Once you taste air fried shrimp, you’ll be hooked! It’s so fresh and full of flavor, this air fryer shrimp recipe is fantastic! Seriously, this 15 minute air fried shrimp is too easy to pass up. Cooking seafood with this  method is an easy to want to make this several times a week.

Air Fried Garlic Shrimp Recipe in Air Fryer in a basket

Easy Air Fried Shrimp

The air fried shrimp comes out tender with a wonderful bite. It’s crisp, juicy and always perfect. The garlic and lemon flavors shine. Since shrimp comes in different sizes, you just have to adjust cooking time a bit. Serve the shrimp on a salad, tacos, quinoa or with anything you want. It’s so good for everyday and cooks in about 15 minutes. This low carb air fryer shrimp is perfect for busy weeknights when you want to put dinner together quick.

Air Fried Garlic Shrimp Recipe in Air Fryer on a plate

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Healthy Air Fryer Shrimp Recipe

If you’re looking for a keto air fried shrimp, this is it! Serve the shrimp on a salad and you have an instant healthy protein with your veggies! This recipe for air fryer shrimp is really low carb and healthy, especially for the pescatarian diet. For the air fryer, you hardly have to use any oil. A little bit of olive oil spray is all you need for crispy shrimp. Don’t cook it too long or it can get dry. But if you like your shrimp a little more juicy, then drizzle with a little more oil before you cook. This will help the shrimp be more moist and less dry.

If you want to cook frozen shrimp in the air fryer, here’s our recipe with time and temp. Here’s a great shrimp scampi recipe and fresh shrimp spring rolls!

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Air Fryer Garlic Shrimp with Lemon

Serve the shrimp on a salad, tacos, quinoa or with anything you want. Shrimp comes in different sizes, so you'll have to adjust cooking times a bit. You'll figure the best time for your air fryer after you've cooked a batch.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) raw shrimp , peeled de-veined,
  • Vegetable oil or spray , to coat shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste
  • lemon wedges
  • minced parsley and/or chili flakes (optional)



  • In a bowl add the shrimp, garlic powder, salt and pepper and toss to coat all of the shrimp evenly. Add shrimp to air fryer basket in a single layer.
    Raw shrimp in air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 400°F for about 8-14 minutes (depending on the size of your shrimp), gently shaking and flipping halfway.
    Cooked shrimp in air fryer basket
  • Add the cooked shrimp to bowl, squeeze lemon juice on top. Sprinkle parsley and/or chili flakes and serve hot. So good!
    Squeezing lemon over cooked garlic shrimp

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 228kcal, Protein: 46g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 571mg, Sodium: 1762mg, Potassium: 181mg, Vitamin C: 9.3mg, Calcium: 329mg, Iron: 4.8mg