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Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowls

Quick, easy, and totally flavorful, these chipotle lime shrimp bowls with brown rice, black beans, tomatoes and avocado have just the right level of adobo spice with a touch of honey to sweeten up meal prep for any lunch or dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 bowls
Calories 875 kcal


For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp , deveined and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil , divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice , divided (about 1-2 medium limes)
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce , finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (the liquid from the can of peppers)
  • 2 cloves garlic , pressed
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the bowls:

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans , drained and warmed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , sliced
  • 1 large avocado , pitted and chopped
  • 4 green onions , chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl or gallon freezer bag, and add 2 tablespoons of the oil, lime juice, chipotle peppers, adobe sauce, garlic, honey, salt, cumin, and pepper. Massage the ingredients into the shrimp and let the shrimp rest on the counter for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Spread the shrimp across the pan and discard any remaining marinade. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until they've turned lightly pink on the outside and the insides are turning white.
  3. Assemble the bowls with the rice, black beans, veggies and sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle with more adobo sauce and a squeeze of lime if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 875 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 381mg127%
Sodium 2533mg110%
Potassium 1429mg41%
Carbohydrates 106g35%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 1062IU21%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 339mg34%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.