spicy and garlicky chili garlic shrimp in cast iron skillet

Chili Garlic Shrimp

Chili Garlic Shrimp is easy to make yet packed with big, bold flavors you'll love. Serve with steamed rice or noodles for a hearty and tasty weeknight dinner!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chili garlic shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 170kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 pound large shrimps
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry wine
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • green onions, chopped


  • Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tail intact. Wash under cold water and drain very well.
  • In a bowl, combine chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil, sugar, and pepper. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over high heat, heat canola oil. Add shrimps and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to3 minutes or until just until color changes to pink.
  • Add chili garlic sauce mixture and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is reduced, stirring regularly to coat shrimps with sauce. 
  • Remove from pan and garnish with green onions. Serve hot.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1592mg | Potassium: 109mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.6mg