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Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Cakes (Paleo & Low Carb)

Prepare yourself to take the regular shrimp to another level! These Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Cakes are going to blow your mind. Super easy to make that you'll only need your food processor (or blender) and your oven for this recipe!

Okay, this is a recipe that I genuinely wanted to make in years (I'm not even kidding!) and it finally happened! I made this during lent season so my freezer was loaded with seafood, and of course, shrimp is one of those essential foods.

From a seafood lover to another (or not), we all know that fish can be kind of plain and boring to cook sometimes, or maybe the ideas are just the same but I'm here to show you with this post that seafood is super versatile, you gotta get creative!

For this recipe I added that Chipotle BBQ taste thanks to Siete Foods new potato chips, in Chipotle BBQ flavor of course and guys, it goes so well with this recipe. It really saves the step of adding flavors and texture to the recipe since we are also blending it to create a flour base.

Stepping up the shrimp game with these easy Shrimp Cakes! They are super flavorful and they have a great consistency. We are using simple, and minimal ingredients. And of course, there's always an alternative, if you don't have those chips (although they are amazing with this recipe) you can also use almond flour.

What you'll need for these Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Cakes:

Plus having simple ingredients, this recipe is basically fail proof! So if you are cooking this as a beginner or cooking to impress someone special this is a recipe to try. Sounds pretty elaborated when it's actually extremely easy.

The easiest Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Cakes:

This recipe is super super easy to make and it took me just a few minutes to prepare, you only need these two things around: your food processor (or blender) and your oven, that is it. As easy as that. Main reason why I tell you that this recipe is fail proof. Making sure it doesn't burn is a whole new story, but with your timer we are all set!

The full list of ingredients, along with the instructions and substitutions will be below! This is a very versatile recipe!

Anyways, this is a crowd pleaser! Kids and adults will love this recipe and I hope you do too since it's not only super easy and mostly mess free but it's also delicious! A fancy but extremely easy recipe, hard to miss this, don't you think?

Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Keto Friendly

  • Paleo

  • Gluten and Grain Free

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Kid friendly

  • Delicious!

The Final Result:

They have a crispy outside but soft texture. It's flavorful, you can sense the BBQ and slightly touch of chipotle and along with that it pairs very well with some paleo friendly ranch too, along with some veggies.

You can add them as a side dish, on your lunch boxes and even a snack for your little ones. It's a fun and easy way to get some nutrients and veggies in!

Pro tip! You can also air fry it for a couple of minutes once sliced and cool if you want an extra crispy edges, it's a game changer for real.

Sharing is Caring!

So let's start cooking, a simple and fail proof recipe to nourish that body and still enjoy those amazing leftovers! Also, remember that sharing is caring so please share this link with your loved ones, cooking buddies, pin, save or bookmark this recipe!

With love,



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Chipotle BBQ Shrimp Cakes

By María Fernanda López

Serves 9


  • 2 (300g) cups of chopped raw shrimp

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup of egg whites

  • 2/3 (84g) cup of ground Chipotle BBQ Siete Chips*

  • 1 tsp of sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp of black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. In your food processor add all the ingredients.

  3. Pulse or blend until you get a smooth and homogeneous consistency.

  4. In a baking tray with a baking mat place 1/4 cup of the mix and with your shape them into a nice circular form.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes. They should be crispy and puffy on the outside.

  6. Let it cool down and serve with some vegetables or salsa.

*You can use almond flour or pork panko (gluten free alternative) instead.


Nutritional Information (per serving 42 kcal)

Fat: 2.9g

Carbs: 0.5g

Fiber: 0.1g

Net Carbs: 0.4g

Protein: 3.7g


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