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Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp

This quick and easy Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp is such a great weeknight dinner. Ready in less than 15 minutes, simple ingredients and so tasty!

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a shrimp about to be dipped into tartar sauce.

If you love breaded shrimp, you have to give this air fryer recipe a try!

The breading turns out perfectly crispy and the shrimp is tender. The combo of spices and seasonings pairs perfectly with the shrimp.

This simple recipe cooks up quick in the air fryer. Serve it with a salad, some fruit or veggies. It's a great lunch or dinner for kids. It's also affordable for families compared to breaded shrimp you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store.

It's flavorful enough to be served alone or serve it with your favorite dipping sauce. 

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • Different brands of air fryers seem to heat differently. Adjust cooking time if needed.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days. These are best reheated in the air fryer.
  • Make sure to use raw shrimp in this recipe. if you use cooked shrimp, they will be overcooked and rubbery.

shrimp on a white plate with a salad and tartar sauce on the side.

More easy air fryer recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use any size raw shrimp instead of medium. Cooking times will need to be adjusted.
  • use your favorite seasonings and spices
  • use white cornmeal instead of yellow
  • add minced fresh garlic to the egg mixture
  • use cayenne instead of paprika

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Kitchen equipment and supplies you may need:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!

Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp on a white plate with a gray background.
Yield 4 servings
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
8 Min
Total time
13 Min

Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp


  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, deveined
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • olive oil


  1. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Preheat your air fryer for 3-4 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, one teaspoon seasoned salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, ½ teaspoon seasoned salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, parsley and paprika.
  5. Coat each shrimp in the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture until completely coated.
  6. Place the coated shrimp on the broiler plate of your air fryer basket, leaving space in between each one. Spray or drizzle the shrimp with olive oil. (we did four separate batches in our Ninja Air Fryer)
  7. Air fry at 400 degrees F, for about 6-8 minutes, shaking half way through, or until crispy and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.


Different brands of air fryers seem to heat differently. Adjust cooking time if needed.

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days. These are best reheated in the air fryer.

Nutrition Facts




3.12 g

Sat. Fat

0.57 g


41.63 g


4.43 g

Net carbs

37.23 g


0.7 g


28.48 g


1009.49 mg


182.57 mg

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