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Spicy Chipotle Shrimp Skewers

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Spicy chipotle shrimp skewers are smoky, spicy and tastes amazing! Feel free to adjust the chipotles depending on your preferred spice level.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword chipotle, cilantro, grilled, shrimp
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Additional Time 2 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoons reserved adobo sauce
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pounds shrimp (16/20 per pound) peeled and deveined
  • 4 pineapple slices optional
  • 2 cups cooked white rice for serving


  • In a food processor combine the garlic, chipotle peppers, lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, cilantro, kosher salt, black pepper. In a large bowl or plastic bag place the cleaned shrimp. Pour the marinade over the shrimp, and mix well to thoroughly coat. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  • Thread about 6 shrimp per skewer, discarding the remaining marinade, and grill on the preheated medium-high grill until the shrimp turn pink and opaque in the center, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Serve on top of grilled fresh pineapple and your favorite rice!


Remember if using wooden skewers you'll want to soak your skewers in water for up to 60 minutes before grilling!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 274mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg