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Chipotle Lime Shrimp

Super easy chipotle lime shrimp made on a grill or a grill pan. For accessibility purposes, I use chipotle powder in this recipe, but you can also use chipotle adobo as well if you have it on hand!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • Grill pan


  • 1 lb. shrimp fresh or thawed and peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or more to taste, depends on your spice preference!
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp lime juice *or the juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the shrimp. Mix together un til combined.
  • Add the shrimp and let them marinate for 10-30 minutes.
  • Heat a grill pan on high heat. Don't oil the pan as that will prevent the char marks from forming.
  • Remove the shrimp from the marinade and dry them off with a paper towel. Sprinkle a touch of salt on both sides.
  • With tongs, place as many as you can onto the hot grill pan, making sure none of the shrimp overlap or touch. Cook on one side for 1-2 minutes, until char marks develop, then flip and cook for another 1 minute.
  • If making them in multiple batches, repeat with the next batch. Serve with cilantro and fresh lime. If not serving immediately, keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.


If you don't have garlic or onion powder, you can truly just make this with chipotle powder, lime, and salt! 
Keyword avocado oil, chipotle powder, lime juice, salt