Honey Garlic Shrimp

overhead photo of Honey Garlic Shrimp in a skilletThis easy shrimp dish is ready in 30 minutes or less. Cooked shrimp is coated in an addictive honey garlic sauce.
overhead photo of Honey Garlic Shrimp on a white plate
I think out of all the sauces I’ve shared over the years, this honey garlic sauce is my favorite. I’ve used it for honey garlic chicken, honey garlic cauliflower, and now honey garlic shrimp. This sauce works with just about anything and I find myself wanting to lick my bowl clean after to get every last bit of the sauce.
close-up photo of Honey Garlic Shrimp
To make this dish, simply cook the shrimp until done. While your shrimp are cooking, you make the sauce at the same time. Once the shrimp is cooked, your sauce should be just about be ready too. Let the sauce and shrimp cool slightly before glazing the shrimp with the sauce. If you want to really up the flavor, broil the shrimp for a few minutes in the oven, which allows the sauce to caramelize onto the shrimp.
close-up photo of Honey Garlic sauce
overhead photo of shrimp in a skillet
This is such a simple dish to make and it goes great with rice, tortillas, salads and more.
photo of Honey Garlic Shrimp with rice

If you love shrimp you might like my Honey Walnut Shrimp, too!

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Cooked shrimp coated in an addictive honey garlic sauce is quick and easy 30-minute dinner.


  • 1 lb peeled shrimp

for the sauce

  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6  tbsp water + 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce 


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook shrimp until just done. When shrimp are done, set aside and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. While shrimp are cooking, add all sauce ingredients except water + cornstarch into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, completely dissolve cornstarch in water. Pour into mixture. Stir constantly to keep the cornstarch from clumping up, and bring sauce to a simmer again. Allow sauce to cook for about 2-3 minutes until thick. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool slightly for a few minutes. Sauce should thicken even more while cooling.

  3. If you wish to broil the shrimp to get the glaze to caramelize over it, spread cooked shrimp on baking sheet. Brush both sides of shrimp with glaze, reserving some glaze for after. Set your oven to low broil and cook shrimp in oven for about 5-10 minutes until the surface of the shrimp begins to blister and caramelize. Some of the sauce that did not caramelize onto the shrimp will have turned watery from the heat. Just drain the thin sauce off before serving. Brush the shrimp with remaining glaze. If desired, garnish with fresh chopped herbs before serving.

  4. If you do not wish to broil the shrimp, you can simply toss the cooked shrimp in the glaze. I recommend adding the shrimp to a large bowl, then adding sauce and tossing until evenly coated. You can also brush the shrimp with the glaze to help with even coating. I don't recommend adding the sauce back into your shrimp pan because the heat from the pan may make your sauce very thin. If desired, garnish with fresh chopped herbs before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.7g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 182.5mg61%
Sodium 401.8mg17%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 26.5g29%
Protein 23.9g48%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Net Carbs 40g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


2 comments on “Honey Garlic Shrimp”

  1. Oh, this is a good one for TC to make, ha ha.  Teen labor.  We liked the cauliflower and chicken version so I know we will love this!

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