Air Fryer Shrimp uses simple pantry ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make! This results in perfectly cooked, succulent, and juicy shrimp every time. 

air fryer shrimp on a white plate with parsley and lemon

For more about how to use your air fryer to make shrimp and other delicious and healthy recipes, check out my post on The Best Air Fryer Recipes and Tips. Some of our favorite things to make are Crispy Air Fryer Bacon and Air Fryer French Toast Sticks.

Air Fryer Shrimp is the perfect 10 minute recipe to help you get dinner on the table any night of the week. Serve it with pasta or rice or stuff in tacos or burritos – it goes with anything! This is sure to become your new favorite easy weeknight dinner!

pink shrimp on a white plate with lemon slices, a fork and parsley

Ingredients and Variations

This Air Fryer Shrimp recipe uses simple, easy to find ingredients. See what you need below including substitution and swap ideas for making shrimp in the air fryer:

  • Raw Shrimp – Peeled and deveined, but tails are optional. If you buy frozen, thaw the shrimp first. I recommend medium or jumbo shrimp; they will yield more plump and succulent results.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic – Fresh and minced is best. Using a garlic press always works great for me.
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon juice is preferred.
  • Spices – Seasoned salt, salt, and pepper. You can also use other spice blends such as cajun, lemon pepper, or old bay. Even my All Purpose Seasoning is delicious. This is a great recipe to customize with your favorite spices!

How to Make Air Fryer Shrimp

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complete list of ingredients and full instructions *

In the time it takes you to preheat your air fryer (only minutes!) you can toss the shrimp with seasoning. It takes less than 10 minutes to cook shrimp in your air fryer!

Preheat: Start by getting your air fryer preheating to 400 degrees F. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, then just let it run empty for a few minutes.

Mix Shrimp: Mix together the raw, thawed shrimp with the olive oil, minced garlic, minced parsley, and spices. Gently toss until it is evenly combined and the shrimp is coated in the spices.

raw shrimp in a glass bowl with seasoning

Air Fry: Add the shrimp in a single layer inside your air fryer basket. Depending on your air fryer size, you may need to cook in batches. Air fry for about 8 minutes until the shrimp are cooked – pink and opaque.

cooked shrimp in an air fryer

Serve: Serve the shrimp with lemon wedges. I love an extra spritz of lemon juice and sprinkle of parsley.

How do you know when shrimp is cooked?

Color is the easiest way to tell that shrimp is done. Raw shrimp is gray and slightly translucent but is fully cooked when it has just turned opaque and pink. Be careful not to overcook shrimp as they can become tough.

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Shrimp is a quick option for an easy dinner or even an appetizer for your next dinner party. You can add the shrimp to so many of your favorite recipes.

Pasta is a favorite in our house. Make this Baked Feta Pasta then top with the shrimp after taking it out of the oven. Homemade Alfredo Sauce is so rich and creamy and pairs perfectly with shrimp.

In the summertime, you can’t go wrong with a big, fresh salad or taco night! Swap in the air fryer shrimp in this Shrimp Avocado Salad or Grilled Shrimp Tacos with an easy mango salsa.

salad with shrimp, avocado, corn in a glass bowl

Storage and Reheating Tips

Storage – Leftover, cooked shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. The shrimp will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating – Leftover shrimp can be reheated in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for just a few minutes until warmed. You can also microwave them until warm – it doesn’t take long, about 30 seconds. You can even eat leftover shrimp cold on top of a salad.

Expert Tips and FAQs

Check out my best tips and tricks for making shrimp in the air fryer.

  • Preheat your Air Fryer – For best results and extra crispy shrimp, make sure you preheat your air fryer before adding the shrimp. If your air fryer doesn’t have a ‘pre-heat’ function, you can just run the air fryer empty at the temp for a few minutes to heat it up.
  • Quickly thaw frozen shrimp – To make air fryer frozen shrimp, you can thaw frozen shrimp by running them under cold water until the ice has melted. This only takes a few minutes.
  • Buy peeled and deveined shrimp – Buying pre-peeled and deveined shrimp is such a time saver! It’s up to you if you want to have tails on or off.
  • Adjust time accordingly – if you’re using frozen raw shrimp, you may need to increase the cooking time by a minute or two versus if you used fresh. 
cooked air fryer shrimp on a white plate, a fork

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Air Fryer Shrimp

Perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and deliciously succulent, Air Fryer Shrimp are ready in just 10 minutes and a great way to get dinner on the table fast.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 148kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled, deveined, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic about 2 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: lemon wedges for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the raw shrimp, olive oil, minced garlic, parsley, seasoned salt, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
  • Spread the shrimp evenly inside the basket of the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Cook using the air fry setting for 8 minutes or until opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove and serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

  • Storage – Leftover, cooked shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. The shrimp will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating – Leftover shrimp can be reheated in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for just a few minutes until warmed. You can also microwave them until warm – it doesn’t take long, about 30 seconds. You can even eat leftover shrimp cold on top of a salad.
  • For best results and extra crispy shrimp, make sure you preheat your air fryer before adding the shrimp. If your air fryer doesn’t have a ‘pre-heat’ function, you can just run the air fryer empty at the temp for a few minutes to heat it up.
  • To quickly thaw frozen shrimp, run them under cold water until the ice has melted. This only takes a few minutes.
  • Buy peeled and deveined shrimp – Buying pre-peeled and deveined shrimp is such a time saver! It’s up to you if you want to have tails on or off.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 1754mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 3mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. This recipe was quick, easy, and delicious!! My husband is extremely picky and he loved it! Thanks!