Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Shrimp

Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Shrimp

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If you love shrimp, you HAVE to try this recipe. You are going to love this frozen breaded shrimp in the air fryer! The outside is super crispy and salty and it gives the shrimp is a nice bite. And when you pair it with the perfect dipping sauce you’ll have no regrets whatsoever.

Air fryer breaded shrimp

Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Shrimp

I am always keeping an eye out to see what I could potentially cook in the air fryer and let me tell you, I think I am on to something. I’ve tried so many things; from sweet potatoes to hamburgers to air fried french toast!

This time, I’m calling all you seafood lovers out there. I’ve got a new way to cook a classic: breaded shrimp!  If you don’t own an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

bite sized breaded shrimp cooked in the air fryer

This air fryer shrimp recipe is amazing and incredibly simple to make. All you need is one thing: frozen breaded shrimp. That’s it!

You can use any brand of frozen breaded shrimp (you can even buy breaded shrimp online), they always turn out perfectly and are ready in under 10 minutes. No need to thaw!

frozen breaded shrimp in a bag

But, if you want to go the extra mile, you can always make them from scratch by dipping shrimp in egg and rolling in bread crumbs.

holding a fried shrimp

If you are trying to keep it low carb, I highly recommend trying this frozen shrimp in the air fryer (no breading involved!).

crispy breaded frozen breaded shrimp in the air fryer

Don’t like shrimp? You should give this crispy breaded fish a taste. Tender fish fillet with a delicious crispy exterior… to die for!

Fried Breaded Shrimp on a white plate

How To Make Frozen Breaded Shrimp In The Air Fryer

Place the frozen breaded shrimp in the air fryer basket.

cooking frozen shrimp in the air fryer

Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

cooking breaded shrimp in the air fryer

After the 8 minutes are up, check the shrimp for crispiness.

Air fryer frozen breaded shrimp

If needed, cook for additional time in 3-minute increments until they are ready (exact time depends on the size of shrimp and the amount).

perfectly cooked frozen shrimp in the air fryer

What To Serve With Breaded Shrimp

I love to serve my breaded shrimp with some sort of dipping sauce that will really elevate the flavor of the shrimp, like this creamy garlic yogurt dill sauce I like to serve with baked salmon!

frozen breaded shrimp

These are some of the other dipping sauces I like to add to the rotation:

Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Shrimp

If you want to serve the air-fried shrimp as a meal, I highly recommend serving it with a side of cilantro lime rice and a few asparagus spears that have been roasted in the air fryer. It’s a perfectly balanced meal!

frozen breaded shrimp in the air fryer

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this crispy ‘fried’ breaded shrimp recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are my favorite main dish recipes:

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Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Shrimp

This air fryer breaded shrimp is amazing! Cook it straight from frozen, no need to thaw! This air fried breaded shrimp is so crispy, you'll love it!
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer shrimp, breaded shrimp, frozen shrimp, shrimp
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen breaded shrimp

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Instructions

  • Put frozen breaded shrimp in the air fryer basket. Cook at 400F for 8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Check shrimp for doneness and crispyness - if needed, cook for additional time in 3 minute increments, until ready (exact time depends on the size of shrimp and the amount).

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