There are only 5 ingredients in this easy yet super flavorful shrimp soup with fajita flavors. Low-carb, whole30, and paleo, this light soup is a great starter.
This recipe has been on my mind for some time now. After a lot of revisions, I ultimately decided to keep it as simple as possible hence the 5-ingredients.
Ok yes, if you don’t have your own fajita seasoning blend then there are technically more than 5 ingredients. But seriously, after my most popular recipe – 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas, I expected you all to have your own fajita seasoning in your pantry by now. If not, here you go again:
Personally, seafood always seems to cook extremely fast in the slow cooker, especially when using the HIGH setting. With this recipe, after I tossed the shrimp in, I turned my slow cooker off. Within a 5 minutes with the lid on, and all the heat off – my shrimp were cooked to perfection. The point is, know your slow cooker folks.
- 1 lb shrimp
- 64 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 bell pepper, sliced or diced
- 1 onion, sliced or diced
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp fajita seasoning (see blog post for homemade fajita seasoning)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded & sliced
- 1 tablespoon oil (for Instant Pot)
- Add the broth, fajita seasoning, bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
- Add shrimp & cook an additional 5-15 minutes or until shrimp are no longer pink.
- Turn on the Instant Pot and select sauté. Once hot add the oil, bell peppers, and onion & cook for a 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
- Add the broth & if needed, use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pressure cooker to remove any bits that stuck to it. Make sure you scrape it well to avoid burning during cooking.
- Stir in the fajita seasoning and jalapeno.
- Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 8 minutes. When done cooking, quick release the pressure.
- Open the lid and turn the pressure cooker to saute. Add the shrimp and cook 5-10 minutes or until shrimp are no longer pink.
This is a great recipe to ‘jazz’ up with extra veggies. Mushrooms, zucchini, corn, even black beans all make great additions. No, corn and black beans are not whole30 or paleo.
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