Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Lick your lips buttery, silky, slightly sweet, slightly nutty…this is my Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe!  It has rocked my world this week and it’s about to rock yours.  Now, before you run because it’s January and you’re on a health kick and ‘butter’ scares you, listen up.  It’s only 485 calories per serving and it’s outrageously delicious!  A little butter browned goes a long way here.

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! 

Shrimp: Omega-3’s to Promote Heart Health

Fish is a healthy protein that I wish we ate more of in my family.  The truth is, it’s difficult to get the kids to eat it.  But, they really like shrimp!  They like that they can pick it up with their fingers and has a fresh flavor that’s more mild than fish. 

For me, I’m happy because shrimp has many healthy benefits.  It’s low in calories and as mentioned, it’s a healthy source of protein.  It also has Vitamin B12, Iron, and Magnesium.  Shrimp, like fish, also contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which are important for promoting heart health and help to prevent heart disease.

Here are a couple more delicious and easy Shrimp Dinner Recipes to try!

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR ORANGE BROWN BUTTER SHRIMP PASTA RECIPE

 Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

 For this recipe, you can prep everything, but you do not want to cook the shrimp until you are ready to eat.  The shrimp take just a few minutes to cook and do not reheat very well without becoming rubbery.  Make sure your shrimp are fully cleaned and rinsed under cold water. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

Thinly Slice the 2 scallions. Mince the garlic. Chop the parsley.

Cut the orange in half and cut 2 thin slices from half and then quarter those slices. Zest the other half of the orange, then juice both halves of the orange and set the juice, the zest, and slices aside. (or store in the fridge)Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

In a small sauce pot, add the butter and simmer on low heat until it gets brown and starts to release a nutty, almost sweet aroma, about 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside for later.

4 tbsp butter melting in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Melted butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas  

COOK YOUR SHRIMP PASTA RECIPE 

Boil a large pot of water for the pasta. Once the pasta water is boiling, add a splash of Olive Oil and a pinch of salt.Boiling water with oil in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Add the pasta and stir so that it all is immersed in the water and doesn’t stick it itself. Boil the pasta until al dente.

Preheat large skillet on high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and spread it around to coat the bottom.

Add flour to a wide bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dredge shrimp in the flour, then shake the excess flour off and add to the hot oiled pan.Seasoned flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas  

Cook on medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes, then flip each piece and cook for one more minute.

Adding raw shrimp to skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Add the juice from the orange, the orange zest, the orange slices, the butter, the minced garlic, scallions, 1 tbsp parsley, and the broth.Adding orange juice to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Adding brown butter to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Cook for 1 minute in the sauce and then flip the shrimp and cook for one more minute until sauce starts to thicken. Add the cooked pasta directly from the pasta water and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Shrimp with orange sauce in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Serve and garnish with the remaining parsley. 

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Lick-your-lips buttery, silky, slightly sweet, slightly nutty...this is my Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Recipe!  It's only 485 calories per serving and it's outrageously delicious!  A little butter, when browned, goes a long way here. Mixed with fettuccine that's perfectly coated with the silky sauce, it's a perfect dish. #shrimprecipes #pastareceipes #seafoodrecipes #familydinner #dinnerideas

Course Main Course
Keyword dinner, seafood recipes, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 485 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cleaned Raw Shrimp (size 26-30/lb)
  • 3 Tbls All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 4 Tbls Butter, salted
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup Chicken or vegetable Broth
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Scallions
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz Fettuccine or your favorite pasta and shape

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Make sure your shrimp are fully cleaned and rinsed under cold water. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

  2. Thinly Slice the 2 scallions. Mince the garlic. Chop the parsley.

  3. Cut the orange in half and cut 2 thin slices from half and then quarter those slices. Zest the other half of the orange, then juice both halves of the orange and set the juice, the zest, and slices aside. (or store in the fridge)

    Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  4. In a small sauce pan, add the butter and simmer on low heat until it gets brown and starts to release a nutty, almost sweet aroma, about 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside for later.
    Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Cook your Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta

  1. Boil a large pot of water for the pasta. Once the pasta water is boiling, add a splash of Olive Oil and a pinch of salt. Add the pasta and stir so that it all is immersed in the water and doesn't stick it itself. Boil the pasta until al dente.

    Boiling water with oil in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  2. Add flour to a wide bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dredge shrimp in the flour, then shake the excess flour off and add to the hot oiled pan.

    Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  3. Preheat large skillet on high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and spread it around to coat the bottom. Cook the shrimp on medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes, then flip each piece and cook for one more minute.

    Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  4. Add the juice from the orange, the orange zest, the orange slices, the butter, the minced garlic, scallions, 1 tbsp parsley, and the broth.

    Adding brown butter to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  5. Cook for 1 minute in the sauce and then flip the shrimp and cook for one more minute until sauce starts to thicken. Add the cooked pasta directly from the pasta water and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Pasta added to Shrimp and orange sauce in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  6. Serve and garnish with the remaining parsley.

    Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Hungarian Paprika Chicken with Paprika Aioli

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Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Paprika Aioli drizzled on top and fork dipping a bite.  The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor.  #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Ready for another Weeknight Quickie with only 5 Ingredients??  Hungarian Paprika Chicken with a Paprika Aioli is perfect!

More daylight means later nights for us, more hours at the park, and later dinners.  When we finally do eat, it has to be QUICK and EASY!  Here I have a quick way to get yummy goulash flavors into a weeknight dinner! This Hungarian Paprika Chicken Marinade gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor.  Drizzle with or dip in the easiest Paprika Aioli for a creamy, irresistible finish!

This chicken recipe is part of my upcoming Collection of 4 Make Ahead Marinated Chicken Recipes in 30 Minutes.  They take just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love them!!

Hungarian Paprika Aioli in silver cup with Paprika spilling out of jar on counter for Hungarian Paprika Chicken.  The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Paprika is not just for deviled eggs!

Paprika is made from ground dried peppers that range from sweet to hot.  Not only does it add a beautiful red color and peppery flavor, it has benefits for your health!  Paprika is a great source of antioxidants and can help eye health.  If you go for the hot paprika, then the capsaicin that gives the heat also has anti-inflammatory benefits.

So, don’t wait for that moment you can top potato salad or deviled eggs, put Paprika on EVERYTHING!  Here are some of the great ways to incorporate paprika into food: Sprinkle over avocado toast, mix into cooked quinoa or rice, season raw meats or fish with it, add it to sauces or soups or stews, sprinkle over veggies before grilling, and so much more! 

Ok, let’s get prepping!

Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Cucumber Salad on the side. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR HUNGARIAN PAPRIKA CHICKEN

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

In a storage bag or storage container, add the oil, water, paprika, minced garlic, and salt. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts.

Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw marinating in a bag. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours.  You can also freeze the chicken in the marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

Next up is the Paprika Aioli (I LOVE a good dipping sauce!).  To a small-medium size mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and paprika.  This is one instance where you want the garlic really, really minced, so using a garlic press is best or scraping it with a knife to create a paste works too.  Otherwise, you can certainly use a teaspoon of garlic powder, but fresh is definitely better! 

Whisk together until bright orange-red and thoroughly combined. If it’s too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk or water to thin it out a bit.

Adding paprika to mayonnaise for the Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Adding milk to the Paprika Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Mixing paprika and garlic into mayonnaise for the Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

 

COOK YOUR HUNGARIAN PAPRIKA CHICKEN  

When you’re ready to cook, remove the marinated chicken breasts from the marinade using tongs, saving the marinade to cook.  Add the chicken to a preheated skillet with olive oil.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until the the chicken starts to sear.

Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

 Flip the Chicken and sear for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside on a plate.Hungarian Paprika Chicken cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Add 1/4 cup water and the remaining marinade then bring to a simmer. Add back the chicken and juices and then cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.

Aluminum covering skillet for Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken recipe. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes.

Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.

Spoon the sauce from the skillet on top and drizzle with the Paprika Aioli or serve it on the side.  I like to transfer the aioli to a baggie and then snip the corner and squeeze it over.  Then put the remaining in a dipping cup because you will not be able to get enough!

Transferring Paprika Aioli to a baggie for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Scissors snipping corner of bag with Paprika Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Drizzling Paprika Aioli over Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Squeezing Paprika Aioli from a baggie to a silver cup next to Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Serve with a cucumber salad, rice or veggies. 

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Paprika Aioli drizzled on top and fork dipping a bite. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Hungarian Paprika Chicken

If you want a quick way to get those delicious goulash flavors into a weeknight dinner, I have the answer! This Hungarian Paprika Chicken Marinade gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor.  Drizzle with or dip in the easiest Paprika Aioli for a creamy, irresistible finish!  Prepare days or months (in the freezer) ahead!  #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinnerrecipes #dinner #healthydinner #healthyrecipes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, chicken, chicken dinner, easy dinner, meal prep, paprika
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 16 oz Chicken Breasts 2-8oz breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbls Water
  • 2 tsp Hot Hungarian Paprika You can substitute with Sweet or Regular Paprika
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt

Cook and Make Aioli

  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil For cooking chicken
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Hot Hungarian Paprika You can substitute with Sweet or Regular Paprika

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. In a storage bag or storage container, add the oil, water, paprika, minced garlic, and salt. Mix together, then add the raw chicken breasts.You can marinade the chicken in the sauce for 1 hour up to 8 hours. You can also freeze the chicken in marinade at this point and use it up to 4 months later!

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw marinating in a bag. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  2. To make the Aioli, add to a small-medium size mixing bowl, the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and paprika.  Whisk together until bright orange-red and thoroughly combined.  If too thick, you can add a tablespoon of milk or water to thin it out a bit.

    Mixing paprika and garlic into mayonnaise for the Aioli for Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner

Cook

  1. Preheat a skillet on high, add a tsp of Olive Oil and spread around. Remove the marinated chicken breasts from the marinade using tongs, saving the marinade to cook. Add the chicken breasts to the hot skillet. Sear for 2-3 minutes until the the chicken starts to sear.

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken raw cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  2. Add 1/4 cup water and the remaining marinade then bring to a simmer. Add back the chicken and juices and then cover the skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F degrees or the chicken feels firm with a little give.  

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken cooking in a skillet. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  3. Uncover, turn off the heat and move the skillet off the hot burner. Let rest for a few minutes. Then remove the chicken and slice it on a bias in 3/4 inch slices. This should give you about 5-6 slices.  Spoon the sauce from the skillet on top and drizzle with the Paprika Aioli or serve it on the side. 

    Drizzling Paprika Aioli over Hungarian Paprika Chicken. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
  4. Serve with a cucumber salad, rice or veggies.  Enjoy!

    Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Paprika Aioli drizzled on top and fork dipping a bite. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner