How to Cook a Rack of Lamb in Air Fryer?

How to Cook a Rack of Lamb in Air Fryer?

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook a delicious rack of lamb, using an air fryer is the way to go! With the right seasoning and temperature, you can achieve a perfectly tender and juicy rack of lamb that will impress your guests or loved ones.

In this section, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of cooking a rack of lamb in an air fryer. From preparing the lamb to achieving that perfect texture, I will share some tips and tricks that will make your lamb dish a standout.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cooking a rack of lamb in an air fryer is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious meal for your loved ones.
  • With the right seasoning and temperature, you can achieve the perfect texture for your lamb dish.
  • Following the steps outlined in this guide, from preparing the lamb to serving it, will help you achieve a succulent and flavorful final dish.

Preparing the Rack of Lamb

Before we can cook the rack of lamb in the air fryer, we need to properly prepare it. Here are the steps to get your lamb ready:

Trimming the Rack of Lamb

First, take a sharp knife and trim any excess fat from the rack of lamb. Leave a thin layer of fat on the lamb to keep it moist during cooking, but remove any large chunks.

Seasoning the Rack of Lamb

Next, season the lamb with your favorite herbs and spices. I recommend a simple mixture of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary. Coat the lamb with the seasoning and rub it into the meat to ensure full coverage.

Letting the Lamb Rest

Finally, let the lamb sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This ensures that the lamb will cook evenly throughout.

Following these steps will ensure that your rack of lamb is perfectly seasoned and ready for the air fryer.

Cooking the Rack of Lamb in the Air Fryer

Now that you have prepared the rack of lamb, it’s time to start cooking it in the air fryer. The first step is to preheat your air fryer to 380°F.

Once the air fryer has heated up, carefully place the lamb in the basket, fat side up. Make sure the rack is not touching the sides of the basket and leave some space for even cooking.

Rack of Lamb Doneness Cook Time
Medium-Rare 18-20 minutes
Medium 20-22 minutes
Medium-Well 22-24 minutes

Note: Cook time may vary depending on the thickness of the lamb and your air fryer’s wattage. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature and adjust the cook time as necessary.

Halfway through the cooking time, carefully flip the rack over using tongs to ensure even cooking on both sides.

After the cooking time is up, remove the lamb from the air fryer and place it on a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a succulent and tender final dish.

Once the lamb has rested, it’s time to carve and serve. Cut between the bones to create individual lamb chops and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!

Resting and Serving the Rack of Lamb

Now that the rack of lamb is perfectly cooked, it’s time to let it rest. Resting is an essential step that allows the juices to redistribute and settle, resulting in a tender and flavorful final dish. To rest the rack of lamb, simply take it out of the air fryer and transfer it to a cutting board or serving platter. Cover it loosely with foil and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Once the rack of lamb has rested, it’s time to serve and garnish it. Slice the rack into individual chops and arrange them on a platter. You can add some fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme as a garnish to add some aroma and visual appeal.

Pair your rack of lamb with your favorite side dish such as roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes for a complete meal. And don’t forget to pour some of those delicious juices from the air fryer over the lamb chops for added flavor!


In conclusion, cooking a rack of lamb in an air fryer is a simple and easy way to create a succulent and flavorful dish right in your own kitchen. By following the step-by-step process outlined in this guide, you can achieve that perfect tender and juicy texture.

Remember to properly prepare the rack of lamb by trimming excess fat, seasoning with your choice of herbs and spices, and ensuring the lamb is at room temperature for even cooking. Set the appropriate temperature and cook time for achieving your desired doneness, and let the rack of lamb rest before serving.

Resting is essential for allowing the juices to redistribute and ensuring a tender and flavorful final dish. Whether you’re serving your rack of lamb for a special occasion or simply enjoying it on a weeknight, it’s sure to impress your guests or family.

I hope you found this guide helpful and informative. Give it a try and enjoy the succulent flavors of the perfectly cooked rack of lamb in the air fryer!


Q: Can I use frozen lamb for this recipe?

A: It is recommended to use thawed lamb for the best results. Make sure to thaw the lamb in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

Q: How long does it take to cook a rack of lamb in an air fryer?

A: The cook time will depend on the size of the rack of lamb and your desired level of doneness. As a general guide, cook a 1 to 1.5-pound rack of lamb at 400°F for 12-15 minutes for medium-rare.

Q: Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

A: Yes, it is recommended to preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before cooking the rack of lamb. Preheating helps to ensure even cooking and optimal results.

Q: Can I marinate the rack of lamb before cooking?

A: Absolutely! Marinating the rack of lamb can add extra flavor and tenderness. You can marinate it for a few hours or overnight in your choice of marinade before air frying.

Q: Can I cook other cuts of lamb in the air fryer?

A: While this recipe focuses on cooking a rack of lamb, you can certainly try cooking other cuts of lamb in the air fryer. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly.

Q: What should I serve with the rack of lamb?

A: The rack of lamb pairs well with various side dishes such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad. Get creative and choose your favorite accompaniments!

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