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17 Easy Chicken and Shrimp Recipes

Double the fun and the flavor with these easy chicken and shrimp recipes.

From fajitas to paella, they’re meaty, bright, and perfect for family dinners.

17 Easy Chicken and Shrimp Recipes featuring Shrimp and Chicken Paella with Green Beans and Peas
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Whether you need low-calorie surf and turf or something protein-packed, these 17 mouthwatering combinations of shrimp and chicken are sure to satisfy.

We’ve got copycats from Olive Garden and Applebee’s as well as zesty Cajun chicken and shrimp, and even a delicious pad Thai. 

So, try one or try them all! I promise you won’t be disappointed with any of these chicken and shrimp recipes.

1. Garlic Chicken and Shrimp

This recipe is one of the easiest on this list, and it is ready to serve in just 30 minutes!

We all know that garlic chicken and garlic shrimp are fabulous, so why not enjoy them together? 

This recipe walks you through preparing juicy chicken and shrimp that is delicious served with pasta, rice, or a crunchy, cool salad!

2. Sizzling Cheesy Chicken and Shrimp

Cold winter nights bring in comfort food galore, and this recipe is no exception.

It’s a heavenly combination of Mexican cheese and vegetables combined with pan-seared chicken and shrimp. 

You’ll cook the chicken and shrimp and partner it with a heaping mound of creamy mashed potatoes to enjoy a cheesy, sizzling dinner.

3. Creamy Shrimp Scampi with Chicken

Scampi is an easy shrimp recipe that’s only made better with a few pieces of juicy chicken.

This recipe adds a savory spin. You’ll create a creamy scampi that’s perfect on its own but even better on a bed of pasta. 

4. Easy Jambalaya (Chicken, Shrimp, and Andouille)

Southern soul food has done it again, this time with a simple jambalaya that combines chicken, shrimp, and andouille sausage. 

Seriously, if you’ve never tried this Louisiana staple, you’re missing out!

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The author recommends adding the rice when you’re ready to serve this zesty Cajun stew, which keeps it from becoming oversaturated. 

5. Easy Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai Noodles Recipe

Talk the talk, and walk the wok with creamy noodles, crunchy peanuts, and protein-packed pad Thai. 

Like many Asian chicken recipes, there are quite a few ingredients on the list.

But don’t let that fool you; these are flavor staples that are flexible and will stretch for dozens of dinners.

6. Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Creamy shrimp Alfredo is always a hit in my house. But I’ve been craving this Cajun-spiced dinner ever since I first made it.

The alfredo sauce in this recipe is so rich and delicious, made using cream cheese, heavy cream, and freshly grated parmesan. 

But the boost of heat comes in when you sprinkle the chicken and shrimp with Cajun seasoning before cooking.

That way, you can easily serve the sauce with pasta to the kids and save the spice for yourself.

7. Jack Daniel’s Chicken and Shrimp

As much as I love the combination of chicken and shrimp, the sauce in this recipe is truly the star of the show. 

It’s a blend of Jack Daniel’s honey whiskey, brown sugar, Worcestershire and soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, ketchup, and garlic.

Just reading the list is making me drool. 

8. Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

Every time we go to Olive Garden, I’m torn between endless soup, salad, and breadsticks and their creamy chicken and shrimp carbonara.

Now with this copycat recipe, I no longer have to choose.

Featuring breaded chicken tenders, juicy shrimp, and bell pepper, this is one special carbonara. 

Unlike other recipes, Olive Garden’s carbonara does include heavy cream, which makes the meal all the richer.

9. Chicken and Shrimp Stir Fry

This stir fry is probably the healthiest and easiest recipe on this list!

First, caramelize the onions, then add garlic and ginger to create a fragrant base for the chicken, shrimp, and broccoli.

Serve it with steamed white rice, or enjoy on its own.

10. Shrimp and Chicken Pancit Canton

If you haven’t tried Filipino noodles, this is definitely a wonderful introductory recipe. 

Most of the ingredients in this dish will be easy to find at your local supermarket, though you may need to find the Chinese sausage at an Asian market.

Start by cooking the proteins, then add veggies, and finally stir in cooked noodles. It’s simple, easy, and scrumptious.

11. The Best Cajun Chicken And Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Cajun flavor seems to be the go-to for this protein partnership, and this recipe will show you why.

Between the Cajun seasoned chicken and shrimp, and the creamy sauce smothering the pasta, you’ll definitely want seconds.

12. Chicken & Shrimp Spanish Paella

In this classic Spanish recipe, you’ll cook the chicken and onion together, then add the rice and seasonings before pouring over the broth.

After cooking the rice for a bit, add in the tomatoes and cooked shrimp. Then, all that is left is to stir, serve, and enjoy!

Paella is often prepared with saffron, which can be pretty costly. For a more frugal option, make this recipe with a bit of extra turmeric instead.

13. Chicken and Shrimp With Red Pasta Sauce

If you’re looking for a new way to introduce shrimp into your family dinners, give this delicious pasta sauce a try.

Once the chicken and shrimp are cooked, they’ll bathe in a super-rich tomato sauce that’s bursting with Italian flavors.

As the name suggests, this is excellent over pasta. That said, I like to serve it with focaccia bread. 

14. Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Applebee’s

If you’ve ever eaten at Applebee’s before, I’m sure you’ve tried their Bourbon Street chicken and shrimp.

It’s deeply flavorful, and that’s all down to the bourbon marinade. 

Serve it with rustic mashed potatoes or sweet potato fries. Either way, you’ll be focused on the gorgeously glazed chicken and shrimp. 

15. Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings

Never made dumplings before? Consider this a sign to give it a shot!

With just eight ingredients, these chicken and shrimp parcels are easier than you think to make.

Plus, you can make a big batch and freeze some for later – if you have any leftover, that is. Trust me when I say everyone will be begging for more.

Try them steamed or fried; both create fantastic texture to partner with the savory filling. 

16. Shrimp and Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice is always best prepared with day-old rice. So the next time you have some leftover, don’t throw it away!

Fried rice is both frugal and family-friendly with just a few pantry-staple ingredients, including soy sauce, veggies, and leftover meat.

Of course, this version uses chicken and shrimp, making it a whole meal rather than a late-night snack.

17. Chicken and Shrimp Fajitas

Fajitas have to be one of the easiest meals to enjoy for dinner. Just fry the few ingredients you have and stuff them inside a tortilla. Easy as pie!

In this recipe, you’ll cook the chicken and shrimp separately to avoid the shrimp becoming rubbery.

To save on pans, I like to pre-cook the shrimp until it’s pink, then remove it from the skillet while I cook everything else. Then, just add it back in for the last few minutes.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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