Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp

Simple and delicious, grilled shrimp in a sweet and spicy sauce is perfect for a fast week night dinner. Today’s recipe uses Asian chili garlic sauce, honey, soy sauce, and lime juice for an Asian-inspired sauce. Brush the shrimp with the spicy sauce and place on a grill or a grill pan on the stove. You may want to use skewers for the grill.

This dish is so versatile. You could serve it as an appetizer, add it to a rice or pasta bowl, top a green salad, or serve it as the main entrée. Sides of rice or pasta with asparagus or broccoli work well.

Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp

Use organic when available. Serves 4


Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp

Ready in minutes, Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp are flavorful and sweet.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Asian
Keyword garlic shrimp, grilled shrimp, grilled sweet chili lime shrimp, sweet chili lime shrimp, sweet chili sauce
Servings 4


  • 1 lb medium fresh shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • salt to taste


  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry
  • In large bowl, whisk together sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, honey, lime juice, and salt
  • Reserve some sauce for basting
  • Add shrimp to bowl and turn shrimp to coat both sides

Using Grill

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  • Brush grill with oil and arrange shrimp on it
  • Brush shrimp with marinade as it cooks
  • Cook shrimp 2 to 3 minutes per side until it is opaque
  • Transfer to serving plate

Stove Top

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in grill pan
  • Place shrimp on grill & baste both sides as it cooks
  • Cook shrimp 2 to 3 minutes per side until it is opaque
  • Transfer to serving plate
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges or chopped green onions


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17 thoughts to “Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp”

  1. That’s my kind of food Carol. Quick, tasty and unlikely to get it wrong. Now I just have to find the ingredients, especially fresh lime. Not easy in our culinary wasteland.

    1. Phil if there is no fresh lime, try looking for bottled lime juice. If no lime at all, use a lemon. I hope you love it!

  2. Super delicious and am a seafood lover. Pinned this one for use
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  3. Oh I can not wat to try this! I like shrimp a lot but am always looking for new and flavorful ways to prepare it.

    1. I understand – I’ve developed an allergy to lots of my favorite foods. It’s sad but being healthy is more important.

  4. Outstanding and love it, pinned it.
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