Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

When I need to make a quick supper on a hectic weekday, I turn to this simple Air Fryer Shrimp, which comes out flawlessly every time.

Air Fryer Shrimp

Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

Shrimp is one of my favorite weekday meals, and air frying is one of my favorite methods to prepare it! These no-breading Air Fryer Shrimp are fantastic in bowls, salads, or as a main course accompanied with vegetables.

Air Fryer Shrimp Ingredients

  • 32 large shrimp should be peeled and deveined.
  • Garlic powder, sweet paprika, dried parsley, and salt
  • Olive Oil: Combine two teaspoons of oil with the spices.
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Why you’ll love this Air Fryer Shrimp 

  • Simple to create. Aside from the shrimp, I usually simply add a few basic seasonings to let the shellfish shine and no breading (although if you do want breading, Healthy. Because air frying uses less oil, this meal is a healthier alternative to classic fried shrimp. It’s also low in carbohydrates and gluten-free.
  • It just takes 10 minutes to prepare. The complete dish takes less than 10 minutes to prepare (8 minutes cooking time!).
  • Every time, it’s juicy. I’ve incorporated a secret ingredient that ensures the shrimp are juicy and delicate.

How Long Should You Air Fry Shrimp?

Spice Mixture: Mix the spices with the oil before adding the shrimp.
Arrange the raw shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket. If not all of them fit, you may need to make another batch. Air fried them for five to six minutes at 400°F, shaking the basket halfway through.

How to Store Shrimp

Refrigerate leftover shrimp in sealed containers for three to four days. They may be eaten cold or reheated in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Air Fryer Shrimp


  • Shrimp: To save time, choose fresh or frozen shrimp that have already been peeled and deveined. Thaw the frozen shrimp before adding the seasonings.
  • Spices: Use your favorite store-bought spice blends, such as Old Bay or Tajin, or create your own. Replace the parsley with oregano or onion powder.
  • Is there no air fryer? Not a problem! Cook for about three minutes on each side in a skillet.

Ideal cooking time

Cooking time is typically 8 minutes. However, it is dependent on the kind of air fryer and the size of the shrimp.

I use my favorite Phillips air fryer, which fits a huge air fryer basket and cooks it nicely by 7 minutes. It will be somewhat shorter if yours is larger (check it around the 6-minute point).

Air Fryer Shrimp


How do you know when the shrimp is done?

While raw shrimp may appear drab and gray, it is quite easy to detect when it is fully cooked. The shrimp should be pink/orange in color with a distinct ‘C’ shape.

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, frozen shrimp will work, but make sure it has thoroughly thawed. After that, I recommend blotting off any excess moisture with a paper towel.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To freeze: To freeze leftovers, place them in a ziplock bag and place them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Reheating: Thaw before placing on a baking sheet or in the air fryer basket to warm till crispy.

Air Fryer Shrimp

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Recipe Card

Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp

When I need to make a quick supper on a hectic weekday, I turn to this simple Air Fryer Shrimp, which comes out flawlessly every time.
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 32 jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp (1 ¼ pounds)
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil and spices.
  • Add the shrimp and coat both sides with the spice mixture.
  • Arrange shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket, working in batches as required.
  • Cook at 400°F for 5 to 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • With lemon slices, serve.
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