20 Minute Skillet Blackened Shrimp Fajitas are such an easy and flavorful meal packed with blackened shrimp, peppers and onion. This classic meal is perfect served up in tortillas with avocado and chopped cilantro!
My life is all about the easy meals lately. Actually with four kids I think it has always been about the easy meals! ? But I love how you can make an amazing dinner that doesn’t require a lot of work and effort and is packed with so much flavor. Fajitas are such a classic meal that are easy to make. You just can’t beat dinner on the table in just 20 minutes!
I used my favorite spice blend for fajitas on the shrimp. It adds so much flavor and blackens the shrimp as it cooks. I also love that this all cooks in one skillet making clean up such a breeze!
I served up my fajitas in tortillas with avocado and chopped cilantro. These are so flavorful from the spice blend that they don’t require a lot. They create such a simple meal that you will put on repeat especially on busy nights!
20 Minute Skillet Blackened Shrimp Fajitas
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 green bell pepper sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium sized onion sliced
- optional toppings: avocado chopped cilantro, sour cream
- In a large bowl add the shrimp, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil, bell peppers, and onion. Saute until tender about 5-7 minutes. Slide to the side of the skillet
- Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.
- Serve in tortillas with optional toppings.
•Cuisinart Stainless Steel Chopper
•Utopia Kitchen Cooking Knives
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I am so hungry
Grilled the veggies in a grill pan till smokin hot and a bit charred. Added shrimp. And warmed tortilla on the grill. So good.
These will definitely be on our dinner rotation from now on!
Yes quite easy and delicious. We will make again.
Super easy, super delicious recipe!!!!!
Any specific brand of chili powder?
Any brand should work just great! Thanks for following along with me!
This was so good. A little on the “warm” side, but we like that.
I did remove tails with shell before cooking shrimp.
I just finished enjoying this recipe. Wonderful taste and easy to prepare.
Ali do you use flour tortillas or corn
I like to use flour but corn would work great too! Enjoy! XOXO
Made these last night with some shrimp left over from our NYE party, sooo good!! My hubby doesn’t like anything too spicy/hot and commented on how flavorful the shrimp were without any of the heat! These will definitely be on our dinner rotation from now on!
I added 1 tbsp butter to the vegetable saute for a little more flavor in the veggies. Everything turned out awesome
Is the shrimp frozen or thawed (to start) when you throw it in the skillet?
They are thawed according to the package instructions. Enjoy these fajitas!! XOXO
It looks practical and very delicious. I will try. Thank you.
Yummy! Really nice post. Thanks for sharing with us.
Thank you for following along with me! XOXO
very good. Thank you for sharing!
I love this recipe but wonder why it is prepared with the shrimp tails on?
This looks like a good recipe….but WHY would the tails still have the shell left on them? That cannot be eaten!
Sometimes it is just for looks. You are welcome to purchase the shrimp with the tails off.
This looks wonderful! I am going to try it this weekend with some family guests. One question though… These look like they are served with the tails on… are they? If not, when do you remove them?
Grea t recipe only your prep times are off. Tak s more than 5 minutes to prep peppers and onions unless you have someone else doing it who is a trained chef. Was worth the effort but needed a bigger pan to do it In one pan. Telling when the shrimp was done was difficult to see when it turned pink with all the ingredients sasoning on it. Will do it again
I have been cooking 30 years and im always looking for something different to cook