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Easiest Air Fryer Shrimp

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
This recipe is destined to become your new go-to for shrimp. The air fryer works quickly and efficiently to evenly cook shrimp with minimal fat while reducing the risk of overcooking. If using frozen peeled and deveined shrimp (which we love to keep on hand for quick, convenient meals), be sure to thaw completely and pat dry with paper towels before tossing with the seasonings. We like leaving the tails on the shrimp; not only do they look pretty and provide a fun “handle” for casual eating, but they also provide a little roasty essence that adds depth to the final dish.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Lemon zest

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ tsp(s)

Garlic powder

½ tsp(s)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), large, peeled and deveined


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon zest, black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss well to coat.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Add the shrimp mixture to the basket. Air-fry until the shrimp are just done, 7 to 9 minutes, pausing to shake the basket after 4 minutes.
  3. Serving size: about 4 oz shrimp