Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp

5 from 12 reviews

Easy and Crispy Air Fryer Shrimp are a cinch to make with simple ingredients.  Made in less than twenty minutes this recipe is perfect for a quick and easy appetizer.


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray or vegetable oil


  1. Mix flour, onion powder, garlic powder, Old Bay Seasoning, and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.  Add beaten eggs to another bowl.  Add breadcrumbs to a another bowl.
  2. Dredge the shrimp into the mixed flour mixture, then into the beaten egg, and then into the breadcrumbs.
  3. Preheat the air fryer for 3-4 minutes.  Spritz the shrimp with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer in the air fryer basket leaving a little room in between the shrimp.  Cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.


  • Use fresh or frozen shrimp.
  • Leave the tails intact to help avoid the dreaded breading fingers and to make them easy to dip and eat.
  • Work in batches and don’t overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Every air fryer cooks at a different pace so check on the shrimp a couple of times.
  • These shrimp are best enjoyed right after being air-fried.  That being said if you need to reheat them place them in the air fryer and cook for a couple of minutes.  That is one of the best things about an air fryer.  Just put it back in the air fryer and it reheats and crisps back up in no time.
  • Serve these delicious shrimp with Southern Comeback Sauce or Boom Boom Sauce.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge in a zipper storage bag or airtight container for up to 3 days.  Reheat in the air fryer for about 2 minutes.

Keywords: how to cook shrimp in the air fryer, panko shrimp, crispy air fryer shrimp, air fryer breaded shrimp

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