Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Kabobs

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Bacon Wrapped Chipotle Shrimp Kabobs - recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Grilled shrimp, marinated in chipotle and lime, and wrapped in bacon is something I could very happily eat every single day.

These Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Kabobs literally disappear within 5 minutes every time we make them. A few years ago, when I was visiting my sister Jenny, we decided to play with her recipe for the Chipotle Chicken Kabobs and adapt it for shrimp.

The bacon was a spur of the moment addition and it was a great one. I only shared a few bites with my kids and they went nuts over this shrimp. Served with Avocado Cream Sauce, no one can resist this shrimp.

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Next time, (and any other time!) I’m making this for a main dish, I’ll be doubling or tripling the recipe. We made a few of the shrimp kabobs without bacon and they were every bit as delicious as their bacon-wrapped version.

Bacon Wrapped Chipotle Shrimp Kabobs with Avocado Cream Sauce - recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

If you’re looking for more great shrimp recipes, check out my kids’ favorite Kielbasa and Shrimp Fried Rice, and our Spicy Orange Garlic Shrimp.

This Chili Lime Shrimp with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce is on my list to try soon, along with this Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens and these Shrimp Bacon Sliders.

Considering how happy my kids get when shrimp is on the menu, I should probably add a few more to my list to try soon.

Kitchen Tip: I use these tongs and this blender to make this recipe.

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Bacon Wrapped Chipotle Shrimp Kabobs

5 from 1 vote
Recipe lightly adapted from Chipotle Chicken Skewers
Servings: 2 -3 servings


  • Marinade Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime about 2 tablespoon's worth
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce seeded and minced
  • 1 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 - 6 slices of bacon each slice cut into 3 equal pieces
  • 1 pound medium-large raw shrimp peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • Avocado Cream Sauce for serving


  • Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Place the shrimp in an airtight container or a large ziploc bag. Pour the marinade over the shrimp and seal the bag or container. Turn over a few times to ensure that everything is well coated. Allow the shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • When almost ready to grill, soak wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes before wrapping each shrimp in a piece of bacon and threading the shrimp onto the skewers. Heat the grill to medium high and generously oil the grates to prevent the meat from sticking. Place the kabobs on the grill and let cook, turning once or twice, until the shrimp turns pink and the bacon is cooked through. Serve the shrimp kebabs with Avocado Cream Sauce. Enjoy!


Soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 15 minutes before threading the shrimp onto them. Do as I say and not as I did, forgetting to soak the skewers led to mostly charred and broken skewers last time we made these shrimp.
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{originally published 2/7/15 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/28/17}

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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    • Mary says

      Chipotle in adobo sauce is typically sold in a small can near the green chile, salsas, or other Mexican food ingredients. The brands are I hope that helps!

  1. Esther Camarotte says

    I made these last night for my family along with the avocado sauce it was a huge hit!!! The avocado sauce was also used by some on the flank steak that was also made.5 stars

  2. Renee says

    This recipe is outstanding. I used precooked thick cut bacon – which in my opinion is not fully cooked but perfect for this recipe. I finely chopped tomatoes and put the shrimp in charred flour tortillas with finely chopped cabbage, tomatoes and your recipe for Avocado Cream Sauce. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary Younkin says

      There are a few other shrimp recipes mentioned in the article you might try. You can also use a simple Italian dressing or lemon pepper seasoning. Lots of good options to find.

    • Mary Younkin says

      I grilled these kabobs and didn’t note the time, Margaret. Sorry about that! You’ll want to let them cook, turning once or twice, until the shrimp turns pink and the bacon is cooked through.