Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas (with Creamy Avocado Sauce)

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These easy shrimp fajitas are amazingly simple, full of flavor and brightly colored veggies, and served with a luscious avocado sauce!

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Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas is a flavor-packed one pan meal that is delicious enough to be served with or without warm tortillas. What sets this beautifully colorful shrimp recipe above the rest? It’s the Sazón seasoning! Sazón (also known as Saison) is a Mexican spice blend usually consisting of oregano, cumin, clove, cinnamon, pepper, allspice, garlic, and salt. But don’t worry about the heat. This recipe is very mild and served with a cool Creamy Avocado Sauce that is so yummy you’ll want to eat it by the spoonfuls! Believe me, I’ve done just that!

If you’re not in the mood for shrimp, you can substitute using chicken or steak with the same amazing results. The seasonings and method of cooking will be the same for either. If using chicken, cut breasts into thin strips and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. If using steak, cut into thin strips and cook until desired doneness.

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How to make Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas are exactly as stated in their name…EASY! I can usually get this fabulous dish on the table within 30 minutes. If you want to save even more time, feel free to use a package mix of frozen precut fajita vegetables. There is no need to thaw the vegetables prior to cooking.

For more time saving dinners that require very little effort and few pots and pans, try my Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast and Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Chicken and Rice!

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Ingredient List

There are a lot of spices used in this recipe. All of them should be found in the spice aisle of your grocery store. If you are having difficulty finding Sazón seasoning, it may be located in the grocery aisle with the International food items.

  • Creamy Avocado Sauce – avocado, low-fat Greek yogurt, garlic clove, juiced lime, parsley, salt and pepper

Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajita Recipe Preparation

  • In a small bowl add the chili powder, paprika, onion powder, Sazón seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper, mixing until well blended.
  • Place the peeled and deveined shrimp into a medium bowl and pour in the spice blend. Stir until the spice mix is evenly distributed over the shrimp. Set seasoned shrimp aside until ready to cook.
  • Rinse off and dry each pepper. Place on a cutting board and slice in half. Remove the top stem, membrane, and seeds. Slice peppers into thin slices.
  • Peel the skin off of the onion and cut off the ends. Slice the onion halves into thin strips.
  • In a large cast iron skillet (or large skillet of your choice), add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat on medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the peppers and onions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and sauté until tender (I like to cook until they are slightly charred to add a smoky flavor). Cut a lime wedge and spritz the juice over the pepper/onion mixture while cooking.
Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas with Creamy Avocado Sauce
  • Slide sautéd vegetables over to the side of the skillet and add another tablespoon of olive oil in the cleared section. Add the seasoned shrimp and sauté until no longer pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Spritz shrimp with a lime wedge while cooking. Serve immediately with Creamy Avocado Sauce, warm flour tortillas, and toppings of your choice; cheese, cilantro, salsa, etc.

Creamy Avocado Sauce Recipe Preparation

  • Peel the garlic clove, but leave it whole. You could chop it if desired, but it’s not necessary since it’s going into the food processor to be puréed.
  • Slice the avocado in half. A perfectly ripened avocado will separate easily with no flesh attached to the seed. Carefully, whack a knife into the seed and gently remove it. If the seed is reluctant to come out, twist the seed gently to loosen with the knife still inserted. Slide a large spoon around the edges of the peeling and scoop out the flesh whole. Or, cut the halves in half again, and simply peel off the peeling by hand.
  • In a food processor with the chopping blade, add the clove of garlic, avocado slices, low-fat Greek yogurt, parsley leaves, juice of 1 small lime (if using a large lime, juice only half), and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until all ingredients are well blended and smooth. Taste for seasonings. If sauce is too salty or you taste too much lime, add more yogurt and blend. Serve with Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas.
Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas with Creamy Avocado Sauce
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Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas with Creamy Avocado Sauce

These easy shrimp fajitas are amazingly simple, full of flavor and brightly colored veggies, and served with a luscious avocado sauce!
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Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sazón seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1 onion sliced into thin strips
  • 1 small lime cut into wedges

Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas

  • In a small bowl combine the chili powder, paprika, onion powder, Sazón seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place the shrimp into a medium bowl and add the spice mix, stirring until the shrimp is evenly coated. Set seasoned shrimp aside until ready to cook.
  • In a large cast iron skillet (or large skillet of your choice), add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat on medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the peppers and onions. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste and sauté until tender. Take one wedge of lime and spritz the juice over the pepper/onion mixture while cooking.
  • Slide sautéd vegetables over to the side of the skillet and add another tablespoon of olive oil in the cleared section. Add the seasoned shrimp and sauté until no longer pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Spritz shrimp with a wedge of lime while cooking. Serve immediately with Creamy Avocado Sauce, warm flour tortillas, and toppings of your choice; cheese, cilantro, salsa, etc.

Creamy Avocado Sauce

  • In a food processor, add the clove of garlic, avocado slices, low-fat Greek yogurt, parsley leaves, juice of 1 small lime (if using a large lime, juice only half), and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse until all ingredients are well blended and smooth. Taste for seasonings. If sauce is too salty or tastes too much like lime, add more yogurt and blend. Serve with Easy Skillet Shrimp Fajitas.

Notes

Serving Variations:  If you’re not in the mood for shrimp, you can substitute using chicken or steak with the same amazing results. The seasonings and method of cooking will be the same for either. If using chicken, cut breasts into thin strips and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. If using steak, cut into thin strips and cook until desired doneness.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g
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