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These shrimp fajitas, seasoned with Chipotle chile powder, cilantro and lime make and easy, 30-minute dinner idea!

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas

My husband loves fajitas! It’s the only thing he ordered while we vacationed in Mexico… every single day! I could never order the same meal daily, but that’s a different story. He claimed these shrimp fajitas were better than any he’d ever eaten in a restaurant–Now, that’s a compliment from my fajita-loving husband! For more fajita recipes, try 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’s actually the first thing he every cooked for me when we were dating. So when he gave these two thumbs up, I knew they were a winner! I modified my cilantro lime shrimp recipe by adding chipotle chile powder for a little kick, and I loved how it turned out.

  • Healthy: Using low-carb fajitas and lean protein means 2 shrimp fajitas have only 330 calories.
  • Bursting with Flavor: The combination of fresh garlic, zesty lime, and spicy chipotle powder creates a mouthwatering meal.
  • Fast: This easy shrimp fajita recipe comes together quickly, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Versatile: Adjust the spice level, switch up the tortillas, and add your favorite toppings.
  • Dietary Restrictions: These healthy fajitas are dairy- free, high protein, and Weight Watchers-friendly. They can easily be made gluten-free using corn tortillas.

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

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Shrimp Fajita Ingredients

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

shrimp, peppers, onions, tortillas
  • Onions and Peppers: Season sliced onions and bell peppers (any color) with salt and pepper and cook in olive oil.
  • Shrimp Fajita Seasoning: Season the shrimp with chipotle chile powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Shrimp: You can buy fresh or frozen shrimp. If they’re not already peeled and deveined, clean them before cooking.
  • Garlic infuses the shrimp with a rich, aromatic flavor.
  • Lime for a bright burst of citrus
  • Cilantro for a fresh, herby flavor
  • Tortillas: Any tortillas will work. I usually use low-carb tortillas from La Tortilla Factory or La Banderita.
  • Toppings: Sliced avocado, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar cheese

How to Make Shrimp Fajitas

Here’s the easy steps to make this recipe. For the complete recipe, see the recipe card below.

  1. Cook the Onions and Peppers, seasoned with salt and pepper, in a cast- iron skillet on the stove or grill. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the onions are caramelized.
  2. Season the Shrimp with salt, pepper, and chipotle chile powder.
  3. How Long to Cook Raw Shrimp: Warm oil in a large skillet on high heat, and cook the garlic and shrimp for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat.
  4. Final Touches: Toss the shrimp with the juice and cilantro and combine with the bell peppers and onions.


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

What to Serve with Shrimp Fajitas

  • Keep it classic and serve these shrimp fajitas with rice and beans.
  • For a lighter option, make a simple green salad with red onion and avocado.
  • Low-Carb: Replace the tortillas with lettuce leaves or serve the shrimp and veggies on a salad.


  • Refrigerator: Leftover shrimp will last 3 days in the fridge and can be stored with the onions and peppers. Put the other toppings in separate containers.
  • Reheat: Microwave the shrimp-veggie mixture and tortillas and assemble the fajitas before eating.
Shrimp Fajitas in a skillet

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Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 fajitas

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

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

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

  • While the onions are cooking, heat a large skillet on high heat. Add oil.

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

  • Add juice from the lime and cilantro. Toss well.

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

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


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