Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp


This coconut shrimp air fryer recipe comes out great and is delicious served with a simple spicy honey-lime dip.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • cup unsweetened flaked coconut

  • cup panko bread crumbs

  • 12 ounces uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • cooking spray

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Stir together flour and pepper in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in a second shallow dish. Stir together coconut and panko in a third shallow dish.

  2. Working one at a time, dredge shrimp in flour mixture; shake off excess. Dip floured shrimp in egg; allow any excess to drip off. Finally, dredge in coconut mixture, pressing to adhere. Place shrimp on a plate. Coat shrimp well with cooking spray.

  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 1/2 of the shrimp in the air fryer and cook about 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and continue cooking until golden, about 3 minutes more. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk together honey, lime juice, and serrano chile in a small bowl.

  5. Sprinkle fried shrimp with cilantro and serve with honey-lime dip.


You can substitute the serrano chile with 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper.

Editor's Note:

This recipe calls for about 24 shrimp.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 200mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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