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17 Best Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes Ever

Say “bye, Felicia” to overcooked, rubbery shrimp, thanks to these fantastic Air Fryer shrimp recipes. They’re bright, juicy, and insanely good.

The Air Fryer creates a beautiful golden finish without added oil. And with something as delicate as shrimp, it guarantees juicy flesh in every bite.

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Shrimp is a wonderfully lean protein but turn your head for a minute and BOOM… rubber.

But that’s no longer an issue with these incredible Air Fryer shrimp recipes.

You really can’t go wrong with any of these fantastic meals, but I seriously can’t get enough of number three!

1. Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

If like me, you sometimes forget to take the meat out of the freezer in time for dinner, this is the perfect recipe for you! 

There’s no need to thaw or defrost the shrimp here. It can go directly into the Air Fryer. 

This recipe uses frozen, battered shrimp, so there is less work for you.

However, if you don’t have pre-battered shrimp in your freezer, you can use plain shrimp too. 

You’ll just want to season it when it’s done or dip it in your favorite sauce. 

2. Honey Lime Air Fryer Shrimp

These honey lime shrimp are fresh, citrusy, and full of flavor! They honestly taste like summer. 

Marinated in sweet honey, lime, and garlic for 30 minutes before Air-Frying, all that’s left is a sprinkle of cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime. 

These would be amazing with cilantro-lime rice, fresh pico de gallo, and avocado slices.

3. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with Honey Sriracha Sauce

I love coconut shrimp. They’re crispy, a little sweet, a little spicy, and they transport me to sunny beaches with every bite. 

This delicious Air Fryer version has all of the best parts of coconut shrimp but without the guilt. 

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And when you add the honey Sriracha sauce… mmm, out of this world! 

4. Crispy Honey Sesame Shrimp in the Air Fryer

This Asian-inspired dish is a total flavor bomb! 

Nutty sesame, rich garlic, floral honey, and spicy Sriracha marry beautifully in the sauce.

Air Fried to perfection, the shrimp crackle with crispy goodness. 

What’s better is that this dish is relatively healthy and your whole family will love it.  

5. Air Fryer Blackened Shrimp

If you’ve ever thought that shrimp was boring, then you need to try this blackened shrimp recipe.

The shrimp is coated in a Cajun-inspired spice mix that packs a bold flavor punch that’s equal parts smoky, spicy, and savory.

Boring will be the last word on your mind. 

6. Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

Sometimes healthy food can be really bland. That is NOT the case with this honey and garlic shrimp recipe

This delectable dish is loaded with nutritious vegetables and tasty shrimp which combine to bring lean protein and nutrients like B12. 

The sauce is made from honey and garlic, both of which are considered superfoods for their innumerable health benefits. 

Serve with your favorite rice and you have one striking low-calorie meal. 

7. Bang Bang Air Fryer Shrimp

Call the bomb squad, because this Bang Bang shrimp is dynamite! 

This dish features Panko breaded shrimp that becomes impossibly crunchy and golden in the Air Fryer.

Toss it in a deliciously spicy Sriracha aioli and your mouth is in for a flavor explosion. 

8. Sweet and Smoky Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Everything tastes better with bacon, right? Even shrimp and this delicious dish is here to prove it. 

First, wrap smoky bacon around sweet shrimp and spicy strips of jalapeño. 

While it fries, the shrimp takes on the flavors of both the bacon and the chili, resulting in a sinfully delightful bite.

When it’s ready, serve it warm with a chipotle cocktail sauce. Your friends and family will love it. 

9. Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp

Butter. Garlic. Rich shrimp flavor. What more can you ask for?

This easy dish is a little different because you’ll cook the shrimp in their shells, which imparts tons of flavor to the meat.

It also helps protect your shrimp from overcooking. 

Once they’re all perfectly pink, toss them in a garlic butter sauce for a finger-licking good time. 

10. Air Fryer Shrimp Taco

Taco Tuesday never tasted so fresh! 

These street-style tacos feature crispy seasoned shrimp and lots of green goodness.

This recipe calls for shredded cabbage, Cotija cheese, lime, cilantro, and fresh avocado, but feel free to change up the toppings as you see fit.

Pico de gallo, pickled red onion, or Chipotle corn salsa are fantastic alternatives. 

Whatever you choose, this taco is light, summery, and utterly fantastic!

11. Air Fryer Spicy Fried Shrimp (with Jalapeño Cream Chili Sauce)

Next time you celebrate Game Day, skip the buffalo wings and serve this spicy shrimp dish instead. 

These tempting nuggets are seriously easy to prepare, so you’ll get more time for mingling with your guests and cheering on your favorite team. 

These yummy, crispy shrimp are layered with spice from beginning to end.

It’s in the flour, the Panko, the sauce, and it’s garnished with jalapeños!  

You might just need to keep some milk on hand. 

12. Air Fryer Shrimp and Broccoli  

This super simple recipe is as tasty as it is healthy. All you need is shrimp, broccoli, garlic, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. 

Toss it all together and then throw it in the Air Fryer for about 10 minutes. 

Serve with rice, your favorite pasta, or as part of a yummy surf ‘n’ turf meal. 

13. Air Fryer Shrimp and Vegetables

Nutritious and delicious, this Air Fryer shrimp and vegetable recipe makes healthy food easy as one, two, three. 

One: add your favorite frozen vegetables and shrimp to the fryer.

Two: drizzle with olive oil and season with a spicy and savory Cajun seasoning. 

Three: fry! Just make sure to check it halfway, so everything cooks evenly. 

Okay, okay, there is a fourth step… serve and enjoy! 

14. Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Salty, nutty, and bold parmesan cheese makes everything taste amazing.

When you add garlic to the mix, you have taste bud heaven. That’s what makes this shrimp so darn good!

These bad boys would make the best shrimp Alfredo. Just add roasted chicken and a touch of cayenne for a super bold and yummy meal that everyone will rave about. 

15. Argentine Red Shrimp in the Air Fryer

These delicious shrimp are caught off the coast of Argentina- thus the name.

So, they’re larger than your average shrimp, making them perfect for the Air Fryer. 

This particular recipe uses a vibrant and scrumptious chili lime seasoning and garlic powder.

But, of course, you can use whatever seasoning you might be craving. 

Since this isn’t breaded, it’s a terrific low-carb meal.

16. Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Fajitas are one of my favorite meals and this beachy version is a must-try!

It has all of the good stuff you’re used to, including peppers, onions, and savory meat.

While fajitas can feel heavy when all the ingredients are cooked in oils, this shrimp version is light and crispy. 

The vegetables get really great color and texture, but you could always cook them longer if you prefer a little more charring. 

It is the perfect summer meal. Finish these off with a lightly browned tortilla and your favorite toppings. Delicioso! 

17. Air Fryer Shrimp with Lemon and Pepper

Bright and zingy, this lemon and pepper shrimp is low on carbs but not on flavor! I guarantee your family will love this recipe. 

It’s super easy with minimal cleanup, so it’s fantastic for something yummy mid-week. 

Plus, you’ll marinate the shrimp in a plastic bag, so you don’t even have extra dishes! Talk about a win-win!

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Say “bye, Felicia” to overcooked, rubbery shrimp, thanks to these fantastic Air Fryer shrimp recipes. They’re bright, juicy, and insanely good.


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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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