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Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp is an easy dinner recipe that is perfectly seasoned and ready in minutes. It’s perfect for busy weeknights and is so delicious!

Shrimp in an air fryer basket.

If you’re looking for healthy recipes, you can make in a few minutes; then you just found the best way to cook perfect shrimp. After just 10 minutes, you’ll have the base of a delicious meal. There are so many things to love about this simple recipe. It’s a low-carb recipe, and you can use it in your main dish for dinner or serve the shrimp as an appetizer for a party. 

Easy air fryer recipes are so much healthier for you than deep frying. You’ll get perfectly cooked shrimp without the extra grease or unhealthy fat. This shrimp is super-easy – no bread crumbs or complicated breading mixtures. Just season the shrimp and let the air fryer cook them to perfection. 

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Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Shrimp

  • Always gives you juicy shrimp every time. 
  • Air frying is quick and healthy. 
  • The shrimp cooks quickly with no mess. 
  • This easy recipe is ready in 15 minutes. 


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    I only used four ingredients in this easy shrimp recipe. Here’s what you’ll need before you make it. 

    • Butter: For best results, use unsalted butter.
    • Lemon: Using fresh lemon will taste the best. 
    • Italian Dressing Mix Packet: This has the perfect balance of spices and herbs. 
    • Fresh Shrimp: Fresh shrimp cooks perfectly in the air fryer.
    Ingredients to make air fryer shrimp.

    How to Make Air Fryer Shrimp

    • Step One: Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil and place the shrimp in the basket.
    • Step Two: Sprinkle the shrimp with the packet of Italian seasoning.  
    • Step Three: Add the lemon slices and butter (I like to slice the butter into a few pieces to spread throughout the air fryer basket).
    • Step Four: Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until shrimp is cooked. Enjoy!
    Steps to make air fryer shrimp.

    Equipment Needed

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    • Air Fryer – This is the easiest way to make delicious shrimp.
    • Aluminum Foil – Use this to make clean-up easier.
    • Knife – Use a paring knife to slice the lemon in half. 
    • Cutting Board–  This protects your countertop as you cut the lemon. 
    • Tongs –  You need something to get the shrimp out of the air fryer. 

    What to Serve with Air Fryer Shrimp

    There are so many different ways to serve air-fried shrimp. Here are some of my favorite recipes that taste good with seasoned shrimp.    

    Air fryer shrimp on a white platter.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Use jarred lemon juice instead a fresh lemon. 
    • Make your own Italian seasoning mix with garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, oregano, and parsley.   
    • Use Old Bay Seasoning on the shrimp instead of Italian Seasoning. 
    • Make them spicier by adding some red pepper flakes. 

    Storage Instructions 

    Store any leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 daysReheat in the microwave until hot.

    Air Fryer Shrimp Tips and Tricks

    • We like to save the melted butter from the air fryer for dipping the shrimp in. You can also melt plain butter for serving as well.   
    •  Place shrimp in a single layer. 
    • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray or your favorite kind of cooking spray.
    Air fryer shrimp on a platter.

    Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?

    I used raw shrimp in this recipe, but you can reheat cooked shrimp or frozen shrimp in the air fryer. If you use frozen shrimp, it will take longer to cook. Keep cooking shrimp until it is fully cooked. 

    How Do You Know When The Shrimp Is Done? 

    The best way to tell when shrimp is fully cooked is to use a food thermometer. Shrimp needs to cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 145F. It will turn from a pinkish color to opaque/creamy white. 

    Can You Air Fry Shrimp With The Shell On?

    Yes, you can air fry shrimp with the shell on. This will just give you more work to do when you eat it. If you want to eat the shrimp with a fork immediately after it cooks, I suggest removing the shell before you cook it. 

    Air fryer shrimp on a platter.

    How To Reheat 

    Reheating the shrimp is easy in the air fryer. Place the shrimp back in the air fryer basket and heat it at 350F for about 3 minutes. That’s it! 

    Dipping Sauces 

    My favorite way to enjoy this shrimp is to eat it with my favorite dipping sauce. Here are a few sauce ideas that taste perfect with the shrimp. 

    • Cocktail Sauce 
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Honey Mustard
    • Sweet Chili Sauce 
    • Worcestershire Sauce 

    How Can I Incorporate Air Fryer Shrimp Into A Meal?

    There are a lot of different ways to use the cooked shrimp. Add them to shrimp tacos. Or mix them into your favorite Alfredo sauce with pasta and have shrimp alfredo. This shrimp tasted delicious on the side with some baked salmon and rice. My favorite way to use this shrimp is to add it to shrimp chowder. 

    A fork with a shrimp on it dipping in a small bowl of sauce.


    What size of shrimp should I use in the air fryer?

    I prefer to use jumbo shrimp; you can cook any size or shape of shrimp in the air fryer. You can even make popcorn shrimp in the air fryer too.

    What should the internal temperature of shrimp be?

    You should cook shrimp unit the internal temperature is at least 145F. 

    How long does shrimp cook in the air fryer?

    The cooking time depends on the type of shrimp you’re making. My recipe takes just 10 minutes. 

    How many servings does this make? 

    This recipe makes two or three servings. 

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    Air Fryer Shrimp

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 3
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    This easy dinner recipe is perfectly seasoned and ready in minutes. It's perfect for busy weeknights and is so delicious!


    • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
    • 1 lemon sliced
    • 1 packet Italian dressing mix 0.7oz packet
    • 1 lb fresh shrimp peeled, deveined


    • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
    • Line the basket of an air fryer with aluminum foil and place shrimp in the basket.
    • Sprinkle the packet of Italian dressing mix on the shrimp.
    • Place the lemon slices and butter slices on top of the shrimp.
    • Airfry for 10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked through.


    Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 953IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword air fryer, air fryer shrimp

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