15-Minute Healthy Shrimp Scampi


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 lb. zucchini noodles, * spiralized (approximately two large zucchini)
  • ¼ cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, sea salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes, and sauté for 4-6 minutes, until the shrimp begin to brown and are no longer translucent.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for one minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, and zucchini noodles.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, just until the shrimp are completely opaque and cooked through and the noodles are softened, coated with the garlic-lemon sauce, and warmed through.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley and serve.

*NOTE: There are ways to make the noodle if you do not have a spiralizer:

  • Use a vegetable peeler and create long fettuccine-like noodles.
  • Use a paring knife to cut the noodles into more rustic, thicker noodles.
  • Use a kitchen grater to create short, rice-like zucchini noodles by shredding the zucchini lengthwise.

15-Minute Healthy Shrimp Scampi