Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp


  • 1 lb frozen shrimp


  1. Place the frozen shrimp in the air fryer basket, no need to defrost.
  2. Cook at 400°F for 5 minutes if using frozen cooked shrimp, or for 10 minutes if using frozen raw shrimp. Remember to shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.

Cooking Tips:

  • When using fresh shrimp, adjust the time and temperature accordingly to prevent overcooking.
  • Ensure to check the label of the frozen shrimp bag, as you can find both cooked and uncooked options, with or without the tail.
  • Adding seasoning or marinade to the shrimp before air frying can enhance flavor. Try options like garlic powder, lemon pepper, or Cajun seasoning for extra zest.
  • Serve the air-fried shrimp as a protein-rich appetizer, over salads, or as part of a seafood pasta dish.

Nutrition Information:

  • Shrimp is a low-calorie and high-protein seafood option, providing essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and selenium. One serving (3 oz) of shrimp typically contains around 80 calories and 18 grams of protein.

Additional Information: Air frying frozen shrimp is not only convenient but also yields perfectly cooked and flavorful results. Whether you’re in a hurry or simply want to enjoy a quick and delicious seafood dish, this recipe is a great option. Plus, with the versatility of shrimp, you can customize the seasoning to suit your taste preferences. Try experimenting with different flavors to discover your favorite combination!

Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp


  • 1 lb frozen shrimp


  • Put frozen shrimp in the air fryer basket (no need to defrost!)
  • Cook at 400F for 5 minutes (if the shrimp is labeled as frozen cooked shrimp) or for 10 minutes (if it’s frozen raw shrimp), shaking the basket halfways through.

Cooking Tips

  • For this air fryer recipe, you do not need to defrost the shrimp before you start cooking them. You can just pull them straight from the freezer and pour them out of the bag into the air fryer basket!
  • You can make this recipe with fresh shrimp but you will need to adjust the time and temperature to be shortened. It might overcook and dry out the shrimp if you leave them in there for too long.
  • When buying a bag of frozen shrimp, make sure to double-check the bag. You can buy cooked or uncooked frozen and with or without the tail. The choice is up to you!

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