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Chipotle Shrimp a La Diabla
with leftover tri-color slaw

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

Chipotle peppers add the heat to this Latin-inspired dish. Since we serve it up with a side of slaw from last night, most of the hard work is already done!



Chipotle Shrimp a La Diabla:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Onions - 1, chopped
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, chopped
  • Chipotle peppers (usually found canned in adobo sauce) - 1, chopped finely
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined (if kosher, sub sliced chicken breasts) - 1 lb
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Crushed tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Tortillas, flour and taco-sized - 8
  • Limes - 1, sliced into wedges
  • Leftover tri-color slaw - ~4 cups

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Garlic / Onions / Green peppers / Chipotle peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry.


  1. Heat a saute pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and cooking oil and then onions to heated oil with some salt. Saute for ~3 minutes, until softened.
  2. Next add garlic, bell peppers, and cumin. Saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add chipotles and crushed tomatoes (If you’re worried about heat at all, start with half - or even less - of the chopped chipotles. You can always add more heat later). Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. If the pan ever looks too dry, just add some water (or white wine if you have some open!).
  4. Next add in shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, another 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.
  5. Warm tortillas according to package instructions.
  6. Enjoy shrimp with tortillas and lime wedges and leftover slaw on the side. You can try to make tacos or just break up the tortillas to scoop up all the goodness. If you have creme fraiche leftover from the week, feel free to spoon that onto your shrimp for extra creaminess.

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This meal has 27 reviews

Very good! I added salt, water/wine, and a teaspoon of brown sugar.

By: Tracy
Posted: May 12, 2017
Diet: Original

Interesting flavors! No complaints from hubby, 1 year old and 3 year old.

By: Jena
Posted: Dec 14, 2016
Diet: Original

My family loved this dish, I served it with Jasmine rice and it was amazing!!!!!

By: Claire
Posted: Nov 21, 2015
Diet: Original

Simple and delicious! I only used half of the crushed tomato portion and glad I did! Next time I will add more than 2-3 chipotle peppers for an extra kick. I also changed the dressing for the slaw - I used a bagged broccoli slaw mix and blended 1 avocado, 1/2 lime juice, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1/4 cup water, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 3 tbsp cilantro.

By: Alissa
Posted: Nov 20, 2015
Diet: Original

I didn't add enough diabla, but it was very tasty.

By: Jana
Posted: Sep 12, 2015
Diet: Original

Interesting take. Not exactly mexican. More like italian mexican, ha ha. I would put in 1/2 the tomatoes so it's a little less soupy. Other than that, delicious!

By: Alicia
Posted: Sep 09, 2015
Diet: Original