Air Fryer Roast Lamb-How To Air Fry All Cuts Simplified

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Can You Roast Lamb In An Air Fryer?

Using the Ninja Dual Air Fryer or any air fryer, you can cook lamb like a pro.

Cooking a lamb joint with this method is not only a healthy option but also a great way to cut down on your cooking time.

If you want to know the nutritional value of lamb, including its protein, vitamin, and mineral content?

HealthLine has a very good article.

Your roast lamb will be juicy and tender, and you can add your personal touch using different herbs and spices.

If you are looking for a new way to cook your roast lamb, this might be the option for you.

This lamb will be cooked in my Ninja Dual Zone air fryer but you can cook roast lamb in your air fryer. All cuts of lamb will work in different air fryers but be mindful that cooking times may vary.

ninja air fryer roast lamb

How To Air Fry Roast Lamb

It can’t get any easier! Choose your lamb cut of choice and follow the air fryer temperature for that cut by referring to the chart below.
Once the lamb has reached the temperature of your required doneness your lamb is cooked and ready to be enjoyed.

Lamb Cooking Times By Weight

Doneness LevelInternal Temperature (Meat Thermometer Reading)Cooking Time per kgAir Fryer Temperature
Rare46C /115F – 49C / 120F 4-5 minutes per kg190C / 380F
Medium Rare49C /120F – 52C /125F 5-6 minutes per kg190C / 380F
Medium54C / 130F – 57C / 135F 6-7 minutes per kg190C / 380F
Medium Well60C / 140F – 63C /145F 7-8 minutes per kg190C / 380F
Well Done65C / 150F – 68C /155F 8-9 minutes per kg190C / 380F

Air Fryer Diced Lamb

air fryer diced lamb

How Long To Air Fry Diced Lamb?

Diced lamb takes about 10-12 minutes at a temperature of 190C / 380F depending on the size of the pieces and your desired level of doneness.

Remember to preheat the air fryer to 190C / 380F for the best results and turn the lamb halfway through for even cooking.

Lamb Shoulder In The Air Fryer

air fryer raw lamb shoulder

How Long To Cook Lamb Shoulder In The Air Fryer?

A medium lamb shoulder takes approximately 7 minutes per kilo.

To accurately monitor these temperatures, invest in a reliable meat thermometer.

For a rare lamb shoulder, aim for an internal temperature of 46C/115F – 49C/120F.

Medium rare is achieved at around 49C/120F – 52F/125F while medium falls within the range of 54C/130F – 57C /135F.

If you prefer your meat well-done, a temperature of 65C/150F – 68C/155F is recommended.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Lamb Shoulder?

Cooking lamb shoulder at a temperature of 180C/360F will result in a crispy exterior and juicy interior.

With a little attention to detail and proper monitoring of the internal temperature, you’ll be able to create a mouthwatering lamb roast.

air fryer roast lamb shoulder

Ingredients

  • 3kg shoulder of lamb
  • 1 lamb stock cube
  • 5 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp mint sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Sliced garlic cloves (use an amount according to taste)

How To Cook Lamb Shoulder In The Air Fryer UK

Remove the lamb shoulder from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.

Wash the lamb and pat dry with kitchen paper.

Cut a piece of foil large enough to cover the lamb comfortably. Using a pastry brush, coat the foil with the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and half of the rosemary.

Place the lamb shoulder on the foil and make incisions with a knife. Push the garlic and remaining rosemary into the incisions.

Sprinkle over the crumbled lamb stock cube.

Preheat your air fryer to 180°C / 360°F for 5 minutes. Wrap the lamb and place it in the basket. Cook at 180°C / 360°F for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes remove the foil from the lamb. Mix the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mint sauce and honey with a tsp of olive oil.

Coat the lamb with the mix and cook for a further 15 minutes at a higher temperature of 190C/380F. The lamb will develop a lovely crisp exterior.

Check the internal temperature to your preferred level of doneness using the chart above.

Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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Air Fryer Leg Of Lamb

air fryer raw leg of lamb

Can You Air Fry A Leg Of Lamb?

You can air fry a leg of lamb (bone-in) to mouthwatering perfection!

It’s a convenient method for preparing this classic roast with a delightful crispy exterior and succulent, juicy interior and a lot quicker.

Make sure your leg of lamb fits your basket!!!

How Long To Cook A Leg Of Lamb In The Ninja?

The timings given are based on a 2kg leg of lamb (bone-in) medium cooked, but buying a smaller leg of lamb will take less time. (see chart above)

air fryer raw leg of lamb

Leg Of Lamb Air Fryer Temperature

When cooking a lamb leg, the recommended temperature for achieving a perfectly roasted and tender result is 190C / 380F.

Cooking a leg of lamb at a higher temperature of 190C/ 380F helps to seal in the juices and develop a crispy crust while keeping the meat succulent and also reduces the cooking time.

Remember that cooking times may vary based on the size and thickness of the leg of lamb and your desired level of doneness.

It’s important to use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of the leg of lamb reaches your preferred level, whether it’s medium-rare, medium, or well-done. See the chart above.

Ingredients

  • 2kg leg of lamb bone In
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 4 grated garlic cloves

How To Cook A Leg Of Lamb In The Air Fryer

Remove the lamb from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.

Wash the leg of lamb and pat dry with kitchen paper.

Preheat your air fryer to 190C / 380F for 5 minutes.

Season the leg of lamb well. Rub with oil and add garlic and rosemary.

Place the leg of lamb in the basket. Cook at 190 C / 380 F for 15-20 minutes. (medium doneness)

Check and turn regularly.

When the cooking time has finished, use your meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.

Leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

How To Carve A Leg Of Lamb On The Bone

Begin by choosing the side of the meat that’s easiest for you to work with.

Turn the meat over to check the other side.

Your goal is to cut the meat into slices that aren’t all the same size. They should go against the grain of the meat, like slicing bread.

Take your knife and cut straight down, aiming for the thickest part of the meat until you hit the bone. Remember, you’re cutting at a right angle to the bone and across the lines in the meat.

As you move along, cutting towards the bone, the slices might still be connected. Slice those pieces off the bone carefully.

Now, turn your knife so it’s parallel to the bone, not perpendicular.

Starting from the end of the bone farthest from you, carefully cut through the slices that are still hanging onto the bone. Stay close to the bone to get as much meat as possible.

Don’t worry about getting every tiny bit — focus on those bigger slices for now.

Place your slices onto a serving plate. To keep them warm, gently cover the plate with some foil.

Repeat the same process with the other side of the lamb. It might feel a bit awkward because of the different angle.

There might be some meat left on the bone after you’ve taken off the main slices, save them for later snacks or sandwiches.

Air Fryer Lamb And Potatoes

leg of lamb and potatoes

You may want to cook your roast potatoes at the same time as your lamb, this is so easy.

Follow these easy instructions:

Cut 6 medium potatoes into even-sized chunks.

Take a large bowl, add the potato chunks and drizzle with olive oil, then add salt and pepper to taste.

Sprinkle a teaspoon of garlic granules and a teaspoon of oregano over the potatoes.

Mix well so the potatoes are fully coated in the seasonings.

Place the potatoes into the basket then place your lamb joint on the top.

Don’t forget to turn the potatoes when you turn the lamb.

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Air Fryer Butterflied Lamb

butterflied lamb

What Is Butterflied Lamb?

Butterflied lamb leg is a technique used to prepare lamb.

To butterfly the meat, you remove the bone and lay the meat flat or use a boneless joint and slice it open and lay it flat.

Ask your butcher to butterfly the meat or prepare it yourself with a sharp knife.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Butterflied Lamb?

When air-frying butterflied lamb, the ideal temperature is around 180C/360F.

Check with a meat thermometer regularly until cooked to your level of doneness. See chart below.

Cooking Butterflied Lamb In Air Fryer

Cooking butterflied lamb is easier than you think.

Firstly, preheat the air fryer to 180C/360F for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, season the butterflied lamb with your preferred spices.

Place the lamb in the basket and cook for 10-12 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Adjust the time according to your desired doneness.

Once done, remove the lamb from the basket and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your deliciously cooked butterflied lamb with your favourite sides.

Boneless Lamb Joint In The Air Fryer

air fryer lamb loin

How To Prepare Your Air Fryer Lamb Joint

Begin by selecting a high-quality lamb joint.

Before cooking, dry the lamb with kitchen paper then brush with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs of your choice.

Whether it’s rosemary and thyme or a zesty blend of garlic and lemon, these flavours will infuse into the meat as it cooks.

How To Cook A Lamb Joint In The Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to around 180C / 390F.

The cooking time for lamb in the air fryer depends on the thickness of the cut.

Air fry according to the weight of the lamb and the temperature of your preferred doneness.

Use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the joint to confirm your level of doneness. See chart above.

Once cooked let rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Lamb Chops In The Air Fryer UK

air fryer lamb chops

How Long To Cook Lamb Chops In The Air Fryer?

Lamb chops cook a lot quicker in the air fryer.

  • RARE: 11 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 49 C / 120 F
  • MEDIUM RARE: 12 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 54 C/ 130 F
  • MEDIUM: 13 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 60 C / 140 F
  • WELL DONE: 14 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 62 C / 145 F
air fryer raw lamb chops

Air Fryer Lamb Chops Temperature UK

For lamb chops, it’s recommended to cook them at a temperature of 190C / 380F.

This higher temperature allows for a nice sear and caramelisation on the outside while keeping the inside tender and succulent.

Ingredients

  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 4 grated garlic cloves

How To Cook Lamb Chops In The Air Fryer

Place the lamb chops in a large bowl with the oil, rosemary and garlic. Mix so that the lamb chops are covered. Put in the fridge for one hour.

Preheat the air fryer to 190C / 380F for 5 minutes.

Remove the lamb chops from the fridge and season well.

Cook in batches following these cooking times:

RARE: 11 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 49 C / 120 F

MEDIUM RARE: 12 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 54 C / 130 F

MEDIUM: 13 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 60 C / 140 F

WELL DONE: 14 minutes -meat thermometer internal reading 62 C / 145 F

Leave to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Lamb Shanks In The Air Fryer

air fryer lamb shanks

How Long To Cook Lamb Shank In Air Fryer?

The best way to cook a lamb shank is in an air fryer.

Cooking lamb shanks takes less time than other parts of lamb, so if you’re having a busy week but still want to enjoy tasty lamb, this is your new best friend.

Keep in mind that cooking times may vary based on the size of the lamb shanks, the model you’re using, and your desired level of doneness.

It’s essential to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lamb shanks and ensure they are fully cooked and safe to eat.

  • RARE meat thermometer reading 46C/115F – 49 C/120 F
  • MEDIUM RARE meat thermometer reading 49C/120F – 52C/125F
  • MEDIUM meat thermometer reading 54C/130F – 57C/135F
  • MEDIUM TO WELL DONE meat thermometer reading 60C/ 140F – 63C/145F
  • WELL DONE meat thermometer reading 65C/150F – 68C/155F
Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

Lamb Shank Air Fryer Temperature

Cooking lamb shanks at 200C/400F results in a deliciously roasted exterior while retaining the juiciness of the meat inside.

Ingredients

  • lamb shank
  • olive oil
  • fresh or dried rosemary
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper

How To Cook Lamb Shanks In The Air Fryer

Wash the lamb shank and dry it with kitchen paper.

Cut some incisions into the lamb shank.

Push some garlic cloves into the incisions.

Sprinkle liberally with dried rosemary or if you are using fresh place some sprigs into the incisions.

Cover with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F for 5 minutes. Place the lamb shank(s) in the basket.

Once cooked check the temperature with your meat thermometer.

Let rest before carving.

Lamb Steaks In The Air Fryer

air fryer lamb steaks

How To Cook Lamb Leg Steaks In The Air Fryer

Cooking lamb steaks is a straightforward process:

Pat dry the lamb steaks with kitchen paper to remove excess moisture.

Lightly brush the steaks with oil and sprinkle your choice of seasoning.

Preheat your air fryer to 190C / 380F for 5 minutes.

Place the steaks in the basket, leaving enough room for the air to circulate.

Cook at 190C / 380F and cook for the desired time.

Halfway through cooking, turn the steaks and check their internal temperature using a meat thermometer and the chart above cook to your desired doneness.

Air Fryer Rack of Lamb

air fryer rack of lamb

How To Air Fry A Rack Of Lamb

Choose a high-quality rack of lamb and trim the excess fat.

Mix your herbs with some olive oil and brush the rack ensuring it’s completely covered in seasoning.

Preheat your air fryer to 190C / 380F for 5 minutes.

Place the lamb rack in the basket.

Cook at 190C / 380F and cook according to your desired doneness (internal temperature).

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Frozen Lamb In The Air Fryer

frozen lamb chops

Did you forget to thaw your lamb in advance?

Cooking frozen lamb is a breeze and results in juicy and flavourful meat with a crispy exterior.

Any cut of lamb can be cooked from frozen but be mindful that it will take longer.

Follow these simple steps to enjoy a mouthwatering meal in no time.

How to Cook Frozen Lamb in the Air Fryer

Start by preheating your air fryer to 190C / 380F. This ensures that the lamb cooks evenly and gets that irresistible crispy texture.

While the air fryer is heating up, take your frozen lamb out of the freezer. You can use lamb chops or any lamb cuts you prefer. Pat the lamb dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture, this helps with achieving that perfect crispiness.

Season your lamb with your favourite herbs and spices. A simple mix of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary works wonders, but feel free to get creative with your seasoning to match your taste preferences.

Place the seasoned lamb in the basket. Make sure not to overcrowd.

Cook for about 12-15 minutes and turn the lamb halfway through the cooking time. The exact cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the lamb and your air fryer model, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking.

To ensure your lamb is cooked to your desired level of doneness, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should reach 49C /120F – 52C /125F for medium-rare lamb, 54C / 130F – 57C / 135F for medium, or 65C / 150F – 68C /155F for well-done.

Once your lamb reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the basket and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to be redistributed, ensuring a juicy and tender result.

Then, serve your perfectly cooked frozen lamb with your favourite sides, and enjoy!

Storing, Freezing And Reheating Cooked Lamb

Storing Cooked Lamb

Let the leftover lamb cool down.

Place the lamb in an airtight container to prevent moisture loss and store it in the refrigerator.

Eat the leftovers within 3-4 days.

Freezing Cooked Lamb

If you’re not planning to enjoy the leftovers within a few days, freezing is a good option.

Firstly, ensure the lamb has cooled down to room temperature.

Divide the cooked lamb into portion-sized servings, then wrap each portion tightly in cling film before placing them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

This step prevents freezer burn and preserves the lamb’s texture and taste.

Lamb can be frozen for up to three months.

How To Reheat Lamb In The Air Fryer

Proper reheating is important when it’s time to eat the leftover lamb.

Preheat the air fryer to 180C / 360 for 5 minutes.

Add the lamb to the basket and air fry for 3-5 minutes until the correct temperature is reached. See chart above.

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