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garlic butter shrimp
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5 from 6 votes

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

This garlic butter shrimp is an easy dinner recipe that takes only minutes to make and one pot to do it in.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, seafood
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 221kcal


  • 2 lbs jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 8 tbs butter divided
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Remove any shells and veins from the shrimp
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan
  • Cook shrimp over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes or until they've turned pink.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the cooked shrimp into a bowl and set them aside.
  • Add garlic to the pan and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the lemon juice and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining butter and let it melt.
  • Pour shrimp back into the pan and toss to coat.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 317mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 104mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg