One skillet Shrimp and Broccoli cooked in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce. This quick flavor-packed dish makes the perfect healthy weeknight meal in under 20 minutes!
Plus, it’s low-carb and keto-friendly at only 6 net carbs per serving!
Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli in the Skillet
Prepare a meatless meal using shrimp, broccoli, and a few other ingredients. You can make the Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli in a single skillet, saving time and avoiding a mess in the process. With this recipe, you’ll have enough food to serve two people, making it the perfect dish to enjoy with that special someone. Whether you’re an experienced cook or not, this recipe is a great one to try.
How to Make the Skillet Meal
Begin by gathering and prepping all your ingredients. Next, add oil to a skillet and place it on medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to heat, add your broccoli and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
Cook your broccoli for about five minutes before removing it from the skillet and setting it off to the side until you’re ready to use it again.
Add your shrimp to the skillet and season it with salt and paprika, cooking it for about six minutes before removing it from the skillet and setting it off to the side.
Add butter to the warm skillet and allow it to melt. Once you see it’s melted, add your red chili flakes, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Cook until your garlic changes to a golden color.
Add your shrimp and broccoli back to the skillet with lemon slices and simmer everything for two minutes. Garnish with a bit of fresh cilantro when serving.
Should I use fresh or frozen broccoli?
It doesn’t matter if you use fresh or frozen broccoli. If you do plan on using freezing broccoli florets because they’re more convenient, allow the bag of broccoli to thaw for at least an hour before you add it to your skillet.
Do I need to use fresh lemon slices?
You don’t need to use fresh lemon slices in this recipe, but the lemon slices will contribute to the flavor of the meal. The slightly acidic and citrus taste that comes from lemons goes great with the garlic butter sauce. It leaves a refreshing taste in the mouth that you’ll likely enjoy unless you don’t like lemons.
Which size shrimp should I use in this recipe?
Use medium, large, or jumbo shrimp for this recipe. The shrimp will shrink in size when you’re cooking them, which is why it’s best to use large shrimp.
How long will it take to make?
It only takes 20 minutes to make the Skillet Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli. You’ll need about five minutes to prepare your ingredients and an additional 15 minutes to cook everything together.
What do I serve with it?
You can serve your Skillet Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli with white rice, cauliflower rice, pasta, or a fresh side salad. You can even add a bit of the butter garlic sauce over your rice or pasta to give it more flavor if you decide to prepare one of those sides.
Skillet Garlic Butter Shrimp and Broccoli
- 8 oz raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 lemon slices
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- salt to taste
- Heat a medium skillet with a tablespoon of oil and add the broccoli florets and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes and remove the broccoli and keep it aside.
- In the same skillet add the shrimp along with the salt, and paprika. Cook for 5-6 minutes until done. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and keep aside.
- To the same skillet, add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the garlic, Italian seasoning, and red chili flakes. Cook for 2 minutes until the garlic turns crispy golden.
- Return the broccoli and shrimp to the skillet with few lemon slices. Let it simmer in butter sauce for 2 minutes.
- Serve the shrimp and broccoli while it is still warm along with the butter sauce and fresh cilantro..