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Skillet Shrimp Fajitas - the perfect easy and healthy one pan meal for busy weeknights. Best of all, bursting with chili lime flavors & served with low carb tortillas. Ready in just 20 minutes and easy to customize with chicken or steak.

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas are an easy one pan meal - perfect for busy weeknights! It's a simple dinner recipe that can be ready in under 30 minutes, and works great for Sunday meal prep. This Mexican dinner tastes amazing and minimizes the mess in your kitchen!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipes, easy fajita recipes, how to make fajitas, how to make shrimp fajitas, mexican, one pan, shrimp fajita recipe, shrimp fajitas, tortillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 116 kcal
Author Kelly



  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds medium white shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 medium bell peppers thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter , use ghee for paleo

For serving:

  • lime wedges
  • sliced avocado
  • heated tortillas , leave out for low carb / paleo


  • low carb tortillas or cauliflower rice



  1. In a resealable small jar, combine all the ingredients for the seasonings. Seal and shake well. Reserve 1 1/2 teaspoons for the vegetables.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lime juice and 4-5 teaspoons of the fajita seasonings. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Allow to marinate (no longer than 20 minutes) while you prepare the vegetables.

  3. Slice the the onions and bell peppers.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and allow to cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until softened and fragrant. Add the bell peppers and sprinkle with the reserved 1 1/2 teaspoons of fajita seasonings. If you like the peppers with a nice crunch - cook for about 3-5 minutes. And if you like them softer, leave them on for about 3 minutes longer. Transfer and set aside on a plate.

  5. Melt butter on the same skillet and add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque and no longer pink.
  6. Add the vegetables back to the skillet until just heated through. Adjust seasonings as needed. Remove from heat.

  7. Serve hot with heated tortillas, avocado slices and lime wedges plus any other toppings of your choice.

For low carb / keto / paleo:

  1. Serve over some lettuce or cauliflower rice.

For Meal Prep:

  1. Divide evenly into lunch containers.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fajitas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2900IU58%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.