Grilled Cajun Shrimp With Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Coleslaw

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If you would have asked me five years ago that I would love to experiment in the kitchen, I would have thought you were crazy!

Five years later, I cook up a storm for myself.  I love making my food to where it tastes just as good as it does in a restaurant – thanks to my husband for giving me that mentality!  I am always looking for an easy but different recipe too!

Any of the recipes you see on my blog will have some sort of spice element to it.  I love spicy food and it all depends on the type of meat as to how spicy I make it.  Of course throughout these recipes, you can tone it down or add more spice to it!  Here is my recipe for Cajun Shrimp!

Grilled Cajun Shrimp with Chipotle Dipping Sauce and Coleslaw

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  15 minutes


41-50 count shrimp
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. paprika
dash of pepper
(Feel free to add more seasonings and/or larger portions if you wish – I typically do not measure)

Bagged coleslaw (I buy the bag of coleslaw by Fresh Express)
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of light mayo
2 tbsp. of honey
dash of pepper

Chipotle Sauce:
1 cup of light mayo
3 tsp. chipotle powder
1 tsp. paprika


Heat a large skillet over oven on medium heat with your olive oil.  Place shrimp in skillet and add all of our seasonings.  Cook shrimp on each side for three minutes or until done.  Place on plate

Place coleslaw mix in a bowl and stir in ingredients – as much as you want.  You can add mayo or subtract mayo depending on how creamy you would like your coleslaw.

Mix mayo and spices for the chipotle sauce in small bowl.  Refrigerate before serving.



Sound off in the comments below – did you make this?  What did you change?!

Check out my other recipes here!  Veggie Packed Beef Stew – Han’s Weekly Meal Prep

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Evelyn Lo Foreman

YUM! This looks delicious! Never knew that chipotle sauce is a three ingredient recipe. Time to have some fun and cook some shrimp! =). Thanks!! xo Evelyn,


This looks delicious, that’s dipping sauce is different!


Oh man, I love sea food! And your recipe is perfect, just 15 minutes of preparing , amazing!

Stacy Karyn

Wow, this looks super tasty. Looks like it would be pretty fast to prepare too. It’s going on the list!


This looks so delish! I love anything with shrimp in it!

Jenny Morrison

This looks so amazing! I happen to have a few pounds of shrimp in the fridge! Yeah!


I needed that inspiration! I’m definitely you 5 years ago (aka. need to experiment more in the kitchen…) P.s. Honey in Coleslaw Yum!


YUM. I want to make this into a po boy sandwich!! Thanks for sharing, I like anything with spice!


This looks so good! I love shrimps and they must be delicious with your dipping sauce. Saving it to try it 🙂 xx


Seriously all of my favorite things on one plate Yummmmmm!

Mimi Desir

Seriously, all I need is three ingredients to make chipotlet sauce? I could have done this years ago. lol. How easy is that?! I love cajun shrimp. Will definitely try it.

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Looks delicious !
Thank you for recipe. 👌


This looks amazing and am a shrimp lover. It must be delicious with your dipping sauce. Saving this to give it a try 🙂

Patricia-Ann Que

shrimp is one of my fave ingredients! and having a variety of recipe is always good especially spicy ones like this! will surely give it a try!

tachira wiltshire

This is definitely my kind of recipe . Simple and easy to put together . I love shrimp and coleslaw tow of my faves .