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Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

Perfectly grilled, these frozen shrimp in the air fryer are great for fast dinners and cook in only 5 minutes! 
a plate of air fryer frozen shrimp with chopped parsley and a lemon wedge

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These juicy Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp are so easy to make and have loads of flavor. Perfectly grilled, they are great for fast dinners and cook in only 5 minutes! 

a plate of air fryer frozen shrimp with chopped parsley and a lemon wedge

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When you forgot to prep dinner, or ran out of time, grab a bag of shrimp from the freezer and make a batch of these delicious frozen shrimp in the air fryer. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have a tasty topping for pasta, salads, or as a healthy side dish.

These garlic shrimp would be fantastic thrown on a Kale Chopped Salad, Lemon Garlic Pasta, in an Air Fryer Quesadilla, on some Crispy Baked Potatoes, or with some Instant Pot Asparagus Risotto.

And if you like your shrimp “saucy”, drizzle some Cilantro Chimichurri or Chipotle Sauce over the top of the finished shrimp.

a bowl of frozen shrimp, olive oil, salt, and garlic

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • You do not need to thaw the shrimp prior to cooking.
  • Preheat the air fryer to make sure the shrimp start cooking right away; that will give you that perfectly grilled outside and plump and juicy insides.
  • If you use frozen raw shrimp, they will need 8-10 minutes to cook.
  • Shrimp are ready when the internal temp has reached 120F using an instant read thermometer.
3 photos showing how to make frozen shrimp in the air fryer
shrimp on a plate with a lemon wedge
a plate of air fryer frozen shrimp with chopped parsley and a lemon wedge
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Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Perfectly grilled, these frozen shrimp in the air fryer are great for fast dinners and cook in only 5 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 16 oz frozen "cooked" shrimp {do not thaw} {deveined}
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic {finely minced}
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer basket for 3 minutes at 370F.
  • Toss shrimp, olive oil, garlic, and kosher salt in a medium mixing bowl. It won't mix evenly because the shrimp are frozen. That's ok!
    16 oz frozen "cooked" shrimp {do not thaw}, 2 tsp olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Brush heated air fryer basket with olive oil and add the shrimp. Shake to distribute.
  • Cook for 5 minutes at 390F or until shrimp are lightly grilled and pink.

Notes

  • If you use frozen raw shrimp, they will need 8-10 minutes to cook.
  • Shrimp are ready when the internal temp has reached 120F using an instant read thermometer.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments on “Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp”

  1. Why do you reheat af to 370 degrees F. but it says cook at 390 degrees F. Is this a typo or do you increase the temp. when you start cooking? I’m new at this.

    • It’s not a typo. For this recipe, I wanted the air fryer hot for the preheat but not as hot as the cooking time. It just worked out better for overall texture when I was doing the various recipe tests. I use a basket-style air fryer so it is easy to adjust temps as you go.

      For some of my other air fryer recipes I do preheat to the actual cooking temp. But this isn’t one of them. 🙂

  2. question. I have a huge af no baskets, shelves instead, will that work??5 stars