Air Fryer Shrimp In 10 Minutes!

Last Updated on October 17, 2021 by Toya

Once you learn how to make these 10-minute air fryer shrimp, you’ll never want to prepare shrimp in any other way! Made with just some shrimp, a simple seasoning mix and some olive oil, this is easily the easiest shrimp recipe ever! 

air fryer shrimp recipe 

Air fryer shrimp

This shrimp recipe makes the perfect quick and easy snack, appetizer or main dish that you can make in no time and with very little prep.

Plus, this recipe tastes so good that you can confidently make it for dinner of lunch for the family.

Like my amazing cajun shrimp recipe, these shrimp, made in an air fryer are perfectly juicy and crispy and so very flavorful!

What is the best air fryer?

The best air fryer to me has 3 features that are super important. These features include,  an air fryer that is budget friendly, one that is big enough to cook for a family in one go and an air fryer that has different temperature ranges. 
 
For me, the COSORI Air Fryer Max XL with 13 cooking functions and 5.8 quart capacity is the best one that fits all of these criteria. 

Ingredients for making air fried shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

How long to cook shrimp in an air fryer?

Wondering how long to air fryer shrimp? It is very important to know that so you don’t overcook or under cook your shrimp. So, here goes.

Air fryer shrimp that has been thawed should be cooked between 6 – 8 minutes at a temperature of 400°F. 

Air fryer frozen shrimp should be cooked for 10 -12 minutes at a temperature of 400°F

How to make air fryer shrimp

Gather all the ingredients in one place.

Then measure out the spices and herbs and mix into a dry mixture. Also, devine and peel the shrimp if you did not purchase them so.

Place the shrimp, the olive oil and the the dry rub mixture into a ziplock bag and mix well until all the shrimp is properly coated.

Then spray the air fryer with some cooking spray and place the shrimp into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Shrimp cooks easily so there is no need to cook the shrimp on both sides. 

Serve as is with some lemon slices or with a side of your choice.

 

air fried shrimp recipe

How do you know air fryer shrimp is cooked?

You know shrimp is done by a few indications which include:

Shape – Raw shrimp has a slight curl, while cooked shrimp has a c-shape.

Color – Raw shrimp is usually translucent, grey, light blue or dark grey in color. When shrimp is cooked, it should become opaque whitish with pink accents.

Temperature – Internal temperature of cooked shrimp is 165 °F, so , if you have a food thermometer, make use of this when cooking air fryer shrimp.

What to serve with air fried shrimp – 6 best sides

These go well with quite a few sides. Here are 5 of my favorites that you can try out:

Storing shrimp made in air fryer 

If there are any leftovers, store them in the fridge in an air tight container for no more than 3 days.

To reheat the air fried shrimp, preheat your air fryer at 400 degrees for 2 minutes, then place the leftover shrimp in the air fryer to get reheated for a minute or two until warm. 

 

FAQs about making shrimp in the air fryer

Can I cook breaded shrimp in an air fryer?

Yep! You sure can make breaded air fryer shrimp. Simply find the  ingredients you’ll need to make air fryer breaded shrimp which includes all-purpose flour, eggs, and Panko breadcrumbs.

Dip each shrimp in the flour, egg whites, then the Panko breadcrumbs, and add the coated shrimp to the air fryer for 8 minutes at 400°F

How many calories in air fryer shrimp?

Generally shrimp are low calories and the air fryer method of cooking cuts down on all the oils normally used in cooking . However, the calories in air fryer shrimp depends entirely on the ingredients you use to cook you air fried shrimp. But, these shrimp made in this recipe contain only 116 calories per serving. 

Now that you know how to easily make shrimp in air fryer in just under 10 minutes, feel free to let know if you tried this recipe and how it came out. Also, if this recipe was a hit for you, try these other air fryer recipes listed below too! 

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Juicy Air fryer shrimp

Juicy Air fryer shrimp

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Once you learn how to make these 10-minute air fryer shrimp, you’ll never want to prepare shrimp in any other way! Made with just some shrimp, a simple seasoning mix and some olive oil, this is easily the easiest shrimp recipe ever! 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

    1. Gather all the ingredients in one place.
    2. Then measure out the spices and herbs and mix into a dry mixture. Also, devine and peel the shrimp if you did not purchase them so.
    3. Place the shrimp, the olive oil and the the dry rub mixture into a ziplock bag and mix well until all the shrimp is properly coated.
    4. Then spray the air fryer with some cooking spray and place the shrimp into the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Shrimp cooks easily so there is no need to cook the shrimp on both sides. 
    5. Serve as is with some lemon slices or with a side of your choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 900mgCarbohydrates: 2.3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 16g

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