Grilled Shrimp in Chipotle Honey Marinade

Grilled Shrimp in Chipotle Honey Marinade

Southwestern Chipotle Honey Glazed Shrimp is on the menu and it will give you the happy dance for sure! 

First, let’s make a little ol’ sauce marinade that we put this shrimp in. It’s got some Chipotle peppers in it, some honey, some garlic, and it gives that shrimp so much flavor. This is a dish that you can serve as an appetizer a main course meal or just a snack in the middle of the day.

Marinade the Shrimp

To start this off, we got us some un-peeled shrimp. Peel them off really well, put ‘em in a bowl and then we’ll mix up our marinade. Coat the shrimp really well with the marinade, tossing and stirring. Once you have it mixed and coated well, put it all together in a Ziplock bag and then place in the refrigerator. I like to let the shrimp marinate for  at least 6 hours but up to 10 hours is even better, if you have the time. 

Grilled Shrimp in Chipotle Honey Marinade

When you’re ready to grill get some skewer sticks. Or… I guess they’re really long toothpicks for people with a large mouth. Soak them for about 45 minutes before putting the shrimp on them. 

I like to skewer the shrimp starting from where the tail was, right thru the center. I usually get about 4 shrimp to a skewer. 

After getting those shrimp all on their new home I also like to give them a shake of our Red River Ranch Mesquite to give them just one more hint of flavor.

Make That Fire Hot and Ready To Go

To get your grill ready, I like to have one side hot with fire and then a cooler side.  I’m going to lay the shrimp right over the cooler spot and let them warm up a couple minutes on each side. I like to let shrimp warm up because it’s going to keep them from shriveling up as badly.

Now, after we let them warm put them down on that hot end, and it ain’t gonna take ‘em long, maybe a few minutes a side. Grill them until they turn an opaque color. 

They’ve got a little spice, a little heat and a little sweet in them. We’d put all the seafood restaurants out of business if only my water hole was full of shrimp! Ya’ll enjoy and be sure to share with friends, family and the neighbors. 

Check out this recipe in action…

Grilled Shrimp in Chipotle Honey Marinade

Grilled Shrimp in Chipotle Honey Marinade - Cowboy Kent Rollins


  • 20 - 25 large shrimp raw, un-peeled
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped (from can)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • Juice of one lime
  • Wood grilling skewers


  • Peel the shrimp and remove the tails. Set aside
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Toss in the shrimp and stir until well coated. Place the shrimp and sauce in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Pre-heat a grill to 400 degrees F. Clean with a wire brush and oil well.
  • Skewer the shrimp. Place the skewers on the cooler side of the grill and let them warm up about 1 minute per side.
  • Move the skewers to the hot side of the grill and grill about 1 ½ minutes per side or until opaque in color.
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