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This is one of my favorite Mexican shrimp meals to make. Everyone gobbles it up. Best served with rice, about 3 to 4 cups cooked. I like to sprinkle mine with Cojita cheese and cilantro also.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place bell peppers, onion, and garlic in the butter and saute until tender and onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and set aside. Save pan and juices and keep warm.

  • Combine broth and green chiles in a separate pan and bring to a simmer. Turn off heat and add cream cheese, stirring slowly until incorporated. Add Mexican crema, chile de arbol, cumin, and oregano. Stir again. Add peppers, onion, and garlic; stir to incorporate. Remove from heat.

  • Heat reserved pan with juices over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Stir shrimp into cream mixture and serve.

Cook's Notes:

You may also use chicken in this recipe.

If cream mixture is too thick, add chicken broth until you reach desired consistency. If too thin, add more cream cheese or Mexican crema.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 22.6g; carbohydrates 6g; fat 20.9g; cholesterol 235mg; sodium 917.4mg. Full Nutrition