Here is a super easy and basic recipe for Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp that is full of flavor and perfect for tossing with cooked pasta or serving on a salad. Air Fried Shrimp is a protein-rich dish that cooks perfectly in just a few minutes.

A bowl of cooked shrimp with lemon

Shrimp is an easy and delicious way to add lean protein to a dish. It’s a versatile ingredient that tastes good with nearly everything. This Air Fryer Shrimp recipe can be used in lettuce wraps, on salads, in pasta, in a rice bowl, on tacos, or even eaten plain as a healthy snack.

Recipe Highlights

  • Shrimp is high in protein and selenium, plus other nutrients. A 3 oz. serving of shrimp contains only 84 calories and 18 grams of protein.
  • Air fried shrimp is a great dish if you love to meal prep. Throw the cooked shrimp in a container with cooked rice and veggies for an easy but delicious lunch the next day (see all of my other meal prep ideas).
  • This clean eating recipe is Whole30 and paleo-friendly as well as gluten-free and dairy-free.
Ingredients for air fryer shrimp

Cooking shrimp in an air fryer is surprisingly simple. Let me show you how.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Dry the defrosted shrimp on a paper towel lined plate.

Step Two

In a large bowl combine shrimp, oil, and seasonings then toss to combine.

Pictures showing how to cook shrimp in air fryer

Step Three

Cook in the air fryer for 5 to 6 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Step Four

Once done, transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and serve with lemon.

cooked shrimp on plate with lemon

FAQs

Can I buy peeled and de-veined shrimp?

Yes, if you hate peeling and de-veining shrimp, it’s not a problem. Most grocery stores carry shrimp that is already peeled and de-veined for you.

Can I use frozen shrimp in an air fryer?

Yes simply increase the cooking time to 15 minutes. It will take a little longer since it has to defrost while cooking.

How long is air fryer shrimp good for once cooked?

Once cooked store the shrimp in a covered container for up to 4 days. Toss in with pasta, rice, or veggies for a filling lunch or dinner.

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Lemon garlic shrimp with salad on a plate

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a bowl of lemon garlic shrimp

Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp


Description

Here is a super easy and basic recipe for Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Shrimp that is full of flavor and perfect for tossing with cooked pasta or serving on a salad. Air Fried Shrimp is a protein-rich dish that cooks perfectly in just a few minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, raw, peeled, and de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lemon, halved

Instructions

  1. Pour the shrimp onto a paper towel-lined plate and pat the shrimp dry.
  2. Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp, oil, garlic powder, and sea salt. Toss to combine.
  3. Transfer the shrimp to the basket of your air fryer. Set the temperature to 400°F for 5-6 minutes, tossing once during the cooking process.
  4. When the cooking time is up, transfer the cooked shrimp to a serving plate.
  5. Squeeze your lemon over the cooked shrimp and serve warm.

Notes

  1. Refrigerate any leftover cooked shrimp in a covered container for up to 4 days.
  2. If you want to use frozen shrimp, increase the cooking time to 15 minutes.
  3. For large shrimp, add an extra 2 minutes cooking time.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fried shrimp, easy shrimp recipe, chili shrimp

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