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Air Fryer Fried Shrimp

Once you try these Air Fryer Fried Shrimp, you’ll never go back to deep fried again! This healthier version is easy, uses only a small amount of oil, and can easily be made gluten-free!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 236kcal


  • 12 oz large peeled deveined shrimp (thawed if frozen)
  • 1/2 cup flour gluten free if desired
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs gluten free if desired
  • Avocado oil spray


  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towel
  • Prepare 3 shallow bowls, one with flour and seasoning whisked together, one with eggs whisked together (add water if needed) and one with breadcrumbs
  • Place each shrimp one at a time in flour (shake to remove excess), then coat in egg mixture, then with panko, using hands as needed to coat
  • Spray air fryer basket with avocado oil spray
  • Add shrimp in a single layer not touching
  • Spray tops with avocado oil
  • Air fry at 380 degrees for 3-4 mints, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes


  • Ensure shrimp is fully thawed
  • Use tail off shrimp and make popcorn shrimp instead
  • Use enough avocado oil spray to coat well but not saturate


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 296mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 4mg