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grilled bbq shrimp skewers

Grilled BBQ Shrimp

These juicy grilled BBQ shrimp skewers are the perfect healthy 10-minute summer meal. They're quick and easy to grill and coated in tangy barbecue sauce!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Serving 4 servings


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • cup BBQ sauce, I love Stubb’s sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp salt, based on taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. You can also use an indoor grill pan. Make sure to lightly grease your grill by spraying or dipping paper towels in oil and spreading them across the grill.
  • Add the shrimp to a large mixing bowl along with 3 Tbsp of BBQ sauce, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Save the rest of the BBQ sauce to brush onto the shrimp later.
  • Thread 5 to 6 shrimp onto each grilling skewer. If using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes, so they do not burn on the grill.
  • Grill the shrimp for about 2 minutes on the first side. Flip and brush the grilled side with extra bbq sauce.
  • Grill the second side for an additional 2 - 3 minutes. Once done, remove from the grill and brush both sides again with the remaining bbq sauce. NOTE: Shrimp cook quickly, so make sure you don’t overcook them, or they will be rubbery and tough.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Oven Instructions: If you don't have a grill pan or a grill, use your oven. Simply place the shrimp skewers on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes on one side, then carefully flip and broil for another 2-3 minutes.
Storing: Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating: For best results, reheat grilled shrimp off the skewer in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds or until warm.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Healthy
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