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.


This recipe calls for about 24 shrimp.

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

Editor's Note:

This recipe appeared in Allrecipes Magazine and was modified to include mayonnaise in the dipping sauce.

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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