This homemade honey garlic shrimp stir fry is everything you could want in a dish! When you sink your teeth into this easy garlic shrimp recipe, you will be flooded with delicious flavors. Plus, this honey-glazed shrimp recipe is naturally gluten free and paleo! So much to love!

You know how hard it can be to find meals your family will eat without complaint. Well, let me say that you won’t have this problem with easy garlic shrimp. Kids and adults go crazy for the flavors in this shrimp dish, and you don’t have to worry because it is made with healthy ingredients.

Even my picky one loves this recipe (though she picks the onions out of the salsa.) I hope you get a chance to give this easy gluten free honey garlic shrimp recipe a try!

If you like easy dinner recipes, check out my family-friendly gluten free dinner recipes or this easy Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe.

Why this honey garlic shrimp recipe is great:

  1. This recipe is great because kids love it. It is ready in just minutes and makes a tasty dinner.
  2. The honey garlic marinade is flavorful, making the veggies taste great!
  3. My honey garlic prawns are combined with delicious veggies like fresh cherry tomatoes, red onions, mango, and avocados with a honey sauce.
  4. Make this recipe in under 30 minutes!

If you love shrimp, you will also want to try this blackened shrimp fajitas recipe too!

I tried this last night and absolutely loved it. I will definitely be making this again
because it’s so delicious.”

lesli l., blog comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade honey garlic shrimp recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and oat-free. It is also soy-free if you use coconut aminos in place of gluten-free soy-sauce.

Photos of the honey garlic shrimp ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Shrimp – you want to get raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp. If you can only find shrimp with the peels and veins, you will need to peel and devein them to make this recipe.
  • Coconut Aminos – these are very similar to soy sauce. You can also use low-sodium gluten free soy sauce.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

A bowl of the shrimp marinade.

Step 1: Mix the honey garlic marinade in a small bowl. Add all of the marinade ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend. Let this marinade sit while you prep the rest of the ingredients.

The raw shrimp in a bowl with marinade.

Step 2: Add the raw shrimp and marinade to a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cutting mango on a wooden cutting board.

Step 3: Let’s make the salsa while the shrimp is marinating. Add the diced mango, red onion, and cherry tomatoes into a dish and mix well. Serve with any vegetables you like. This salsa would also taste great on this Pulled Pork Tacos recipe.

The cooked honey shrimp in a pan.

Step 4: Cook the honey shrimp stir fry in a cast-iron skillet for 5-7 minutes until cooked.

The cooked shrimp and asparagus in the pan.

Step 5: Add cooked vegetables like asparagus and serve with the mango salsa.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. If you don’t have fresh or access to fresh shrimp, don’t worry! Just defrost the frozen shrimp in the refrigerator overnight.

If you are in a hurry, you can fill a bowl with cold water and place the shrimp inside. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and check them to see if they are thawed.

Can I make this spicy?

Yes, you can make honey garlic shrimp spicy! (You know I love spicy!!) The marriage of sweetness and spice is out of this world! Follow the instructions as directed, but add a few red pepper flakes and some sriracha when cooking. Make sure only to add a little bit and increase it if you want it to be spicier. You can’t fix it if you make it too hot, so less is more.

How long will it keep fresh?

Store leftover honey garlic shrimp in an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you notice any overly fishy odors, visible mold, or any kind of odd texture, then it has started to go bad and should be discarded right away.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Additionally, you can freeze the shrimp in a freezer-safe container for 3-6 months. If it has been cooked, the texture may be a little tougher after you thaw it out than when you eat it freshly cooked.

Serve with these sides:

Now that you have decided to make this gluten free honey garlic shrimp, you might not be sure what to make with it. Here are some simple and tasty ideas to get you started:

  • Rice – This dish tastes phenomenal over a big bed of fluffy rice!
  • Asian Noodles – Garlic shrimp paired with Asian noodles is a match made in food heaven.
  • Broccoli – Serve with a large serving of steamed broccoli. Yum!
  • Salad – You can never go wrong with serving a salad.

Reader adaptations:

A reader's photo of my recipe.
Leigh G’s finished version

I changed it up and only used the marinade with the shrimp, I then added roasted broccoli to it. It was fantastic!”

Leigh G.

More Gluten Free Dinner Recipes:

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A pan filled with honey garlic shrimp, asparagus, and mango salsa.

Quick and Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious easy honey garlic shrimp recipe that is naturally gluten free. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 239 kcal


For the honey garlic shrimp marinade

  • 1 pound raw shrimp⠀⠀⠀⠀ * see note
  • cup honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos * see note
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • 1 tbsp olive oil⠀

For the honey garlic shrimp bowls

  • 1 avocado chopped
  • ½ cup red onion
  • ½ mango chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


  • Whisk the marinade together, pour over shrimp so that they are immersed in the liquid, put in the fridge for 30 minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Drain and reserve the marinade from the shrimp.
  • Remove shrimp from the marinade and cook for a few minutes each side in a greased skillet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Cook the marinade only for 5-7 minutes in a skillet, then add the cooked shrimp and stir well to coat them.

Make honey garlic shrimp bowls:

  • Prepare and cook the shrimp as detailed above.
  • make the simple salsa with the red onion, mango, and cherry tomatoes
  • serve shrimp with the salsa and any other vegetables you like to make a bowl.


  1. I love to use coconut aminos in this recipe, but you can substitute low-sodium gluten free soy sauce or tamari in this recipe.
  2. Try to use peeled and deveined raw shrimp to help save prep time.
  3. These honey garlic shrimp will keep up to 4 days in an airtight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 17gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 820mgPotassium: 335mgFiber: 3gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 357IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I tried this last night and absolutely loved it. I will definitely be making this again because it’s so delicious.