Air-Fryer Shrimp


This ultra-quick air-fryer shrimp recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner—or add it to pasta or use as a salad topper. More crushed red pepper sprinkled on after cooking adds a kick.

air fryer shrimp
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, tails on

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Combine shrimp, oil, lemon juice, garlic, crushed red pepper and salt in a medium bowl; toss to mix well.

  2. Transfer the shrimp to the fryer basket with a slotted spoon. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with chives and additional crushed red pepper, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

164 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 7 shrimp
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 127IU 3%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 320mg 7%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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