Super flavorful and simple to make shrimp bowl! Sweet, spicy and delicious chipotle honey butter grilled shrimp skewers and fresh mango avocado salsa served over a bed of rice, then drizzled with lots of extra chipotle honey butter! The combination is addicting and ready in under 30 minutes.
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I love how bright, colorful and fresh this shrimp bowl is, and the best news is that it's simple to make! They're perfect for summer, and easy to whip up for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun night grilling with friends.
Although, I enjoy grilling the shrimp to give it a nice char, you can also cook the shrimp in a skillet on the stove, if you prefer. Do what works best for you!
Why you'll love this recipe
- Chipotle honey butter shrimp. The combination of sweet, spicy and salty is truly hard to beat. The chipotle honey butter caramelizes on the shrimp as they grill. So so good!
- Fresh & colorful. The mango avocado salsa adds both brightness and delicious flavor to the dish. Please don't skip it! The flavors pair with the chipotle honey butter shrimp.
- Easy to make. This dish is ready in under 30 minutes! The shrimp are quickly grilled to give them a nice char, and the other time is spent waiting for the grill to preheat and preparing the rest of the dish.
Now, let's talk a little more about the star of the show: chipotle honey butter! Chipotles in adobo add lots of delicious flavor and a touch of spice, while honey sweetens it all up. But, what really ties the sauce together is the creamy, melty salted butter. It's melted together with a handful of other simple ingredients, making this recipe crazy delicious and crazy easy.
This recipe calls for lots of butter because, trust me, you're going to want lots of chipotle honey butter for drizzling! Most importantly, make sure you use REAL butter made from milk. Butter substitutions or margarine simply won't work. Real butter adds so much creaminess and a touch of saltiness. It can't be beat!
P.S. This chipotle honey butter is like a cousin to my hot honey butter, which you guys loved! Hot honey butter is my take on hot honey, which I'm sure you've seen all over Instagram and TikTok. The rich flavor of butter just takes it to another level!! So, I can't wait for you all to give this recipe a go!
How to make a shrimp bowl
Although this dish is quick and easy, it's still full of flavor! Here's an overview on how you make it.
- Prepare rice. Cook rice according to the package directions.
- Make the chipotle honey butter. This is as simple as mixing melted butter with a handful of other simple ingredients.
- Skewer the shrimp. Skewer the shrimp then brush with the warm chipotle honey butter. Let rest while you preheat the grill.
- Make the mango avocado salsa. Meanwhile, toss together the mango avocado salsa ingredients.
- Grill the shrimp. Once the grill is hot, grill the shrimp over direct heat until pink and lightly charred. Remove from the grill and brush with more chipotle honey butter!
- Enjoy! Serve the shrimp skewers and mango avocado salsa over bowls of rice, then drizzle with more chipotle honey butter!
Scroll dow to the recipe card for the full instructions.
Frequently asked questions
How long to cook shrimp on the stove?
Cook the shrimp over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes, or until pink and cooked through.
How do I know when shrimp is done cooking?
When the thickest part of the shrimp (opposite end of the tail) turns from translucent to opaque, the shrimp is done cooking. The shrimp will also turn a bright pink color when they are finished cooking.
What is chipotle sauce made of?
Chipotle honey butter is super simple to make with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, honey, butter, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic and cilantro.
What does chipotle honey sauce taste like?
Chipotle honey butter sauce is sweet, savory and a little spicy!
Is honey chipotle sweet?
Yes, it is sweet from honey! But, it's also savory and a little spicy.
Does honey chipotle taste like BBQ?
Chipotle honey butter sauce tastes quite a bit different than BBQ sauce. Chipotle butte is a thin drizzling sauce that's made with melted butter and served warm.
Storage & reheating
Store leftover shrimp and mango avocado salsa in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the shrimp on the stove in a skillet with butter over medium heat until warm.
The shrimp can be skewered the day before you plan to grill. Place the shrimp skewers in a sealed bag or container, and store in the refrigerator overnight. Brush the shrimp with the chipotle honey butter 15-30 minutes before you're ready to grill - you don't want to do this any sooner because it can make the shrimp mushy.
The mango avocado salsa can be fully prepared the day before you plan to serve. Follow the instructions in the recipe card, and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Tips & substitutions
- Spice level. If you don't like a lot of spice, start with a small amount of the adobo sauce, and add more as desired.
- Don't marinate the shrimp for more than 15-30 minutes. Shrimp are delicate, and marinating for any longer can break down the shrimp and cause them to become mushy. Brush the shrimp the chipotle honey butter right before you start the grill.
- Turn into tacos! From shrimp bowl to shrimp tacos! Serve the shrimp and mango avocado salsa in taco shells with some lettuce or coleslaw!
- Cook the shrimp on the stove. If preferred, the shrimp can be cooked on the stove over medium heat. Melt a little butter in a skillet and once hot, cook the shrimp for 4-6 minutes, turning halfway through, until pink and cooked through.
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Grilled Chipotle Honey Butter Shrimp Bowl
- ¾ cup salted butter (12 tablespoons)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-2 tablespoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (or to taste)
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (you can leave tails on or remove them)
- rice for serving
Avocado Mango Salsa
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2 mangos, diced (or peaches)
- 1 jalapeño, seeds and membrane removed, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- pinch of sea salt
- Prepare rice according to package instructions.
- Melt the butter, and while it's still hot, mix in the honey, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, chipotle sauce, chipotle pepper and cilantro. Altenatiely, heat everything together in a saucepan on the stove. Set aside ¼ cup.
- Thread 4-6 shrimp on each skewer, and pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. Using the reserved ¼ cup of chipotle honey butter, brush the shrimp with the butter mixture. Let sit while you preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, make the avocado mango salsa by tossing everything together in a bowl.
- Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until the shrimp is pink and cooked through. Remove from the grill. Reheat the chipotle honey butter and brush over the cooked shrimp. Save the remaining butter for drizzling over the bowls.
- Serve the shrimp over rice bowls, then top with the avocado mango salsa. Drizzle the bowls with more chipotle honey butter.