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Healthy One-Skillet Shrimp with Rainbow Chard

Shrimp and Rainbow Chard are sauteed in one skillet with chiles, ginger, and lime for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 5


  • 2 lbs large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 bunches rainbow chard rinsed and chopped (stems and greens sperarated)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Hungarian wax chile or any other hot chile, seeded and diced
  • 1 mild chile seeded and diced
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or honey omit if paleo
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 2 limes


  • Season shrimp with salt. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and saute 2 minutes on each side. Transfer shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  • Add remaining 2 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. Add chiles and shallot and saute until slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute. Stir in sugar or honey, salt and pepper. Add chard stems and saute until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the greens to the skillet along with 2 tbsp water. Cover the pan until the greens wilt, about 3 minutes. Remove the lid and allow the excess water to cook off.
  • Add the shrimp with liquid accumulated on the plate and cook until the shrimp are heated through. Add vinegar and lime juice. Gently toss.
  • Serve hot alone or over rice.
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