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15 minute Shrimp Fajitas

Easy Healthy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas Recipe (Authentic!)

This easy recipe for flavorful shrimp fajitas is an authentic Mexican recipe that tastes outstanding in savory fajita bowls with rice and sauce or wrapped in flour or corn tortillas for shrimp tacos. Healthy pan shrimp cooked in the skillet is a quick option for lunch or dinner that is is filled with protein and created from a blend of aromatic ingredients such as paprika, cayenne pepper, red onion, colorful bell peppers, cumin powder, garlic, and other tasty ingredients!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Low Fat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 234kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 pound Large Shrimp deveined and peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive OIl divided
  • 1 Large Red Onion sliced
  • 3-4 Bell Peppers different colors, sliced
  • A handful of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges
  • Tortillas for serving

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt


  • In a small bowl whisk together all fajita seasoning ingredients.
  • Add the shrimp to a shallow dish and sprinkle with half of the seasoning. Mix well to coat, then set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and bell peppers and saute for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  • Add the remaining seasoning and mix well. Set aside on a plate. Heat the remaining oil and add the shrimp. Cook for 3-4 minutes until they are pink and cooked through.
  • Return veggies to the skillet and mix to combine. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve with warm tortillas. Enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
  • Nutrition values exclude the tortilla. Look for low-carb tortillas or any other healthy tortillas.
  • You can use steak in place of the shrimp. Some other great replacements include chicken breasts or thighs, salmon, tilapia, or other flaky fish.
  • To make vegetarian fajitas, omit the shrimp and add black beans, kidney beans, or garbanzo beans. You can also add corn, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, squash, etc., to the fajita veggies.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for four days. Reheat the shrimp in the microwave or on the stovetop in a skillet.
  • You can make shrimp burritos instead of fajitas. Burrito bowls are also good! Serve burrito bowls with shrimp, rice, corn, avocado, tomatoes, beans, and more.
  • Cook the shrimp in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on a baking sheet for about twelve minutes. Feel free to grill the shrimp for outdoor BBQ parties and occasions.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3865IU | Vitamin C: 125.9mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 4.4mg