Let it fry or simmer in the sauce for a few minutes till it is thoroughly heated through, and any additional seasonings have been well combined.
  1. Remove the lamb chops from the stove, and serve as desired.

Using the Griller

The grill is the last option, and you should only use this method if you want to fully retain a bbq flavor and texture to the lamb chops. Reheating it on the grill can dry out the meat excessively unless you enclose it in foil and then heat it on the grill for a few minutes. If you have marinade or basting sauce, you can use that while grilling to retain moisture.

Here’s how you can reheat lamb chops on the grill:

  1. Warm up the grill.
  1. Put your lamb chops on the grill for 5-10 minutes to reheat, turning them occasionally yet often enough to avoid burning or overcooking, which will lead to the meat drying out.
  1. If you want to retain the moisture of the chops without monitoring it the entire time, you can enclose it in a large piece of foil with a sprinkle of water. Then put the foil pack on the grill.
  1. You can also first heat it in the foil pack to ensure it heats up all the way through and then places the meat directly on the grill. That way, you get the texture and flavor of the grill and regain freshness like it’s newly cooked.
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So, How To Reheat Lamb Chops?

You can use any process from the four methods to reheat your lamb chops regardless of how you initially cooked the meat.

The microwave method is the easiest and quickest, followed by the oven. The stovetop is ideal for continuously monitoring the lamb chops or changing the seasoning during reheating. 

The grill method works best for getting back a bbq flavor, texture, and freshness to your meat.


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