15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

Finger-licking 15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp is quick and easy! This sweet, sticky, flavor-packed shrimp is perfect for busy weeknights.

15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe

15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

I feel like I’m running the risk of having a glorified shrimp party up in here but gosh darn it, I love it so!

This finger-licking good honey garlic shrimp is ready in less time than it would take you to google your local takeout joint’s phone number.

What’s that? You’re like my husband and have their digits committed to memory? Welll… this will be in your face in 15 minutes so… I still win. Actually you win too if you make this.


15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe
5 from 4 votes

15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

These speedy honey garlic shrimp are sweet, sticky, and bursting with flavor!

As written, this recipe serves 4-6. Only serving two? Feel free to halve the recipe! See post below for some delicious side dish options to go with this speedy shrimp.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword Honey Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 380 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 2 lb thawed or fresh raw shrimp (cleaned/peeled/deveined)
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • chopped green onion to taste


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (approx 1.5-2 TBSP)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP sweet chili sauce
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste (or minced fresh ginger)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Clean and peel shrimp, defrosting if needed. Lately we’ve been buying frozen, deveined, easy-peel shrimp. All I have to do is defrost, peel, and cook! You can also buy your shrimp already peeled if you’d like! Season shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a large pan or skillet to medium-high and melt your butter. Oil can be used if preferred.
  4. Cook shrimp on each side for about 1-2 minutes until shrimp start to curl but are still a bit under-done. Add your sauce and cook for an additional minute or until the shrimp are cooked through. This will vary a bit based on the size you choose, so look for curled, opaque shrimp and you’re good to go!
  5. For an extra thick sauce, remove and plate your shrimp, allowing the sauce some extra simmer time. Keep an eye on it as it reduces, stirring if needed. Remove from heat once thickened and pour over shrimp.
  6. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion. For extra fiery shrimp you can even add additional crushed red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Gluten-Free friends, simply choose GF Tamari or your favorite wheat-free soy sauce – there are lots on the market to choose from. 

No sweet chili sauce? No problem! Simply replace it with an extra 2 TBSP of honey.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 587mg196%
Sodium 2431mg106%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Sheet pan roasted broccoli

Looking for some tasty side dishes to pair with your honey garlic shrimp?

We love pairing our shrimp with fluffy white rice and roasted broccoli. I’ll include our go-t0 recipe below!

easy roasted broccoli recipe


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 2-3 TBSP olive or avocado oil
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add broccoli and mix to coat.
  4. Spritz or rub a baking sheet with a little bit of oil and add your broccoli in a thin layer, spaced if possible.
  5. Season with salt  (sea salt is my favorite) and bake for 15 minutes, or longer if more tender broccoli are preferred. Al dente broccoli will be ready earlier, so check at the 10-15 minute mark and more tender broccoli may take 20 minutes. I always snag a floret to test and judge based on that. You want tender broccoli on the inside with crispy browned edges basically. Now get your broccoli on and enjoy!

more scrumptious side dishes for shrimp:

Finger-licking 15-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp is quick and easy! This sweet, sticky, flavor-packed shrimp is perfect for busy weeknights. For a tasty side I've also included my favorite roasted broccoli recipe! #shrimp #seafood #pescatarian #quickandeasy #easyrecipes #dinner #restaurantcopycat #takeout
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  • Liz

    5 stars
    I’m all about quick and easy recipes and my husband loves shrimp so this is perfect!

  • Samantha Dawn

    5 stars
    Such a delicious main dish! Shrimp is a staple over here and I love the flavour pairings here.

    • It really does rock my socks, haha! Thanks Samantha!

  • John O'Neill

    5 stars
    I made this with prawns for me and my wife and with chicken for my daughter and it has quickly become the favourite recipe in the house, thank you so much for sharing this. We like it with sticky basmati rice and extra sauce drizzled over the top..

    • John I am so excited to hear it, thank you!!! So thrilled this is a new family favorite for y’all!

  • 5 stars
    Oh my, this looks scrumptious. and easy to prepare! I like it paired with broccoli and substituted with GF ingredients. Perfect for an any day meal!

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