25 Chicken and Shrimp Recipes For An Extra Protein-Packed Meal!

Chicken and Shrimp Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good protein-packed meal filled with flavors and loaded with deliciousness? 

Shrimp has high nutritional value as it contains essential vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin C. If you talk about chicken, the highest protein content is found in its breast. When combined, these create magic that is hard to resist. 

I want you all to try these delectable chicken and shrimp recipes so you don’t miss out on your daily protein requirement. A gym freak might adore these recipes to the core, so why should you fall behind? Dig in and learn the greatest recipes out there.

1. Chicken Thighs and Shrimp Paella

Are you fond of chicken thighs? I surely love my rice and chicken thighs. To your surprise, this recipe has both. Chicken thighs and shrimp paella recipe involve paella rice cooked with shrimp, veggies, and our favorite chicken.

The extra seasoning in this recipe comes from saffron. As you know, saffron has a great elite aroma and spreads its color to the recipe. After putting the chicken and rice into the pot, you have to add shrimp and peas. 

Make sure you cover the lid with foil paper and allow the rice to rest for 5 mins. Let the aroma of this recipe ignite the room.

2. Outback Steakhouse Queensland Chicken and Shrimp

If I have to name my comfort chicken and shrimp recipe, it will definitely be Outback Steakhouse Queensland Chicken and Shrimp recipe. The warmth of this recipe takes me back to my childhood. 

It’s easy to make, and the sauce is super creamy, with milk and cream as its main ingredients. The fun fact is that you sauté the shrimp and chicken with a delicious combination of spices and white wine.

You can drink some too if you like. Once the sauce is prepared, pasta is made, and the meat gets sautéed, it’s time to assemble them all. Pour the sauce on top and garnish with parsley for that extra vibe.

3. Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara


Olive Garden Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara will blow your mind away with its power-packed protein recipe. It has eggs, bacon, chicken, and shrimp. You are going to feel a mix of diverse flavors in your mouth. 

The sauce is prepared with egg yolks and heavy cream. This pasta recipe is creamy, cheesy, meaty, and whatnot. You can’t miss out on this one. It’s an easy yet delicious meal. 

Take it from me, and whisk the eggs properly to get the smoothest sauce out there. Take your choice of pasta, and Voilà! Enjoy the exquisite flavors. 

4. Creamy Shrimp Scampi with Chicken

Did you say one more wine recipe? Well, here you go. This creamy shrimp scampi with chicken is made of a sauce with dry white wine, tomatoes, and whipping cream as its key ingredients. 

Suppose you are tired and don’t want to spend time making dinner. Look no more because this recipe will take only 30 mins of your time. Make your sauce, and sauté your meat. Once done, enjoy the meal. 

One thing to note is that this recipe involves chicken breasts. You can replace it with chicken tenders to reduce the time to cook the meat. 

5. Chicken and Shrimp Pasta

One of the classic Chicken and Shrimp recipes that will make your day. How much pasta is too much pasta? I often ask this to myself because pasta is undoubtedly one of my favorite Italian delicacies. 

This pasta recipe has a sauce made from wine, chicken broth, parmesan cheese, and garlic. The cheese contributes to the creaminess, and the wine and garlic give the extra punch of flavor. 

You can add your choice of veggies like bell peppers, onions, or broccoli. Also, if you don’t want to add wine, use chicken broth on its own. Garnish with parsley and enjoy with garlic bread.

6. Jambalaya – Chicken, Shrimp and Andouille 

‘Jambalaya’ is a great one-pot recipe. The name might sound intimidating, but the recipe tastes fabulous. It’s filled with meat, and the gravy is prepared with cajun seasoning. 

The Andouille sausage is the extra kick in the recipe. You can never go wrong with too much meat. This gravy recipe has amazing seasoning that goes well with rice or bread. 

You can pair it with any accompaniment, enhancing all the flavors. The cajun seasoning can be prepared with spices like garlic powder and paprika at home if you have a little extra time. 

7. Chicken Shrimp Stir-Fry

Are you health conscious? If yes, this recipe will be one of your favorites. You need just one pot to cook all the ingredients together; the amalgamation will be divine. 

Chicken Shrimp Stir-Fry is made in about 20 mins. You need to stir-fry the veggies and garlic. I like my broccoli to be the key veggie. Further, add the chicken along with the star ingredient – coconut aminos followed by stevia. Finally, add your shrimp and cook it well. 

The stir-fry recipe altogether has a different taste. You can eat it alone or serve it over hot cauliflower rice to amplify the taste.

8. Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Patience is the key to deliciousness. This quote defines the Sausage, Chicken, and Shrimp Gumbo recipe. It has the best meat of the lot and the thickest gravy to blow your mind. 

The gravy is prepared by whisking flour with oil and combining delicious veggies like bell peppers, okra, and tomatoes. Chicken and the special Creole seasoning are added to this brown gravy. 

Shrimp goes into the pot at the end, and then let it rest for a while. Once everything gets cooked well and the gravy smells amazing, serve it with hot rice. The trick to ace this recipe is to achieve a dark brown color when you are whisking the flour. 

9. Chicken and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce

Lemons give that extra punch you crave in your thick gravy recipes. This is one of the lightest and most punchy chicken and shrimp recipes. The Chicken and Shrimp with lemon cream sauce recipe has asparagus tossed in the lemon sauce and your favorite pasta. 

The sauce is easy to make. All you need is whipping cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Pour in your cooked meat and add the pasta. Give a good toss, and there you go—the creamiest, tangy pasta recipe with chicken and shrimp. 

Note that this recipe won’t require more than a medium-sized lemon. 

10. Jack Daniel’s Chicken and Shrimp

Where is my Whiskey gang? This recipe is a tribute to all Jack Daniel’s lovers out there. The sauce is to die for because it’s made from Jack Daniel’s Honey Whiskey. 

Once you have made the sauce, just toss in the cooked chicken and shrimp in the sauce and let the meat get smothered in the lip-smacking sauce made from the classic whiskey, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, and garlic. 

Jack Daniel’s chicken and shrimp is a great starter recipe for throwing a party at your place. To complete the meal, serve with mashed potatoes, fried rice, or veggies. 

11. Shrimp and Chicken Chow Mein

It’s time for a little Chinese touch to our recipe. Whenever I’m craving some Chinese, I make this Shrimp and Chicken Chow Mein, which has the perfect balance of spices and is loaded with flavors. 

Start by cooking the shrimp and chicken well. Once done, add coleslaw, bean sprouts, and the custom-made sauce. The sauce is prepared with oyster, soy, and chili oil. Mix everything well and pour it on top of the meat. Give it a good toss. 

Garnish it with spring onions and relish the delicious meal. Ensure you don’t overcook the meat; otherwise, it’ll get chewy. 

12. Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Applebee’s

A classic Bourbon whiskey does wonders for the dish if it’s used in the marinade. Can you imagine coating the chicken with Whiskey? Wild, right? This recipe has two stages. 

The initial stage involves the preparation of the magical marinade using Bourbon whiskey, soy sauce, garlic, brown, sugar, and olive oil. Coat the chicken and shrimp well with the marinade. 

Further, cook them while you prepare the sauce with onions, green peppers, and a leftover marinade mixture. Whisk it and then mix it with the cooked meat. Serve with hot rice or bread. 

13. Shrimp and Chicken Fried Rice

One of my favorite chicken and shrimp recipes has got to be the fried rice one. With minimal ingredients, this meal delivers the best possible quality in terms of taste. 

You start by cooking chicken, followed by veggies and shrimp. Once done, add rice, mirin, and salt. Finally, the extra seasoning comes from drizzling the sesame oil. Stir everything well, and the dish is made. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot. 

Remember not to overcook the rice, as it can turn mushy. This classic subtly spiced recipe looks homely and tastes divine. 

14. Chicken and Shrimp Fajita

Were you craving something that can be cooked easily and in less time? Well, Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas will be your savior because this recipe is popular for its seasoning made with a lot of spices. 

The seasoning has spices like onion powder, chili powder, and paprika mixed and coated on the meat after a drizzle of olive oil on the top. Once this is done, just cook your meat, add your favorite veggies for the colorful aesthetic touch, and you’re done. 

Serve it hot with tortillas alongside guacamole. You can adjust the spices as per your taste preference. 

15. Pad Thai with Chicken Shrimp

A lip-smacking meal with pad thai noodles, eggs, chicken, and shrimp. I like to have scrambled eggs for breakfast. So, when I’m craving a protein-packed nutritious meal with a tweak, I opt for Pad Thai with Chicken Shrimp. 

You will feel a burst of flavor because of the flavorful sauce made from pad Thai sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce. 

With this recipe, you must be careful while cooking the pad thai. It tends to stick a lot due to the extra presence of starch in it. Garnish your rice noodle meal with scallions and relish the delicacy. 

16. Special Chicken and Shrimp Lo Mein

The foremost thing while making a Chinese meal is that you can experiment with the flavors per your preferences. This special chicken and shrimp lo mein is a wonderful example of a balanced meal. 

It has veggies, the classic good old sauce made from oyster sauce, soy sauce, corn starch, and chicken stock. Almost the same ingredients are used for the marinade. 

The fun part is using Chinese egg noodles to experience the Chinese taste thoroughly. I like my Chinese food to be colorful. So, I add broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots to the noodles. 

17. Authentic Thai Tom Yum Goong Soup with Chicken and Shrimp

Were you all waiting for good starters? Well, here is one of the starter chicken and shrimp recipes. I like to have this soup on a winter morning or a rainy day. 

The warmth in the Thai Tom Yum Goong Soup with Chicken and Shrimp heals every part of my body. Add all the ingredients to the pot one by one, including galangal, lemongrass, tomatoes, mushrooms, shallots, fish sauce, and then the tom yum paste. 

Let the soup thicken, and then serve it hot to enjoy the tangy freshness of the tom yum soup. If you want a creamy version, just add coconut milk in the end, and you are good to go. 

18. Cambodian Chicken-and-Rice Soup with Shrimp Recipe

Another starter soup recipe with the infusion of rice in it. This subtly flavored recipe is a great meal for all rice lovers. 

It’s a one-pot recipe with the chicken, shrimp, and rice being cooked with garlic, ginger, and fish sauce. The rice used in this meal is the jasmine rice. You can add lime juice for that extra punch. 

Garnish this hot soup meal with some lemon wedges and stir in basil and chili in the end. 

19. Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

How many dumplings are too many dumplings? For a dumpling lover like me, I can hog on dumplings all day long. Bring in my favorite dips, and I can eat them three times a day. 

Pour your ingredients into a food processor, including chicken, shrimp, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Once the mixture is blended well, add a spoonful of the amount to the dumpling wrapper. Fold it and then cook it. 

This recipe’s cooking part is based on your preference and availability. I like to steam my dumplings, but you can pan-fry or even boil them. Serve this starter dish with hot sauce or chipotle sauce and relish it. 

20. Hibachi Chicken and Shrimp

Soy sauce amplifies any dish it goes into as an ingredient. This simple and tasty meal has the easiest marinade with a soy sauce mixture, including garlic, ginger, and cayenne. 

The chicken is sautéed with onions and then goes in the zucchini, followed by shrimp. You give everything a good toss. Make sure each veggie and meat is intact and not mushy. 

Serve with hot rice, or consume it as a party starter with your favorite beverage. Remember not to overdo the sauce mixture; otherwise, it might taste salty. 

21. Shrimp and Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls

Ditch your plain, boring bowls and switch to these interesting pineapple bowls. 

Top the pineapple bowls with fried rice prepared in soy sauce and black pepper. 

The chicken and shrimp is coated with the flavorful teriyaki sauce and poultry seasoning. Once you assemble the bowl with fried rice, then top it with meat and enjoy this aesthetically pleasing bowl. 

If you want to make it more colorful, add in veggies like bell peppers and broccoli. It’s a wholesome meal packed with protein and carbs. 

22. Saffron Orzo With Grilled Meat And Veggies

I go all out experimenting with new dishes and fusing various ingredients. The Saffron Orzo is the highlight of this recipe. 

Using chicken stock, saffron threads, orzo, olive oil, and parsley, you can make this amazing saffron orzo. This beautiful-looking orzo is topped with grilled meat and colorful vegetables to amplify its taste. 

You can all use various kinds of mushrooms and bell peppers for this recipe. Grill the corn after the meat and veggies are done. 

23. Oven Fried Chicken with Creamy Fontina Shrimp Sauce

With all the thick sauce recipes, it’s time to go with a creamy one made from white wine and whipped cream. 

The smoothest texture of this sauce is achieved by slowly combining white wine, flour, chicken stock, and heavy cream. Further, add the shrimp and Fontina cheese. Blend it well, and pour it on the fried chicken. 

This creamy meal can be easily prepared because the chicken needs to be baked. While that’s done, you can prepare the sauce. Make sure you coat the chicken with a generous layer of Panko bread crumbs and flour. 

24. Shrimp and Chicken Pancit Canton

The name describes the star ingredient of the Shrimp and Chicken Pancit Canton recipe. Pancit Canton is flour noodles. When paired with the right sauce and meat, it leaves a great impression on your guests. 

In this recipe, you must first pan-fry the shrimp and then add it to the noodles and chicken in the last step. You can cook the shredded chicken and Chinese sausage in the sauce and then toss in the Pancit Canton.

Make this dish more exciting by adding a lot of veggies and garlic cloves. 

25. Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

My chicken and shrimp recipes can’t go without a cajun spiced chicken. By the name, you know by now that this recipe involves fettuccine. It’s one of the creamiest and most flavorful recipes with a lot of good seasoning mix. 

You start by seasoning the meat with cajun and garlic seasoning. Cook them and then go for the preparation of the sauce. The key ingredients responsible for making the sauce creamy are cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and whipping cream. 

Toss the noodles into the sauce, followed by the meat. Your mind-blowing Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo is ready to be served hot. Gather all the compliments in one go. 

The Chicken and shrimp recipes are good for fitness freaks and meat lovers. You may find a variety of dishes involving more protein. The saying goes well, ‘the more, the merrier’. There’s always room for improvising and adding your own flavors. 

Well, this is not the end yet. I have saved the best for the last. It’s time for some lip-smacking Mexican Tacos loaded with chicken and shrimp. So, stop contemplating and start making. 

chicken and shrimp tacos

Chicken and Shrimp Tacos

I love a good cheesy, meaty taco. It calms my hunger pangs. The easiest, most delicious chicken and shrimp tacos are here. Hop onto these and leave your guests in wonder. This recipe mainly has minimal ingredients, but you can customize it as per your preference. I like my veggies and some cheese on the top.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 people
Calories 161 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven


  • 12 oz raw jumbo shrimp
  • 8 oz chicken breast
  • tbsp tbsp. Taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn tortilla taco shells
  • Mexican salsa
  • 2 Diced bell peppers
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Cilantro


  • Start by preheating the oven to 375F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the tails from the shrimp, followed by rinsing the shrimp under cool water. Pat it dry and add to a bowl.
  • Cut the chicken pieces into cubes and add to the same bowl.
  • To the bowl, add 2 tbsp. Olive oil and 1 ½ tbsp. Taco seasoning. Stir well to mix everything.
  • Spread the mixture on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for around 12 minutes, till the meat is cooked through.
  • Assemble your taco shells with Mexican salsa and veggies.
  • Top it with cheese and Cilantro.


You can add your desired topping and veggies for the taco mixture. Make it fun with a pop of color. 
Nutritional Information:
Carbohydrates: 3g  | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g
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