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I can’t think of a better send off to summer than enjoying dinner outside while feasting on these tasty sweet and spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers.

grilled chipotle shrimp skewers

Summer means a lot of things to me. It means warm sunny days where I can soak in as much Vitamin D as my body can store. It means bike riding, camping, hiking, and swimming with the kids. Maybe best of all, it means delicious meals cooked on the grill and eaten outside.

sauce for chipotle shrimp skewers

This shrimp recipe is particularly wonderful because it’s so easy to pack in so much flavor with very little work.

skewers of shrimp

The marinade is made of a few simple ingredients and you might even already have them on hand! I like to heat up the marinade so that all the flavors come together. Since the marinade has to cool completely before smothering the shrimp, you can easily make it ahead of time and just store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to give that shrimp its “flavor bath”, as my kids like to call it.

a close up of chipotle shrimp skewers

The heat from the spice nor the sweet from the honey overtakes the flavor of the shrimp. This is one of those recipes where everything compliments everything and it will leave everyone asking for the recipe! Shrimp gets extra bonus points, in my opinion, for only taking a few minutes to cook. 

squeezing a lime onto shrimp

Now, what are you waiting for? Go make these… now!

a close up of a grilled shrimp

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers

Prep30 minutes
Cook8 minutes
Total38 minutes
Servings 6 servings
I can't think of a better send off to summer than enjoying dinner outside while feasting on these tasty sweet and spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Skewers.



  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup chipotle peppers in adobo about half of a 7.5 oz can, chopped (including some of the sauce)
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 lbs. uncooked large shrimp peeled and deveined


  • In a small saucepan, combine the honey, chipotles, adobo sauce, garlic, water, lime juice, oil and salt to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to low and cook while stirring an additional two minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Transfer mixture to a large re-sealable plastic bag.
  • Add the shrimp, seal bag and turn to coat, and allow to marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour. Heat grill on medium-high and lightly grease with olive oil. Grill skewers for 3-4 minutes on each side until shrimp is fully cooked and no longer transparent. This shrimp goes great with some cilantro lime rice and black beans.


Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 381mg, Sodium: 1460mg, Potassium: 140mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 493IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 225mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Ive made this marinade several times for shrimp skewers and let me say it’s always a crowd pleaser. Shrimp and veggies really picks up flavor of marinade. Its super yummy!

  2. 5 stars
    Shrimp and lime is one of my all time favourite recipe flavours! I love these and that is cute how your kids think if the shrimp bath! Yummmm, can’t wait to give these a go!

  3. 5 stars
    So excited that grilling season is finally here. But I LOVE these shrimp skewers and can’t wait to make them all summer.

  4. 5 stars
    You had me at chipotle! What a gorgeous, delicious recipe. I think this marinade would be great on other recipes too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this last night and everyone loved it. I made these into tacos with grilled fajita style veggies and homemade guacamole. So easy and my house smelled so yummy. I’m honestly thinking about making the marinade again today and putting it on some salmon for tonight. Thanks for a great recipe.