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Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Learn how to make crispy shrimp in the air fryer with no breading! This easy Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe is deliciously savory, flexible, and ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: Air Fryer Shrimp, Air Fryer Shrimp Recipes, How To Make Shrimp In Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon
  • fresh cilantro


  • Place shrimp in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Let the shrimp sit in strainer for a couple minutes to drip most of the water, then transfer the shrimp to a paper towel lined sheet pan. Pat dry shrimp with paper towel. This step is key to achieve perfectly cooked shrimp crispy on the outside.
  • Season shrimp with oil, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic.
  • Transfer seasoned shrimp to air fryer basket. Do no overlap. If need to, cook in batches.
  • Cook in air fryer for 10 minutes at 450F degrees.
  • Season shrimp with lemon juice and cilantro.


To store: Leftover cooked shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat: Retain the crunchy texture by reheating the shrimp in the air fryer.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 365mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg