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Perfectly cooked shrimp served with marinara sauce on the side
5 from 7 votes

Air Fryer Shrimp

These Air Fryer Shrimp could not be any easier! In just 10 minutes you have perfectly tender and juicy air fried shrimp. Enjoy them as an appetizer or use them in your favorite shrimp pasta or taco recipe.
Author Diana
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 1 pound shrimp thawed, shells removed and deveined (tails can be left on)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F/205°C.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, and add garlic. Season with salt and pepper and toss everything to combine.
  • Arrange seasoned shrimp in the air fryer basket. Cook for 6 minutes in total.
  • If you feel they’re not cooked through, cook for an additional minute or two but be very careful as you don’t want to dry out the shrimp, it can become tough and rubbery.


  • Shrimp size: I used 21-25 shrimp count.
  • Change up the seasoning, go for fajita seasoning, taco seasoning, cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, or anything else that you like.
  • Drizzle with fresh lemon juice before serving for an extra flavor.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg