Grilled sweet chili lime shrimp will make your mouth water before it's even done cooking and make you queen (or king) of the grill this summer.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

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Get Ready for Summer Grilling!

I can't wait for summer.  Fireworks, county fairs, and barbecues are all essential for having a fantastic summer.  My husband has become obsessed with grilling and has gotten amazing at it.  I can't have him showing me up in the cooking department though, so my grilling skills are coming along too.

We live in El Paso, TX so the weather usually allows us to grill outside for most of the year.  I don't know about where you live, but the weather has been crazy here so far this year.  Back at the end of January I was able to walk around outside in just a tank top.  But last week, it was so cold people were walking around in hoodies and coats.  IN EL PASO!.....In MAY!!! We usually get really high winds in March (like 50 miles per hour winds) but even that weather had decided to show up whenever it feels like it.

Needless to say, we have not been able to grill outside whenever we want to.  I've been really into menu planning lately and it's been frustrating having a grilling plan and not being able to go outside.  So I was super excited when Hamilton Beach sent me their new Indoor Searing Grill.   Time to enjoy some sweet chili lime grilled shrimp!

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

This recipe could not be easier and with the Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill it's pretty much foolproof.  For this recipe I bought a pound of raw shrimp and threaded 5 shrimp onto each of my 5 wooden skewers.  The nice thing about using an indoor grill is that there is no need to soak the wooden skewers in water before grilling.   It's the worst having your skewers catch on fire on a charcoal grill LOL.

grilling shrimp on the grill

I turned the temperature dial up to sear and coated the grill with some cooking spray before adding my skewers.   Then I squeezed some lime juice over the shrimp and let them cook for about 3 minutes on each side to get those beautiful grilling marks.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

I definitely wanted the shrimp to be mostly cooked through before adding the sweet chili glaze.  There's quite a bit of sugar in the sauce.  I wanted a nice caramelized glaze on the shrimp without having any of it burned.  For a beautiful thick sweet chili glaze, I brushed the shrimp with the sauce and would then flip the skewer over to continue cooking.  I did this about three times, flipping the skewers on the grill about every 45 seconds.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

I love that sizzling sound!

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

All that squeezing, flipping, and brushing took about 10 minutes and we had some delicious sweet chili lime shrimp.  I took it straight of the grill onto my serving dish and topped with some cilantro.  I love sweet chili sauce, so I added a small bowl for extra dipping sauce.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

Time For Cleanup

The shrimp came out perfect!  But one of my favorite things about using the Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill is how easy it was to clean up.  The removable hood, grill plate, and drip tray are all dishwasher safe.  Once the grill had cooled off, I removed the grill plate and drip tray and was done with cleanup in a snap.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

I'm pretty impressed.  We have an outdoor charcoal grill and as you know, that can take some serious time. And I hate cleaning those grill grates.  Plus, we have really picky eaters so the hubby and I frequently have a different dinner plan for ourselves than we do for the kids.  This Indoor Searing Grill is the perfect size for cooking for one or two people with no fuss.

Dig In!

The grilled shrimp turned out so good that I'll probably do most of my seafood grilling recipes on it regardless of the weather.

This Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp recipe will help you win summer! #GrillIt @hamiltonbeach @amazon

Here's a video for you so you can see how easy this recipe is. I didn't want to bore you though, so I only included one layer of glaze.

Anyway, this grill is awesome.  If you'd like to get your hands on your own Hamilton Beach Indoor Searing Grill you can pick up one from Amazon here. And if you're looking for another fantastic grilling recipe, make sure to check out the Sweet and Spicy Marinated Grilled Shrimp over on Let's Dish.

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Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe


  • 1 pound raw medium sized shrimp (about 25)
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • cilantro to garnish


  1. Prepare shrimp skewers by threading 4-5 shrimp onto each skewer.
  2. Heat an indoor grill to high. Coat with cooking spray.
  3. Place skewers onto the grill and allow to cook to about 3 minutes on each side squeezing lime juice onto each side.
  4. Brush sweet chili sauce on one layer at a time, flipping the skewers until desired glaze is achieved.
  5. Remove the skewers from the grill and top with chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve with a side of sweet chili sauce for dipping.
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45 comments on “Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe”

  1. I would love to grill some lobster tails. i like that this grill is small and can be used indoors. Most of the year I am cooking for myself because my 2 daughters are in college. I would like to have grilled food in the winter when there is so much snow outside.

  2. Those shrimp look so good! I need some seafood this week. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  3. This looks like an awesome product for the kitchen! I have an older, different brand of indoor grill. However, everything is fixed together making it hard to clean. It is now collecting dust (and off to the donate pile tomorrow!)

    Also, your photos have me craving shrimp now!

  4. This would be perfect to have for those days where it’s not nice enough to grill outside.

  5. This indoor grill is amazing and I want to make your Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe! It looks so delicious!

  6. Those shrimp look delicious! And that grill would be great, my Dad only wants meat and potatoes, every. single. night. so throwing a steak or chicken breast on that would take care of his dinner easily.

  7. I want my wife to prepare the Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Shrimp Recipe. It sounds great.

  8. Your recipe looks Amazing! I’d love an indoor searing grill for veggies, fruit and more! Thanks for the chance!

  9. My husband and I go pickup spot prawns in our boat almost weekly, this grill would be amazing to have!

  10. I would love this indoor grill to grill kabobs, salmon fillets, asparagus and so much more!

  11. I would love to have one of these for when there’s no time (or the weather is bad) to fire up the outside grill!

  12. I have been craving shrimp. This sounds yummy I might have to pick some shrimp up tonight.

  13. This looks amazing! I live in Rapid City, South Dakota and we only get the luxury of grilling outside for about 5 months! Sooo sad. This grill would make my entire winter happier!

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