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Creamy chipotle shrimp in a saute pan sprinkled with cilantro and peppers.
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Creamy Chipotle Shrimp

Creamy chipotle shrimp is a one-pan easy shrimp recipe that's bursting with zesty flavor! This might just be the tastiest weeknight meal to enjoy. Watch the video above!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipotle Shrimp Recipe, Creamy Chipotle Shrimp, Shrimp Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 green onions sliced with green and white parts separated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe chipotle sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk dairy or non-dairy
  • garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeno


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add the shrimp and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through and opaque. Remove them to a bowl.
  • In that same pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil and add the bell pepper and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Then add the garlic, white parts of the green onion, salt and pepper. Stir for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the chipotle sauce and milk and stir to combine. Then add the shrimp back to the pan to warm through.
  • Garnish with the green parts of the green onion, chopped cilantro and sliced jalapeno pepper.



To store: Place it in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
To freeze: Pour it into a freezer safe container or bag and store for up to 3 months.
To thaw: When you're ready to eat,  let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Then re-heat it on the stovetop or microwave. It'll taste as good as new!


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 324mg | Sodium: 1127mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1803IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 5mg