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Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

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Quick and Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas- One pan and ready in 20 minutes!

Two shrimp tacos on a plate with a skillet in the back

One pan meals are my jam, especially when the dish is quick and easy to whip up like these shrimp fajitas.

I keep frozen shrimp stocked in the freezer which is perfect for when I need a fast and delicious meal.

Two tacos on a white plate with a skillet in the background.

Fajita Marinade

Typically when making steak or chicken fajitas, you need to marinate the meat for flavor and tenderness.

But since shrimp is more delicate it will take on flavors easily without having to do a long marinade.

I do a homemade spice blend of chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then mix it with the shrimp and little bit of oil.

Toss everything around, and that’s it!

Tongs grabbing shrimp out of a skillet.

How to Cook Shrimp Fajitas

My preferred method is cooking the shrimp fajitas in a cast iron skillet. I love the sear you get and the flavor from cast iron.

Other options include cooking them on a grill pan in the grill. Sheet Pan in the oven or on the stove in a regular skillet.

Whichever method you try,  just please don’t overcook the shrimp!

These fajitas need to be served right away. Otherwise the shrimp will get smaller and tough the longer they cook.

Two Shrimp Fajitas on a white plate and topped with guacamole.

Fajita Toppings and Pairings

I topped these tacos with a simple guacamole. Other toppings can include- Salsa, chopped cilantro, or sliced jalapenos for spice.

Fajitas are best served with warm flour tortillas, but you can also serve them without tortillas and have a side of Mexican Rice and Beans.

Check out these delicious Taco Recipes:

Carne Asada Street Tacos

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Baked Fish Tacos

Two Shrimp Fajita tacos on Flour tortilla and a skillet of more shrimp on the side.

Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

Quick and Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas- One pan and ready in 20 minutes!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Tacos


Fajita Seasoning:


  • 1 Pound Large Shrimp Peeled
  • 2 Bell Peppers I used Red and Green, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • Avocado Smashed with some salt and lime juice.


  • Peel, de-vein, and pat shrimp dry. Season with the fajita seasoning and 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Preheat Cast Iron skillet and place remaining oil, Bell Peppers, Onions, and remaining seasoning. Stir well and cook for about 7 minutes till onions and peppers become soft.
  • Remove onions and peppers from skillet and place seasoned shrimp on skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes or until shrimp is a light pink. Flip shrimp over and cook for another 2 minutes or until shrimp is no longer opaque. Do not over cook the shrimp, it will become rubbery.
  • Heat flour tortillas on a clean skillet until warm, and keep in foil or wrapped in a clean kitchen towel.
  • Serve shrimp fajitas in tortillas and top with guacamole.



Calories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 14gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 856mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1580IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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