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A plate of air fryer shrimp served with cocktail sauce.

Air Fryer Shrimp

This air fryer shrimp recipe is jumbo shrimp coated in seasonings and two types of breadcrumbs, then air fried to crispy perfection. An easy way to enjoy the taste of fried shrimp with less calories and fat.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp devein, peel but leave tails on if desired
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • lemon wedges and parsley for garnish optional
  • cocktail sauce for serving can also use remoulade


  • Place the flour in a small bowl along with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir until well combined.
  • Place the eggs in a second bowl. Place both types of the breadcrumbs in a third bowl and stir to combine.
  • Dip each shrimp into the flour to coat.
  • Dip the shrimp into the eggs, then dredge in the breadcrumbs to coat evenly.
  • Place each breaded shrimp on a plate or a sheet pan. Repeat the process until all shrimp are breaded.
  • Coat both sides of each shrimp with cooking spray.
  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer, you may need to work in batches.
  • Cook for 6 minutes, flipping once at the 4 minute mark, or until breading is browned and crispy.
  • Place the shrimp on a plate. Serve with cocktail or remoulade sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley if desired.



Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 4mg