Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

by | Mar 22, 2017 | All, Main Dishes

These flavor-packed Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream are great for entertaining a group. And the best part? They are ready to serve in 30 minutes.

These Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream are a great change from your traditional beef or chicken tacos. Make them and watch them disappear!

Looking for a little something different for your next gathering? Taco bars are always a hit with a group, and these easy Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream are a great change from your traditional beef tacos. 

Most everyone likes Mexican food, and that makes tacos a great choice for a party. Shrimp Tacos just scream spring to me, so light and flavorful. And easy. I love easy.  

Sear the shrimp in the pan with cajun seasoning, garlic, and a squeeze of  fresh lime juice.  Add some charred corn and top it all with a smoky chipotle cream. How can you go wrong with a flavor combination like that? Short answer: You can’t. And the best part is you didn’t have to spend a ton of time slaving away in the kitchen.

And while some taco bars can be a lot of work prepping condiments, that is not the case here. Simply place the tortillas in a warmer, plate the shrimp and corn mixture, set out some pico de gallo, and the chipotle cream. Garnish with some fresh cilantro and you’re in business. How’s that for easy?

Round out the spread with some Copycat Corn Salsa, Pico Guacamole, Tomatillo Salsa and a big bowl of chips. Snacks and dinner done. Just like that. 

Cocktail Tip: Margaritas and tacos are a match made in heaven, right? These Golden Margaritas are easy to make as a batch cocktail!

Taco bars are always a hit with a group. These Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream are just what your next fiesta needs,

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Yield: 4

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Taco Tuesday will never be the same again with these delcious Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


Chipotle Cream:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 light sour cream
  • 3 chipotle peppers (packed in adobo sauce), minced plus 3 teaspoons adobo sauce


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • juice of half of a lime
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)


To make the Chipotle Cream:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined. Can be made ahead. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To prepare the shrimp:

  1. Place shrimp in a medium bowl and add cajun seasoning. Toss to coat and set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add olive oil. When olive oil is hot, add garlic and cook for 30 seconds (or until garlic is fragrant). Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add corn to skillet and squeeze the lime juice over shrimp and corn. Cook until shrimp is pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with flour tortillas and garnish with fresh cilantro, chipotle cream and avocado, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 690 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 241mg Sodium: 2158mg Carbohydrates: 87g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 41g

Hosting a fiesta? These Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream are a crowd favorite and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

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