Shrimp Fajitas

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These shrimp fajitas, seasoned with chipotle chili powder, cilantro, and lime, are an easy 30-minute dinner idea!

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas

My husband loves fajitas! It's the one thing he ordered while we were on vacation in Mexico…every single day! I could never order the same meal every day, but that's a different story. He claimed that these shrimp fajitas were better than any he had ever eaten in a restaurant – now that's a compliment from my fajita-loving husband! For more fajita recipes, he tries my Chicken Fajitas, Steak Fajitas, or Breakfast Fajitas.

Shrimp Fajitas

Why you'll love this shrimp fajitas recipe

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Tommy LOVES fajitas, it was actually the first thing he cooked for me when we were dating. So when he gave these two thumbs up, I knew they were winners! I modified my Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe by adding chipotle chili powder for an extra kick and really liked the result.

  • Greet: Using low-carb fajitas and lean protein means that 2 shrimp fajitas have only 330 calories.
  • Full of flavor: The combination of fresh garlic, tangy lime and spicy chipotle powder makes for a mouth-watering meal.
  • Fast: This easy shrimp fajita recipe comes together quickly, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Versatile: Adjust the spice level, change the tortillas and add your favorite toppings.
  • Dietary Restrictions: These healthy fajitas are dairy-free, high-protein, and weight-watcher-friendly. They can easily be made gluten-free using corn tortillas.

If you make this shrimp fajita recipe, I'd love to see it. Tag me in your photos on Instagram OR Facebook!

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Ingredients for shrimp fajita

Here's everything you need for this shrimp fajita recipe, see the recipe card below for exact measurements.

shrimp, peppers, onions, tortillas
  • Onions and Peppers: Season the sliced ​​onions and peppers (any color) with salt and pepper and cook in olive oil.
  • Shrimp Fajita Seasoning: Season the shrimp with chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Shrimp: You can buy fresh or frozen shrimp. If they are not already peeled and cleaned, clean them before cooking.
  • Garlic It infuses the shrimp with a rich, aromatic flavor.
  • Lime for a bright citrus explosion
  • Coriander for a fresh and herbaceous flavour
  • Tortillas: Any tortilla will work. I usually use low carb tortillas from Tortilla factory OR The little flag.
  • Seasonings: Sliced ​​avocado, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, grated cheddar cheese

How to make shrimp fajitas

Here are the simple steps to make this recipe. For the full recipe, see the recipe card below.

  1. Cook the onions and peppers, seasoned with salt and pepper, in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop or grill. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the onions are caramelised.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and chipotle chili powder.
  3. How long to cook raw shrimp: Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat and cook the garlic and prawns for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.
  4. Final touches: Season the shrimp with the juice and coriander and add them to the peppers and onions.


  • No chipotle powder? Regular chili powder will work.
  • Spiciest Fajitas: Season the shrimp with cayenne or add diced jalapeños to the peppers and onions.
  • Not a fan of cilantro? Skip it.
  • Feeding more people? This recipe makes 4 servings, but you can double or triple it if you're making them for a party.

What to serve with shrimp fajitas

  • Keep it classic and serve these shrimp fajitas with rice and beans.
  • For a lighter optiondo a simple green salad with red onion and avocado.
  • Low carb: Replace the tortillas with lettuce leaves or serve the shrimp and vegetables on a salad.


  • Refrigerator: Leftover shrimp will last 3 days in the refrigerator and can be stored with the onions and peppers. Place other seasonings in separate containers.
  • Heat up: Place the shrimp and vegetable mixture and tortillas in the microwave and assemble the fajitas before eating.
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Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooked: 20 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Product: 4 portions

Portions: 2 Fajitas

  • Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions, peppers, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and cover.

  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, season the shrimp with chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper.

  • While the onions cook, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil.

  • When the oil is hot, add the prawns and cook them for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked. Remove from heat.

  • Add the lime juice and coriander. Throws well.

  • Mix with the cooked onions and peppers and serve with the tortillas.

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Serving: 2 Fajitas, Calories: 357 kcal, Carbohydrates: 40 G, Protein: 46 G, Fat: 9.5 G, Saturated fats: 1 G, Cholesterol: 274 mg, Sodium: 831.5 mg, Fiber: 19 G, Sugar: 11 G

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