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a bowl of lemon garlic shrimp

Air Fryer Shrimp (No Breading)

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Here is a super easy and basic recipe for Air Fryer Shrimp with no breading that is full of flavor and perfect for tossing with cooked pasta or serving on a salad. This is a protein-rich appetizer or dish that cooks perfectly in just a few minutes.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 pound medium shrimp, raw, peeled, and de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lemon, halved


  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.


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 108
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 425.8 mg
  • Fat: 1.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.3 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 182.5 mg