The easiest Air Fryer Shrimp recipe resulting in tender and juicy shrimp (prawns) ready in under 10 minutes! Who knew that shrimp in the air fryer was so easy to make.

If you enjoy cooking with an Air Fryer, you’ll also love the Air Fryer Salmon and easy Asparagus Recipe.

A white plate of air fryer shrimp topped with fresh chopped greens.


This Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe is such a simple and delicious recipe! The shrimp is tossed in oil and seasoned then cooked in the air fryer. Though the shrimp is absolutely easy to make, it is so juicy and flavorful.

You can use the shrimp as an appetizer, or a side dish, a main entree, the possibilities are endless!

Air fryer shrimp topped with fresh chopped greens on a white plate.


All you need is just a couple of staple kitchen ingredients to make this quick and easy shrimp recipe!

  • Shrimp– You want to use raw shrimp prawns that thawed, deveined and peeled. You can use frozen shrimp but it has to be completely thawed. If you prefer to keep your tail on, do so.
  • Oil– You can use any oil, we use canola oil, olive oil, avocado oil, or any other oil.
  • Seasoning– For the seasoning, all we use is salt, pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning. You can use any of your favorite seasonings and spices. We like to use our Cajun seasoning or Taco seasoning for this recipe as well.
All the ingredients needed for air fryer shrimp in bowls.


This air fryer shrimp comes together so quickly so you’ll want to make sure your sides are ready to be served.

  1. Prepare Shrimp– Peel and devein the shrimp and completely pat dry with paper towel.
  2. Season– Combine ingredients for the seasoning into a bowl. Toss the shrimp in the oil and seasoning mixture.
  3. Air Fry Shrimp– Add the shrimp to the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook until cooked.
  4. Top with fresh greens and lemon juice is desired.

When do I know when my shrimp is done? The key to the perfect juicy and tender shrimp is to not overcook the shrimp. The internal temperature of the perfect cooked shrimp should read 120°F.

The cook times will vary depending on the size of the shrimp. A smaller-sized shrimp will take less time to cook than larger and jumbo shrimp.

Seasoned shrimp in the air fryer basket ready to be cooked.


How do I store air fryer shrimp?

You can store the cooked shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge, for up to 3 days. Then, just serve cold or reheat for a few minutes to serve.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

That’s totally fine, check out our Sauteed Shrimp for a stove-top version.

When do I know the shrimp is done?

The internal temperature of cooked shrimp should be 120°F.

How to reheat the shrimp?

To reheat the shrimp just add it back to the air fryer to reheat, or into the microwave.

Two shrimp prawns on a fork with freshly chopped cilantro.


There are several different ways to serve this shrimp. Here are some of our favorite recipes to enjoy with the shrimp:

Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 2 votes
The easiest Air Fryer Shrimp recipe resulting in tender and juicy shrimp prawns ready in under 10 minutes! Who knew that shrimp in the air fryer was so easy to make.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings (as a side)



  • Devein and remove tails on the shrimp. Pat shrimp is completely dry.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, and italian seasoning.
  • Add the shrimp into a bowl and toss in the oil and seasoning mixture.
  • Place the seasoned shrimp into the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry the shrimp at 400°F for 6-8 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite side and enjoy.


129kcal Calories1g Carbs23g Protein4g Fat1g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat2g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat183mg Cholesterol280mg Sodium306mg Potassium1g Fiber1g Sugar66IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C77mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)