Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp

Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp

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From:, January 2019

These air-fried popcorn shrimp get crispy and crunchy with very little oil. The unique flavors are inspired by Mexican fare, with a smoky, spicy dipping sauce and full-flavored shrimp coating. Look for the smallest shrimp you can find so they will cook evenly.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup no-salt-added ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Prep

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  1. Coat air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Combine eggs and water in another shallow dish. Combine panko, cumin and garlic powder in a third shallow dish. Dredge shrimp first in the flour, then in the egg, then in the panko, shaking off excess. Place half of the shrimp in the prepared basket; coat well with cooking spray. Cook at 360°F until crispy and cooked through, about 8 minutes, turning once during cooking. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  3. Combine ketchup, chipotles, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Serve the dipping sauce with the shrimp.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 6-7 shrimp & 2 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 297 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 59 mcg folate; 276 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 616 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 102 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 291 mg sodium; 390 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ medium-fat protein

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