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Skillet Shrimp Fajitas Easy Dinner Idea

These Skillet Shrimp Fajitas are a quick and easy dinner recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Skillet Shrimp Fajitas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed, patted dry
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • lime
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • tortillas, warmed


  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and smoked paprika. 

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over high heat in a 12 inch cast iron pan. 

  3. Add onions and bell peppers and 1/2 of seasoning mixture. Cook for about five minutes, or until onions and bell peppers are tender. 

  4. Push onions and bell peppers to the side of the skillet to make room for the shrimp.

  5. Add remaining olive oil to skillet, followed by shrimp and remaining seasoning mixture.

  6. Saute shrimp until pink and cooked through. 

  7. Squeeze juice from one fresh lime over skillet and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve in warm tortillas. 

Recipe Notes

Have shrimp, bell peppers and onions prepared before you start cooking. This recipe only takes a few minutes to cook and you want to have all the ingredients ready to go once you start cooking. 

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Shrimp Fajitas Easy Dinner Idea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 429mg143%
Sodium 1925mg84%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 2352IU47%
Vitamin C 140mg170%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.