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Camarones en Crema Chipotle in a black iron skillet topped with slices of yellow lemon and surrounded by a blue kitchen towel and green cilantro.
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5 from 11 votes

Camarones en Crema Chipotle

Camarones en Crema Chipotle are juicy, large shrimp in a creamy chipotle sauce. This Mexican seafood recipe is absolutely delicious and ready in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time13 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 293kcal


  • 1 lb large shrimp deveined and shells removed
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 1 garlic minced


  • Rinse the shrimp. 
  • Set aside until ready to use. 
  • To a blender, add the chipotle pepper, milk, sour cream, and salt. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Taste for salt. 
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter. 
  • Add the shrimp. 
  • Add salt. 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes until they turn pink. 
  • Stirring occasionally.
  • Add the onion and garlic. 
  • Cook for 1 minute, or until the onion is translucent. 
  • Stirring constantly. 
  • Add the chipotle cream sauce to the skillet.
  • Stir to combine. 
  • Cook for 1 minute. 
  • Remove from heat and serve.



You can swap out the sour cream for cream cheese for a thicker, richer consistency. However, you will need to add more milk to the blender in order to blend completely.
If you’re not into spice, use only half the chipotle pepper. It will still give you the smoky chipotle flavor without the heat.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 732IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 3mg