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Chipotle Marinated Shrimp on the Grill

Grilled Chipotle Marinated Shrimp Skewers

Easy grilled shrimp marinated in a spicy and sweet chipotle honey lime marinade and quickly grilled to perfection. Great appetizer for summer grilling season or filling for tacos.
Course Appetizers and Dips, Entree
Cuisine American, appetizer, BBQ, Barbecue
Keyword grilled shrimp, grilled shrimp marinade, shrimp marinade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Time Marinating 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 lb shrimp, (we use 26-32 count shrimp peeled and deveined)

Chipotle Honey Lime Marinade

  • 1/3 cup chipotle in adobo sauce (both peppers and sauce)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place all marinade ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined and pureed.
  • Place the marinade ingredients in a large gallon sized plastic bag and add the shrimp. Mix together and place in the refrigerator to marinate for one hour. 
  • Preheat grill for direct cooking.
  • Thread shrimp on to metal skewers and discard the marinade. 
  • Grill the shrimp skewers for two minutes, flip once for about 90 seconds. The shrimp should go from an opaque look to a pink color, but be sure to watch after the flip as it won’t take long to finish the other side.


Special equipment: metal skewers or wood (if using wood, make sure to soak them for at least 20 minutes prior to cooking)
Want More Flavor? Add some of your favorite dry rub or simply sprinkle salt and pepper over the pre-cooked skewered shrimp for extra flavor.