15 Mouthwatering Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes Ready in Under an Hour

crispy breaded air fryer butterfly shrimp with cocktail sauce
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These simple but crazy delicious shrimp recipes illustrate the ease and convenience of throwing a meal together in your air fryer. Shrimp can take on a tropical flair with the addition of toasted coconut or get the fajita treatment along with Oaxaca cheese and avocado. The sky is the limit with these quick, flavorful air fryer shrimp recipes.

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Air Fried Shrimp

This basic recipe outlines how to cook shrimp in an air fryer so they retain their delicate flavor and don't dry out. Because the air fryer manages the cooking speed, all you need to do is flip them over half way. For best results, cook large amounts of shrimp in small batches so the air can circulate in the fryer.

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Coconut Shrimp

air-fried coconut shrimp with dipping sauce on a white plate

A toasted, sweet, and addictive way to prepare shrimp in your air fryer. Pair this crunchy seafood bite with a deliciously acidic honey-lime sauce that lifts the flavor to new heights.

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Classic Fried Shrimp

air. fryer shrimp in white bowl accompanied by cocktail sauce
France C

"Fish fry seasoning, egg, and a spritz of oil are all you need to make these tasty, crispy air fryer shrimp," according to recipe creator France C. Just a simple breading mix creates a rich, crunchy bite. Don't forget the cocktail sauce!

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Air-Fried Shrimp Fajitas

open fajitas with avocado, shrimp, peepers and cream sauce
Stephen Dante Ramella

A satisfying, full-flavored meal is possible in under 30 minutes. "You can use your preferred fajita seasoning and serve with toppings of your choice, like sour cream, Oaxaca cheese, and avocado," says creator thedailygourmet.

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp

basket of air-fried shrimp with lemon

This top-rated recipe is simple but highly flavorful. Lemon pepper, paprika, and garlic make a heavyweight trio that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Air Fryer Butterflied Shrimp

crispy breaded air fryer butterfly shrimp with cocktail sauce

Butterflied shrimp lightly breaded in seasoned panko breadcrumbs, then air fried to perfection. Recipe creator Soup Loving Nicole promises you will not miss the oil in this recipe!

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Shrimp a la Bang Bang

Air Fryer Shrimp a la Bang Bang
Soup Loving Nicole.

A dupe for a celebrated restaurant appetizer, this shrimp has a sweet, crunchy, and spicy presence. Sweet chili sauce and sriracha coats the shrimp before the air frying begins for a one-of-a-kind flavor.

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Shrimp and Polenta

shrimp and polenta on platter
Soup Loving Nicole

Jumbo shrimp joins crispy polenta cakes, grape tomatoes, and lots of fresh parsley for a Mediterranean-inspired dish. An impressive kick comes from hot pepper sauce, which is added to the cooked ingredients.

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Air Fryer Shrimp "Boil"

shrimp, corn, and sausage boil
Soup Loving Nicole

Get comforting, low-country flavor with no fuss. The ingredients aren't actually boiled, but cooked quickly in the air fryer for a classic combination of lemon and Old Bay seasoning.

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Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp

Shrimp are coated in panko-seasoned bread crumbs, lightly coated with cooking spray, then cooked in batches in an air fryer until tantalizingly crispy. Now you can enjoy these bite-size nibbles without any deep-fried guilt!

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Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

air fryer shrimp tacos
Soup Loving Nicole

A quick and easy creamy cilantro sauce is the crowning glory on these easy peasy shrimp tacos. Add some kick with pickled jalapeno slices, if liked.

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Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Shrimp

Shrimp are cooked in the air fryer, then coated in a mixture of Sriracha, honey, lime juice, soy sauce, and garlic. Reviewer pjhowens says: "I let my shrimp marinate in the sauce for a couple of hours and it was very flavorful." For a thicker sticky sauce, heat ingredients in a small pan for a few minutes, or until sauce has thickened.

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Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp

air fried breaded shrimp
Soup Loving Nicole

A simple breading flavored with Old Bay coats shrimp that's air fried to crispy perfection.

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Twisted Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

shrimp tacos made in the air fryer

These yummy air-fried shrimp tacos cook in no time and get loads of flavor from a vodka and orange marinade.

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Air Fryer Butterflied Shrimp with Pineapple and Mango Salsa

Air Fryer Butterflied Shrimp with Pineapple and Mango Salsa

The sweet and fresh salsa pairs deliciously with crispy air fried shrimp in this quick and easy recipe from Allrecipes Allstar Bibi.

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salmon patty with salad and dipping sauce

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