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Get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes when you make air fryer shrimp. It is seasoned to perfection and easy for busy weeknights.

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Have you tried cooking shrimp in the air fryer? It is SO good! Plus, it is really fast. We made this for dinner recently and the flavor was perfect and a hit all around.

I can’t even get takeout in the amount of time it takes to make this meal. Not to mention this tastes much better. You might not ever make shrimp another way. It is that good!

We have one of the larger air fryers and it is perfect. It is so fun and tasty to try new air fryer recipes each week.

ingredients for air fryer shrimp: shrimp, olive oil, seasoning

What you need:

  • Shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • Olive Oil
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
shrimp in air fryer basket

How to make air fryer shrimp:

First, take the shrimp and run under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.

Second, mix together the shrimp, olive oil and all the seasonings to make sure the shrimp is well coated. I normally use a medium size bowl to do this.

shrimp in boil with seasoning

Next, you need to preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. No worries if you do not have this setting. Just run it on 400 degrees for 5 minutes.

Finally, put the shrimp in the basket so they can cook. Make sure to do this in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook them in batches.

raw shrimp in air fryer basket

Let it cook for about 7 to 8 minutes in the air fryer.

cooked shrimp in air fryer basket

Serve and enjoy!

closeup picture of cooked shrimp

How to cook frozen shrimp in air fryer?

Place in the air fryer in a single layer just as above. However, the cooking time is slightly longer at 12-14 minutes if the shrimp is frozen.

Tips for cooking shrimp in air fryer:

This is a great base recipe for the shrimp. You can add in any of your favorite seasonings to mix up the flavor of the shrimp.

I love adding cajun seasoning, blackened seasoning or lemon pepper seasoning. It is so easy to change this up.

What to serve with easy shrimp in air fryer:

The shrimp is also good on salad. I love it on Caesar Salad. Also, see Side Dishes for Shrimp.

Storage:

Store leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. See Leftover Shrimp Recipes.

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Air Fryer Shrimp

4.98 from 70 votes
Get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes when you make air fryer shrimp. It is seasoned to perfection and easy for busy weeknights.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 89

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Run the shrimp under cold water and then pat it dry with a paper towel.
  • Mix together the shrimp, olive oil and all the seasonings together in a medium size bowl.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Note: If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then run it on 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Then place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket (you may have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer).
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 7-8 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 89kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 15g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 191mg, Sodium 685mg, Potassium 67mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 44IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 113mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Wow!! My first time using our new Ninja Air Fryer, so I wanted a nice simple recipe!! This shrimp is delicious!!! We had small salad shrimp so when they came out, they could have been toothpick appetizer food, but they were so tasty!! I can’t wait to make this again with regular size shrimp!!!