Sheet Pan Chipotle Lime Shrimp Fajitas

A seriously simple and delicious weeknight dinner! All the fixings for these chipotle lime shrimp fajitas are seasoned together then baked on one sheet pan, leaving you minimal prep work and clean-up!

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You guys, not to be bossy or anything, but you NEED to make these fajitas.

I hate using the term “dump” in cooking, but that’s pretty much the story here. Assemble all your ingredients. The most time-consuming part of the recipe is slicing up a few peppers and an onion – you want to make sure they are pretty thin, so they’ll cook FAST. As fast as those yummy shrimp!

So chop your peppers and onions, toss them in a bowl along with a whole mess of shrimp, and all the amazing spices. I mean, they’re not called chipotle lime shrimp fajitas for nothing!

Dump it all out on a baking pan, pop in the oven, and that’s that.

When they come out, squeeze the lime juice on, add whatever other toppings your heart desires, and serve! With warm tortillas, obviously.

I have to admit that I added the jalapenos to the sheet pan here because I thought the contrasting pop of color looked pretty. They all came off before we ate. The shrimp and veggies have tons of flavor as-is, and I guess we just weren’t feeling that level of kick that evening!

One way to spend all the time you saved by making these fajitas for dinner would be to try making your own flour tortillas from scratch. Dangerous only because then you’ll know how much better they are that way – and not very difficult to do!

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I could go on, but why? All you need to know has been said: chipotle lime shrimp fajitas, ready in about 20 minutes, with minimal prep and clean-up. Some blog posts were meant to be short.

Enjoy! ♥

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Sheet Pan Chipotle Lime Shrimp Fajitas

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Yield 4-6 servings

A seriously simple and delicious weeknight dinner! All the fixings for these chipotle lime shrimp fajitas are seasoned together then baked on one sheet pan, leaving you minimal prep work and almost zero clean-up!

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced thin (I used red, yellow, and orange)
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin (red, yellow, or white is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • corn or flour tortillas, to serve
  • juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish
  • fresh cilantro, jalapenos, guacamole, or other toppings as desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (220 C). Lightly coat a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside. Pull the tails off of the shrimp, if desired, for easier serving.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, sliced peppers, sliced onion, olive oil, salt, and remaining spices (through chipotle chili powder). Stir to combine, then spread mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for about 8 minutes, then turn oven to broil and leave the pan in for 1-2 minutes more. Place tortillas in the oven during this last 1-2 minutes, just to warm them slightly.
  4. After removing the pan from the oven, top the fajita mixture with fresh-squeezed lime juice and cilantro. Serve with tortillas and sliced jalapenos, guacamole, or other toppings as desired.

Notes

Recipe adapted from No. 2 Pencil

More Ultra-Fast Dinner Ideas…

Here are my all-time personal favorite meals to make when I’m in a major hurry – all of these are on serious repeat at our house! One-Pot Curry Cashew Chicken and Rice, Roasted Tomato and Garlic Spaghetti, Lemon Thyme Chicken, and Spicy Black Bean Tacos with Corn and Pico de Gallo.

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All the fixings for these chipotle lime shrimp fajitas are seasoned together, then baked on one sheet pan, for a seriously simple and delicious weeknight dinner ready in 20 minutes! #fajitas #shrimp #sheetpan

14 Comments

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    Ann
    February 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    You know how sometimes you see a recipe and you know there’s no way you’re not gonna love it? This is on the menu in the near future for sure. We have Mexican food at least once a week 🙂

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 17, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      I know exactly what you mean – and I love those times! I hope this one is as popular with your crew as it is with mine. Thanks, Ann, for stopping by!

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    Mimi
    February 15, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Beautiful. When I make fajitas I usually make chicken or beef, but that’s probably because my husband prefers that to shrimp only. Silly guy. When I have company next time, tho, I’m making these!

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Awesome, Mimi! I’m with you – shrimp is my personal favorite! I bet your company will be thrilled with these!

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    Helena
    February 8, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    IT’s been a while since I last had shrimp and this recipe makes me want to cook something with them so badly! Thank you for sharing another delightful way of cooking seafood.

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    Britt | Sweet Tea and Thyme
    February 8, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Just how I love my fajita recipes! Easy, fast, with minimal clean up; thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Jaime
    February 8, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    What a perfect weeknight meal idea! Quick and all on one pan…perfect!

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 8, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      It really is perfect! Thanks so much, Jaime! 🙂

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    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    February 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    This is a great choice for family weeknight dinners! I’m sure my family will love it!

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 8, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      I hope they do, Shadi! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    Mairi
    February 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    These look absolutely wonderful! I love Mexican food, and definitely cannot get it enough over here in the UK – so always looking out for recipes to try myself at home!

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      That is a huge part of the reason why I have so many Mexican recipes, way more than I used to – we LOVE Mexican but it’s hard to find here in Belgium, as well, so I’ve learned to make a lot more in the past couple of years since we moved here!

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    Jessica Robinson
    February 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, Yum!! We love homemade Fajitas and the chipotle lime shrimp looks beyond amazing! Love that it’s super easy to prepare too!

    • Reply
      Monica
      February 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      Yes! It’s really one of our favorites. To eat and (for me) to cook! 😉

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