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Get dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes when you make Easy Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe. 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!

Seafood recipes are a family favorite, but my kids really like shrimp. They love when we make Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi Recipe, Quick and Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe, Garlic Parmesan Grilled Shrimp Recipe, Shrimp Fried Rice, Easy Shrimp Alfredo and Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas.

Why We Love This Recipe

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. The air fryer cooks the shrimp perfectly with amazing flavor.

All you need is simple seasoning to create flavorful shrimp any day of the week.

Ingredients

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

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Variations Ideas

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

I love adding Cajun seasoning, blackened seasoning, Old Bay Seasoning or lemon pepper seasoning. It is so easy to change this up.

How to Make Shrimp in the Air Fryer

  • Step 1 – Take the shrimp and run under cold water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Step 2 – Toss 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
  • Step 3 – 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.
  • Step 4 – 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
  • Step 5 – Let it cook for about 7 to 8 minutes in the air fryer. Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Prepare Shrimp – We like to buy shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. But if you do not have this option, this will need to be done before cooking shrimp.
  • Preheat Air Fryer – If your air fryer has this function, we recommend preheating the air fryer. If it does not, then turn on your air fryer for a few minutes before air frying the shrimp.
  • Single Layer – Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket. This helps to fully cook the shrimp.
shrimp in air fryer basket

Serving Suggestions

Air Fried Shrimp can be served with many different side dish recipes with cocktail sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. The shrimp is delicious topped on a Caesar Salad of you can tried one of these Side Dishes for Shrimp.

We have also made The Best Shrimp Tacos Recipe wrapped in a tortillas and topped with Easy Guacamole Recipe with Salsa for a delicious variation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to know when Shrimp is Cooked

Air frying shrimp takes minutes to cook. You will know they are cooked when they are pink in color and opaque.

Can I Cook Frozen Shrimp in the 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.

How to Store Leftover Shrimp

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

Do I Need to Flip Shrimp while air frying the Shrimp?

There is no need to flip the shrimp while cooking the shrimp. The air will circulate as it cooks to fully cook the shrimp.

Cooked shrimp stacked on a plate

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Easy Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

4.98 from 74 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

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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. Denise says:

    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!!!

  2. Lauri says:

    OMG! So good, and easy. All ingredients in the pantry. Promised to make more next time!

  3. Larry Kellas says:

    5 stars
    very good nice & easy